|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Anantapur is ANANTHA VENKATA RAMI REDDY (INC)|
|Anantha Venkata Rami Reddy||INC||Hand||D.NO: 7-370 COURT ROAD ANANTAPUR||457876|
|Kalava Srinivasulu||TDP||Bicycle||DNO:6-2-538 KOVVUR NAGAR ANANTAPUR||379955|
|Mansoor||PRAP||Railway Engine||D.NO:6-3-186-A4 RAMNAGAR ANANTAPUR||102047|
|Ambati Rama Krishna Reddy||BJP||Lotus||D.NO:7-2 TADIPATRI (TOWN & MANDAL) ANANTAPUR (DT)||16540|
|J C Ramanujula Reddy||IND||Banana||D.NO:13-3-265 R.F.ROAD ANANTAPUR||9179|
|K P Narayana Swamy||IND||Road Roller||H.NO:28-1349 HOUSING BOARD COLONY ANANTAPUR||8908|
|Amarnath||LSP||Whistle||GURUMANIPALLI(V) KOLIMIGUNDLA (M) KURNOOL(DT)||6340|
|Gaddala Nagabhushanam||BSP||Elephant||D.NO:1-355 CHETNEPALLI VILLAGE GOOTY(M) ANANTAPUR(DT)||5921|
|Devella Murali||IND||Coconut||D.NO:3-345 SOMNATH NAGAR ANANTAPUR||4781|
|T Chandra Sekhar||IND||Sewing Machine||D.NO:1-71A 1ST ROAD ANANTAPUR||3346|
|G Hari||PPOI||Television||N.HANUMAPURAM(V) KANEKAL(M) ANANTAPUR(DT)||3232|
|Krushnapuram Gayathri Devi||CPI(ML)(L)||Flag with Three Stars||D.NO:1-2-565 4TH ROAD ANANTAPUR||2083|
GeographyAnantapuram is located at . It has an average elevation of 335 metres (1099 feet).
DemographicsAs of 2006[update] India census, Anantapur has a population of 360,951 (agglomeration 466,359)in City Corporation and has around 6 Lakhs along with Raptadu Tapovanam Sk University and other extensions. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Anantapur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 56% of the males and 44% of females literate. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Telugu and Kannada are the predominant languages of this city.
HistoryAnantapur offers some vivid glimpses of the prehistoric past. It is generally held that the place got its name from 'Anaatasagaram' , a big tank, which means "Endless Ocean". The villages of Anaantasagaram and Bukkarayasamudram were constructed by Chilkkavodeya, the minister of Bukka-I, a Vijayanagar ruler. Some authorities assert that Anaantasagaram was named after Bukka's queen, while some contend that it must have been known after Anantarasa Chikkavodeya himself, as Bukka had no queen by that name. Anantapur is familiarly known as "Hande Anantapuram" Was named after the Hande family who ruled Anantapur and Bukkarayapatnam.The Hande family belonged to the Balija/Kapu/Naidu Community. Anantapur and a few other places were gifted by the Vijayanagar rulers to Hande Hanumappa Naidu of the Hande family. The place subsequently came under the Qutub Shahis, Mughals, and the Nawabs of Cuddapah, although the Hande chiefs continued to rule as their subordinates. It was occupied by the Palergar of Bellary during the time of Ramappa but was eventually won back by his son, Siddappa. Morari Rao Ghorpade attacked Anantapur in 1757. Though the army resisted for some time, Siddappa ultimately bought off the enemy for Rs.50,000. It then came into the possession of Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. Tipu hanged all the male members of the Siddappa family except Siddappa who escaped from his confinement at Srirangapatnam. After Tipu's death, it was once again taken back by Siddappa. Siddappa submitted himself to Nizam because of the treaty of 1799, who took the total control of the area. He was later pensioned off when British occupied the territory.
Anantapur cityThe city of Anantapur has a population of 360,951 (agglomeration 466,359) as per the 2006 census. Anantapur is known for its tourist attraction. Bhagvan Satya Sai Baba is born in Anantapur District near puttaparthy and studied in Uravakonda in Anantapur district.
EducationAnantapur is an important education center.
- Sri Krishnadevaraya University
- University College of Education, Sri Krishnadevaraya University (University Campus)
- Javaharlal Nehru Technological University (Covers Rayalaseema and nellore district's engineering colleges from 2008-09)
- Govt Arts College (Autonomous)
- Satya Sai Deemed University, Anantapur Campus.
- Sri Sathya Sai Arts & Science junior college for women-Anantapur
- Govt., ITI for women, Anantapur.
- Govt., ITI for boys, Anantapur - www.itibatp.com
- SSBN PG and Degree College (Autonomous)
- Sri Sai College of Nursing
- Government Medical College
- Government Junior College for Boys, New Town
- Kasturba College of Physiotheraphy
- Sri Balaji Educational Society, with over 20 institutions in Anantapur District
- PVKK Institute of Technology (Starting 2008)
- PVKK PG College
- Ragavendra college of Pharmacy
- Little flower group of schools and B.E.D college
- Police Training College
- Govt Polytechnic College
- Sri Satya Sai baba BEd College, Penukonda
- Anantapur Development Initiative
- Sri Krishnadevaraya Engineering College (University Campus)
- Moula Ali Engineering College
- INTELLECTUAL Engineering College, (formerly INTELL engineering college)
- Sri Balayesu Educational Institutes,Hindupur.
