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Chilakaluripet

Chilakaluripet
చిలకలూరిపేట
City
Chilakaluripet is located in Andhra Pradesh
Chilakaluripet
Chilakaluripet
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates:
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Mandal Chilakaluripet
Area[1]
 • Total 18.13 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 101,398
 • Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522 616

Chilakaluripet is a city in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the mandal headquarters of Chilakaluripet mandal in Narasaraopet revenue division.[2]

History

Chilakaluripet was known as "chilakala thota, Rajagari Kota and Purushothama patnam" in the 18th and 19th centuries. A village on the outskirts of Chilakaluripet has a great history. The British used to call this town as "Chick pet". Due to the number of orchards in and around the town, parrots used to flock here and live on the trees. Hence, this place was called "Chilakaluru" during the time of Chilakaluripet zameendars.

Demographics

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 101,550. The total population constitute, 50,201 males and 51,349 females —a sex ratio of 1023 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[3][4] 9,525 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 4,916 are boys and 4,609 are girls—a ratio of 938 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 72.08% with 52,106 literates, lower than the national average of 73.00%.[1][5]

Transport

The primary mode of transportation in Chilakaluripet is buses and other private vehicles. APSRTC and private buses ply from here to all the major cities and towns across Andhra Pradesh. The nearest railway stations are Guntur, Narasaraopet and Chirala.

See also

References

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