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Nandyal
Nandyal
is a Town in Kurnool district
Kurnool district
of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Nandyal
Nandyal
mandal in Nandyal
Nandyal
revenue division.[3][4]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Demographics 3 History 4 Geography 5 Climate 6 Economy 7 Governance

7.1 Civic administration 7.2 Politics

8 Culture and tourism 9 Transport 10 Education 11 Photo gallery 12 See also 13 References

Etymology[edit] The town was originally called Nandalluru. It derives its name from Nandi, the vehicle of Siva. Aalaya means house/ dwelling in Sanskrit. Since it is surrounded by nine nandis it is called Nandi Aalaya which, over period of time, became Nandyala or Nandyal, the present name of the place. These nine temples are Garudanandi, Krishnanandi (also called Vishnunandi), Mahanandi, Naganandi, Prathamanandi, Shivanandi, Somanandi, Suryanandi and Vinayakanandi. These temples draw pilgrims from various places. Nandyal
Nandyal
had a population of 200,746 at the time of the 2011 Census. Demographics[edit] As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 2,11,424. The total population constitute, 1,05,826 males and 1,05,598 females. History[edit] Nandyal
Nandyal
has been an important pilgrimage site since the days of the Vijayanagar Kingdom due to the nine Nandi temples mentioned above. It was the introduction of the railways in 1890, however, that led to its rapid development. It became a municipality in 1900 and was visited, among others, by Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Geography[edit] Nandyal
Nandyal
is surrounded by hills with the Kundu River on its west, the dense forests of Nallamala Hills
Nallamala Hills
to the east and granite mines to the south. The town is rich in water resources like reservoirs. These give it an equitable climate throughout the year. However, summers can be particularly hot. The average temperature is around 28 °C. Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Average high °C (°F) 31.0 (87.8) 34.0 (93.2) 37.1 (98.8) 39.0 (102.2) 39.9 (103.8) 36.2 (97.2) 33.4 (92.1) 33.0 (91.4) 32.6 (90.7) 32.4 (90.3) 30.8 (87.4) 29.9 (85.8) 34.11 (93.39)

Average low °C (°F) 17.7 (63.9) 19.8 (67.6) 22.9 (73.2) 26.3 (79.3) 27.6 (81.7) 25.9 (78.6) 24.5 (76.1) 24.4 (75.9) 24.0 (75.2) 23.0 (73.4) 20.0 (68) 17.4 (63.3) 22.79 (73.02)

Average rainfall mm (inches) 0 (0) 2 (0.08) 6 (0.24) 21 (0.83) 42 (1.65) 101 (3.98) 144 (5.67) 131 (5.16) 145 (5.71) 90 (3.54) 21 (0.83) 4 (0.16) 707 (27.85)

Source: en.climate-data.org

Economy[edit] The town is a major hub of industry and agriculture. It is rich in natural resources like marble. There are many rice mills and oil mills and industries which produce milk, soft drinks, sugar, PVC pipes, etc. Some of the renowned industries in the town are the Milk
Milk
Dairy, Nandi Polymers, S. P. Y. Agro, Nandi Steels, etc.[5][6] Governance[edit] Civic administration[edit]

Nandyal
Nandyal
Municipal High School named after Kaderbad Narasinga Rao

Nandyal
Nandyal
municipality was constituted in the year 1899. The jurisdictional area is spread over an area of 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi).[1] Its urban agglomeration is spread over an area of 28.88 km2 (11.15 sq mi) which includes constituents of Nandyal
Nandyal
municipality, out growths of Moolasagaram, Noonepalle and partial outgrowths of Udumalpuram, Ayyalur.[3] Politics[edit]

Statue of Kaderbad Narasinga Rao
Kaderbad Narasinga Rao
in Municipal High School Nandyal

P.V. Narasimha Rao
P.V. Narasimha Rao
was an Indian lawyer, politician, and activist who served as the ninth Prime Minister of India
India
(1991–1996), registered his record-breaking victory in 1992 from Nandyal
Nandyal
(Lok Sabha constituency). Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India, serving from 1977 to 1982, and the only person to be elected President of India
India
unopposed, fought the Lok Sabha election from Nandyal constituency as a Janata Party candidate. He was the only non-Congress candidate to get elected from Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
in that Loksabha elections. He was unanimously elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha on 26 March 1977. Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy from TDP is the current MLA of Nandyal. S. P. Y. Reddy is serving as the member of parliament (MP) from Nandyal
Nandyal
(Lok Sabha constituency). Culture and tourism[edit]

Mahanandi
Mahanandi
Temple

As mentioned and listed above, Nandyal
Nandyal
is surrounded by nine bull temples known as the Nava Nandi. Sri Yaganti
Yaganti
Uma Maheswara Temple near Nandyal
Nandyal
has one of the largest Nandi idols of the world. As per the Archaeological Survey of India, the rock grows at a rate of 1 inch (2.5 cm) per 20 years. Nandyal
Nandyal
is also the gateway to Belum Caves, Mahanandi
Mahanandi
and Srisailam.[7] Transport[edit] The town is well connected by road and railways. The NH18 is well connected to Kurnool, Tirupathi, Kadapa
Kadapa
etc. The Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Nandyal
Nandyal
bus station.[8] Nandyal
Nandyal
Junction is administered under Guntur
Guntur
railway division of South Central Railways.[9] Kurnool Airport which is being constructed at Orvakal to be commissioned on July 2018 is 50 km from Nandyal Education[edit] The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[10][11] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu, Urdu. Photo gallery[edit]

Nandyal
Nandyal
Railway Station

Nandyal
Nandyal
Railway Station Platform

Nandyal
Nandyal
Railway Station Platform-1

Nandyal
Nandyal
Railway Station Platform-2

See also[edit]

List of cities in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
by population List of municipal corporations in Andhra Pradesh Maseedupuram

References[edit]

^ a b "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Telangana. Retrieved 24 September 2015.  ^ "Telangana (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards – Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". citypopulation.de.  ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Kurnool" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12–13, 38, 50. Retrieved 28 August 2015.  ^ " Kurnool
Kurnool
District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 339. Retrieved 19 January 2015.  ^ "Brief Industrial Profile of Kurnool
Kurnool
District" (PDF). Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises. Government of India. pp. 11–12. Retrieved 28 June 2015.  ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 28 June 2015.  ^ "Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 18, page 363 -- Imperial Gazetteer of India
India
-- Digital South Asia Library". uchicago.edu.  ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.  ^ "Kolakalur railway station info". India
India
Rail Info. Retrieved 30 July 2014.  ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.  ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal
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AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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