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It is situated at the south east of Andhra Pradesh. There is evidence of habitation from ancient times. It was called Vikram Singh Puram. It was so in usage till 4th, 12th centuries A.D. Later on it was changed to Nellore ‘Nel’ in Tamil means Paddy, since paddy is grown it came to be known as Nellore.


The following are the Geographical and commercial details of Nellore Circle :

  1 Area in Sq. KM 13076  
  2 No. of Domestic Services 731062  
  3 No. of Non Domestic & Commercial Services 68166  
  4 No. of LT Industrial Services 12916  
  5 No. of Cottage Industries and Dhobighats Services 356  
  6 No. of Agricultural Services 140770  
  7 No. of P W S & Street Light Services 10025  
  8 No. of General Purpose  Services 5354  
  9 No. of Temporary Services 4  
  10 No. of LT Services 968653  
  11 No. of HT Services 519  
  12 No. of 220 KV Substations 2  
  13 No. of 132 KV Substations 14  
  14 No. of 33/11 KV Substations 242  
  15 No. of Distribution Transformers 56821  
  16 No. of 11 KV Feeders 825  
  17 No. of 33 KV Feeders 103  
  18 No. of Divisions 6  
  19 No. of Sub-Divisions 19  
  20 No. of Sections 79  
  21 No. of ERO s / SUB-ERO s 17  



Rivers : Penna, Kandaleru, Swarnamukhi, Pilaperu and Upputeru are the main rivers. Penna is the most important. It enters Nellore district through ‘Veligonda’ at Somasila. It flows 112kms east of Atmakur and Nellore Taluks and joins of the Bay of Bengal. This causes floods in the district. Kandalur originates in Veligondas and flows through Gudur and joins the sea at Krishnapatnam. Pilaperu and Upputeru are the tributaries of Munneru. They flow more through Prakasam districts.

Climate : Usually hot from March till May summer and till September rainy. Rains recede from October, November.

Agriculture and Industries : The land here can be divided into three categories. 1) Red soil 2) Sandy Lands 3) Alluvial. In the alluvial soil any kind of crops can be grown. In the red soil Jowar, Red gram, Groundnut and Castor Oil seed are grown. These are Mica mines in Gudur district. They extend to Rapur, Podalakur also. They extend to 40 sqkms from Gudur. This is coastline for (80kms, 4763kms coastline facilitates fish industry. Nellore goats are famous for the meat they yield. Divi and Kavali are centers of breeding.

Projects : Nellore Anicut, Sangam Anicut, Nellore Monk Supply Channel, Mopadu Project, Rallapadu Project, Somsila Project are the important projects.

Malidevi Drain : This saved 30 thousand acres from sewage and that way helped the farmers, paideru drain. It is a small size river. Paddy is cultivated.

Alluru Swamp Drain : Farmers faced many difficulties, because the lands were submersed in the past that was alerted by this. It is a boon to farmers.

Nakkala Kalva Drain : It projects 12 villag3es in Sarvepalli mandal submersing. This drain starts from Sarvepalli Reservoir and joins Kandaleru.

Sangam Anicut : It was built on the Penna in 1886. It is near Sangam village. It was fitted with 61kms falling shutters in 1937.

Kanupur Village : It is intended to with stand flood waters at Sangam Anicut head sluice.

Literacy : High in Nellore district. This district is in the 8th place in state.