- Gates Institute of Technology, (Gooty,47 km away from Anantapur)
- Sri Krishnadevaraya Engineering College, Gooty
- SV Degree & PG college
- Sri Satya Sai Educational Institutions
- INTELL M.C.A College
- Sri Vani PG College
- CVLNR PG College
- Sri Balaji pg college
- Besant PG College
- CMI Degree College
- Sri sai degree college
- Corporate Colleges like Nalanda, SriChaitanya, Narayana etc
- ViswaBharathi English medium school
- Vivekananda Educational Academy Chittoor, Anantapur, Kadapa etc
- Concept schools like Narayana e-techno schools,Keshava Reddy Talent Schools etc
- Sri Rama Rural Development And Educational Soceity Anantapur,Andhra Pradesh,India.
- SPVM degree college, Gorantla (Anantapur dist) by Mr.Bhakthavatsalam (principal)
- The greater gownipalli Z.P.High school
- Medhavi Jr College, Anantapur
- Baba Residential Learning Centre, Brahmanapalli,Puttaparthi
Money/EconomyBeing a District headquarters, Anantapur is a financial centre. Jewellery, Gold business and cinema seem to have a special place. Most nationalised banks have branches in Anantapur. Some of these banks have ATM and locker facilities. Following is a list of some banks in Anantapur:
- State Bank of India (ATM)
- Andhra Bank (ATM)
- Syndicate Bank (ATM)
- HDFC Bank (ATM)
- Indus Ind Bank (ATM)
- ICICI Bank (ATM)
- Axis Bank (ATM)
- Karur Vysya Bank (ATM)
- Vijaya Bank
- Bank of Baroda (ATM)
- Indian Overseas Bank (ATM)
- Canara Bank [ATM]
- State bank of Hyderabad ATM
- Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
- City Union Bank
- UCO Bank (ATM)
- Corporation Bank (ATM)
- Indian Bank
- ING Vysya Bank (ATM)
- DCCB Bank
- Karnataka Bank
- Bank of India
- IDBI Bank(ATM)
- Lakshmi Vilas Bank
SportsAnantapur has many sports facilities and has played host to Irani cup in 1963-64 when Rest of India scored their lowest total of 83 against the then Ranji trophy winners Bombay played at Sanjeeva Reddy stadium. Several Ranji trophy matches and other regional tournamants for basketball, bll badminton, etc. have been hosted in Anantapur.
Places of interest in and around Anantapur
- Mallapuram mountains at 68 km from Anantapur
- Anantapur Clock Tower is in the heart of the city which brings back the memories of the Independence days during which it has been built.
- Lepakshi Temple (is renowned as the repository of the best mural paintings of the Vijayanagar Kings. Lepakshi consists of three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and 'Virabhadra'). The temple is decorated with superbly sculptured pillars on which are carved life-size representations of musicians and dancers in various poses displaying spirit and vigour. One can also see the world's largest Nandi (stone sculpture of the bull which Lord Shiva rides and the gate keeper of the Shiva) lepakshi is 14 km from Hindupur
- Puttaparthi, Prasanthi Nilayam (Home of Sri Satya Sai and to many facilities such as super speciality hospital, educational institutions, founded by Sri Satya Sai)
- Thimmamarri manu (A large Banyan tree spread over 5 acres (20,000 m2) of land near Kadiri. This tree was recorded as the biggest tree in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989)
- Venkateswara Swamy Temple & Shiva Temple in Tadipatri. Architectural beauty.
- Hanuman temple, Kasapuram, near to Guntakal
- Belum Caves (natural Caves), 15 km from Tadipatri.
- Sri Nallalamma swamy Temple in the village Kanampalli, approximately 22 km from Anantapur.
- Sri Nagalingeswara swamy Temple in the village [[Neelampalli]], approximately 12 km from Anantapur.
- Buttre pally waterfall near kadiri 15 km from kadiri which falls only in rainy season.
- Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple Pennaohbulam which is 35 km from Ananthapur.
- Kadiri Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple famous for the idol sweating
- Devarakonda only hill in Anantapur has a temple at the top.
- ISKCON temple on the outskirts of the city on NH 7.
- Temple of Lord Siva and Parvathi in Kuderu 20 km from Anantapur.
- Temple of Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy in Pampanuru 20 km from Anantapur.
- Temple of Sri Shiva in Kandukaru village 10 km from Anantapur (Old temple found in diggings).
- Penukonda (Ghanagiri) 70 km from Anantapur and 120 km from Bangalore Air port]] : Hazrat Baba Fakroddin Dargah,Biggest Hanuman Statue laid from 14th century at entrance of Penukonda, Port wall, Timmarusu Samadhi, Big Narasimha swamy temple and big tank at hill top, One of the oldest Jain temple in the world ( Pache Parswanatha swamy temple ), Gagan Mahal ( Summer resort for empire Krishna devaraya ) are located in only Spiritual Town
- hanuman temple near somuladoddi
TransportationAnantapur City is well connected to most major cities in India by the National Highways 7 and 205. Anantapur also has direct train connection to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Vishakapatnam, etc. Puttaparthi which is 80 km south of Anantapur is the nearest airport with scheduled air services while Bangalore, 215 km away has an international airport and is well connected to rest of India.
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