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Encyclopedia > Kurnool
  ?Kurnool
Andhra Pradesh • India
Coordinates: 15°50′N 78°03′E / 15.83, 78.05
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

• 274 m (899 ft)
District(s) Kurnool
Population 267,739 (2001)
Website: kurnool.ap.nic.in

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Kurnool pronunciation  is a city in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh state of southern India. It is the administrative seat of Kurnool district. It is the former capital of Andhra State (not Andhra Pradesh), which was carved out of Madras State in 1953. The present day Andhra Pradesh was result of merger of Nizam, Andhra, parts of Bombay, Madya Pradesh, Orissa and MP regions. Image File history File links Map Showing Kurnool District. ... Image File history File links Map Showing Kurnool District. ... Image File history File links Kurnool. ... Kurnool District is a district in Andhra Pradesh. ... “Andhra” redirects here. ... Kurnool District is a district in Andhra Pradesh. ...

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Etymology

The original name of Kurnool was Kandenaolu, literally "lubricating village". Many bullock carts which came from far-off places to dig sand in the rivers that ran on both sides of the village stopped to lubricate their wheels. It became Kurnool when the British took over the town. A cart is a vehicle or device, using two wheels and normally one horse, designed for transport. ...


History

Kurnool as a village has existed for 2000 years. It is the only inhabited place between two rivers. Kurnool was a major fort during the reign of the Vijayanagar emperors. There is still a grand citadel called Konda Reddy Buruju to testify the glory it enjoyed in Vijayanagar times, but it is not certain how the watchtower got its name. According to one old story the fort was built by the king Konda Reddy. Vijayanagara (often written Vijayanagar), in northern Karnataka, is the name of the now ruined capital city of the historic Vijayanagar empire in the Southern part of India. ...


During the British Raj Kurnool expanded and schools, churches, etc. were built. Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858...


Geography

Kurnool is located at 15.83° N 78.05° E.[1] It has an average elevation of 274 metres (898 feet). Kurnool is the first capital city of Andhra State (Not Andhra Pradesh). Kurnool lies on the banks of River Tungabhadra [A tributary of River Krishna]. Some Areas in this region face severe drought. This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Kurnool had a population of 6,89,428. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kurnool has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 57%. In Kurnool, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Colleges and schools

  • Kasireddy Venkat Reddy Govt college for Women, Kurnool
  • G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Kurnool
  • Sri Krishna Devaraya University Post Graduate Center, Kurnool (S.K.U.P.G. Center).
  • Trinity English Medium School , Ashok Nagar , Sri Krishna Colony , Kurnool.
  • Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool
  • Silver Jubilee Government Degree College, B-Camp
  • G.Pulla Reddy Pharmacy College
  • G.Pulla reddy Dental college.
  • Safa College of Engineering and Technology.
  • Premier Jr.College,Birla campus, Railway Gate, Kurnool
  • Osmania College, Kurnool
  • St. Joseph's Engligh School
  • St. Joseph's Degree College
  • Vavilala Jr.college
  • Adharsha school
  • Vavilala Degree College
  • Montessori High School,A-Camp,Kurnool.

Kurnool Medical College, is a medical school in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Silver Jubilee Government College is located in Kurnool , Andhra Pradesh. ...

Temples

  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt on banks of Tungabhadra River
  • Sri Vyasraj Mutt near King Market
  • Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Ashok Nagar
  • Sri Manikanta Ayyappa Swamy Temple,Near K.C.Canal,

Major factories

  • Rayalaseema Paper Mill - which is producing 300 tonnes of paper daily, Asia's largest paper mill machinery.
  • Sree Rayalseema Alkalies and Allied Chemicals, TGV Group
  • Carbide factory in working stage.
  • Panyam Cements at Cementnager.
  • Priya cements at Boichervu palli near Garladinne, Peapully mandal.

Transportation

Kurnool is connected to most cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh and to Bangalore and Chennai by the state road transport corporation (APSRTC). National Highway 7 connects it to Hyderabad (210 km, 3.5 hours), Anantapur (140 km, 2.5 hours) and Bangalore (360 km, 6 hours). For movement within Kurnool, there are private city bus services available. However, these are occasional. Auto service, which is the best service, and rickshaws are also available. “Andhra” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ...


