Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India

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🇮🇳 Chittoor is a city and district headquarters in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the mandal and divisional headquarters of Chittoor mandal and Chittoor revenue division, respectively.

Chittoor city lies on the banks of Neeva River at the southernmost part of Andhra Pradesh state. It is located on the NH 69 and NH 40 linking major metropolitan cities of Bangalore and Chennai.

It is bounded on the east by Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh and south by Vellore, Tiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu, on the west by Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts of Karnataka, on the north Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh and on the south by Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu. In respect of area it takes the eighth place with an area of 15,150 square km which accounts for 5.51 percent of the total area of the state. The general elevation of the mountainous part of the district is 2500 feet above sea level. The Chennai & Bangalore cities are located in 150 km. and 165 km. respectively to Chittoor Town.

Economy Chittoor is the district capital and houses many district level government institutions.

Chittoor is predominantly an agro-market place and a major market for mango, grain, sugarcane, and peanut. Other industries include oilseed, poultry and milk. Tomato farming contributing over 20% of the State's production. Ground nut is the most major commercial crop in the district followed by sugarcane and the major horticulture crop of mangoes. 2nd largest milk-producing district with its expansive dairy industries. In the field of dairy, the district stood first in the state. The district is famous also for textile industries like that of silk with 13,000 power looms providing employment 40,000 workers. Granite industry famous for its black, pink and grey granites.

Landmarks The Swayambu Varasidhi Vinayakaswamy temple[permanent dead link] at Kanipakam is the famous notable Hindu temple near the city. Ardhagiri Anjaneyaswamy temple at Aragonda is the notable landmark near the city. The 11th century historical Chandragiri Fort is the notable landmark near the city.

Movie theatres[edit] • V Mega Vijaya Lakshmi Theatre • Chanakya Theatre • Raghava Theatre • MSR Movie Land • Sri Gurunatha Theatre • SDC CINEMAS Ananda Theatre • SDC CINEMAS Sri Venkateswara Theatre (under renovation) • Devi Theatre Education The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools of the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English and Telugu.

Engineering colleges: • SITAMS: Sreenivasa Institute of Technology and Management Studies • Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering Technology, Chittoor • Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Chittoor • VEMU : Vemu Institute of Technology

Medical colleges: • Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research • P.E.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research • Sri Venkateswara Medical College • SVIMS - Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women • KKC Homoeopathic Medical College • S.V. Ayurvedic College, Tirupati. Others: • P. V. K. N. Government College.

Roadways APS RTC bus on Chittoor Roads The city is well connected to major cities through national and state highways. The National Highways through Chittoor City are, National Highway 40 (India) connecting Chittoor with Kadapa and Kurnool on North and connecting Vellore and Chennai on South National Highway 69 (India) connecting Chittoor with Kolar and Bangalore on West National Highway 140 (India) connecting Chittoor with Tirupati and Nellore on East. The city has total road length of 382.30 km.

Public transport The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Chittoor bus station. Bus services are operated to Kanipakam, Tirupati, Madanapalle, Punganur, Palamaner, Piler, Puttur, Kuppam, Srikalahasti, Nellore, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Salem, Kanchipuram, Chennai, Puducherry, Kolar, Bangalore, Mysore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur, Hyderabad, Hanumakonda, Warangal, Visakhapatnam, Rajamahendravaram, Kakinada, Vijayawada, Guntur, Tenali, Ongole Amaravati and also to all other major towns and cities in the Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Puducherry and Telangana states.

Railways Chittoor railway station is a National railway station in Chittoor city of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on Gudur–Katpadi branch line section and is administered under Guntakal railway division of South Central Railway zone. Nearest major railway junction is Katpadi Junction railway station Tamil Nadu. Just 30 km from Chittoor city. There are direct trains daily from Chittoor to Vijayawada, Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Guntur, Tenali, Visakhapatnam, Kacheguda (Hyderabad), Bengaluru, Mysuru, Thiruvananthapuram, New Delhi to Kanyakumari HimSagar Express and weekly/biweekly/triweekly trains connect Chittoor with Mannargudi, Jammu, Katra, Tirunelveli, Mangalore, Ernakulam, Visakhapatnam, Rajamahendravaram, Hatia Ranchi, Santragachi (Kolkata) and Jayanthi Janata Express, etc. which run through Chittoor.

Airports The nearest domestic airport is Tirupati Airport at Renigunta in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. The nearest international airports are Chennai International Airport at Chennai and Kempegowda International Airport at Bangalore. The Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (INCAP) will build Kuppam Airport at Shantipuram Mandal at an estimated cost of Rs 100 crore .

Image: Photo by Eshwar on Unsplash

Chittoor has a population of over 153,756 people. Chittoor also forms the centre of the wider Chittoor district which has a population of over 4,174,064 people.

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Antipodal to Chittoor is: -100.902,-13.216

Locations Near: Chittoor 79.098,13.216

🇮🇳 Puttur 79.55,13.45 d: 55.4  

🇮🇳 Tirupati 79.42,13.636 d: 58.2  

🇮🇳 Kanchipuram 79.702,12.839 d: 77.7  

🇮🇳 Chennai 80.267,13.067 d: 127.6  

🇮🇳 Madras 80.276,13.083 d: 128.4  

🇮🇳 Kadapa 78.832,14.48 d: 143.5  

🇮🇳 Vijayapura 77.8,13.29 d: 140.7  

🇮🇳 Hosur 77.833,12.737 d: 147.1  

🇮🇳 Puducherry 79.773,11.923 d: 161.4  

🇮🇳 Nellore 79.956,14.402 d: 161.2  

Antipodal to: Chittoor -100.902,-13.216

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🇵🇪 Trujillo -79.034,-8.103 d: 17560  

🇵🇪 Chimbote -78.603,-9.085 d: 17540.5  

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