Uravakonda

Uravakonda is a census town in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Uravakonda mandal in Anantapur revenue division. The town is a constituent of urban agglomeration.[1][2]

Uravakonda
Uravakonda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Uravakonda
Uravakonda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°57′N 77°16′E / 14.95°N 77.27°E / 14.95; 77.27Coordinates: 14°57′N 77°16′E / 14.95°N 77.27°E / 14.95; 77.27
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictAnantapur
Area
 • Total30.28 km2 (11.69 sq mi)
Elevation
459 m (1,506 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total80,201
 • Density2,600/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAP

Uravakonda was formed about 115 years ago by the late Govindachar of Uravakonda. He was considered to be "one of the smartest men in South India at the time" and was an ace in mathematics.

During British rule, Govindachar would be requested by British lords to help them drawing maps and measuring their lands accurately and would also count and manage the distribution of taxes. In return for the help Govindachar would get lands from the lords in different parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Govindachar then took those lands and traded those lands for one big 1000 acre land called Uravakonda. He then brought villagers and developed the town by agriculture and building a clock tower. He also made good links with Anantpur and other neighbouring towns.

At present, the government owns Uravakonda but the descendants of Govindachar are still alive. Sridhar and Adithya Uravakonda are the direct descendants of Govindachar.


GeographyEdit

Uravakonda is located at 14°57′N 77°16′E / 14.95°N 77.27°E / 14.95; 77.27.[3] It has an average elevation of 459 metres (1505 feet).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[4] Uravakonda had a population of 41,865. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Uravakonda has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 50%. In Uravakonda, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Nearest town is Guntakal.

Uravakonda is well connected to district headquarters Anantapur (52 km) and to other close by cities Bellary (Karnataka, 55 km), Guntakal by road.

EducationEdit

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[5][6] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14–15, 234. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Anantapur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 382. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Uravakonda
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.