Kurnool lies on the Hyderabad – Bangalore railway line. There are also frequent passenger trains to Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Hubli. The 4 important railway stations in Kurnool District are Kurnool Town, Adoni, Nandyala and Dhone junction. Adoni is a commercial town and a municipality in Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ...


Hyderabad is the nearest airport.


Climate

Climate: Tropical


Temperature Range

  • Summer: Max 44 °C and Min 31 °C
  • Winter: Max 32 °C and Min 19 °C

Rainfall: Seasonal

  • Summer season : March - 6th June
  • Rainy season : June - Sep
  • Winter : Oct - Feb

Major festivals

  • Vinayaka Chavithi which can run a week to 10 days.
  • Ugadi (Telugu New Year)
  • Dasara or Dussehra
  • Sri Ramanavami
  • Sri Krishna Janmastami
  • Holi
  • Rakhi
  • Eid (Ramzan)
  • Christmas
  • Bakrid
  • Deepavali(In telugu) or Diwali(in Hindi) is prominent among the Gujarati and Jain community as well as the local Telugu population.
  • Ramzan is celebrated with great zeal among Muslims; for 30 days it looks like a feast every day.

Places of interest

  • Srisailam* - Shiva temple and Hydel power plant (175 km)
  • Mantralayam* - Raghavendra Swami Temple (92 km)
  • Alampur* - Shiva Temple (25 km approx)
  • Mahanandi* - Shiva Temple with natural spring (80 km)
  • Ahobilam* - Ahobila Nrisimha Swamy's Temple (90 km approx)
  • Belum caves near Banaganapalle (125 km)
  • Rollapadu - sanctuary for the Great Indian Bustard - the largest flying bird (60 km)
  • Konda Reddy Fort - Central attraction of Kurnool in Kurnool Town (Centre of the city)
  • Saibaba Temple* on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Kurnool Town.
  • Ayappaswami Temple, near Ganesh Nagar, beside KC canal
  • Birla Temple(Satyanarayana Swamy)* near vinayaka ghat in kurnool Town.
  • Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy(Ex C.M. of A.P.) Ghat* on the banks of Hundri River in Kurnool Town.
  • Saibaba Temple* in Pattikonda (70 km approx).
  • Yaganti, Near Banaganapalli* - Shiva temple (85 km)
  • Kalva-bugga - Natural spring; also don't miss the natural rock formations on the way (27 km)
  • Nallamala forest - (Srisailam, Mahanandi and Ahobilam are all located within the forest region)
  • Jagannatha Hill - Outskirts of Kurnool (5km)
  • Jagannatha Gattu Temple, Kurnool
  • Madhilatiswami temple near bethamcherla 60 km from Kurnool.
  • KambagiriSwamy Temple near Dhone. 80 km from Kurnool

Srisailam is a Jyothirlingam (Hindu shrine to Shiva) located in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Binomial name Ardeotis nigriceps (Vigors, 1831) The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) is a bustard found in India and possibly Pakistan. ... This Sri Ayyapa Swamy Temple is on the Banks of KC Canal. ...

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kurnool
  2. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Welcome To Kurnool (874 words)
Kurnool is a city in Andhra Pradesh state of southern India.
The Boundaries of Kurnool district are Guntur and Nellore districts in the East, Ballary district in the West, Mahaboobnagar district in the North, Cuddapah and Anantapur districts in the South directions.
During the 18th century Kurnool formed the jagir of a semi-independent Pathan Nawab, whose descendant was dispossessed by the British government for treason in 1838.
Kurnool - LoveToKnow 1911 (391 words)
KURNOOL, or Karnul, a town and district of British India, in the Madras presidency.
During the 18th century Kurnool formed the jagir of a semi-independent Pathan Nawab, whose descendant was dispossessed by the British government for treason in 1838.
Kurnool suffered very severely from the famine of 1876-1877, and to a slight extent in 1896-1897.
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