Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 16°05′21″N 80°10′02″E / 16.08917°N 80.16722°E / 16.08917; 80.16722Coordinates: 16°05′21″N 80°10′02″E / 16.08917°N 80.16722°E / 16.08917; 80.16722
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
  Total 18.13 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2011)[2][3]
  Total 101,398
  Density 5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
  Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522 616
Vehicle registration AP-07

Chilakaluripet is a city in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Chilakaluripet mandal in Narasaraopet revenue division.[4]


It is located in the Coastal Andhra region of the state at 16°06′N 80°10′E / 16.10°N 80.16°E / 16.10; 80.16 in the on the Eastern coastal plains. Chilakaluripeta is located 41 km (25 mi) south-west of the district headquarters, Guntur, and 78 kilometres (46.5 mi) north of Amaravati (state capital).[5] The city is located in zone 3 as per Earthquake zones of India. Krishna River water from the Nagarjuna Sagar Right Canal is the main source of water for the residents.[6]


As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 101,550. The total population constitute, 50,201 males and 51,349 females. Average sex ratio is 1023 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[7] 9,525 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 4,916 are boys and 4,609 are girls with a sex ratio of 938 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 72.08% with 52,106 literates, lower than the national average of 73.00%.[2][8]


Civic administration

Chilakaluripet Municipality was constituted in 1964 as a third grade municipality. It was upgraded to second grade in 1980 and to first grade in 2001. The jurisdiction of the municipality is spread over an area of 18.13 km (11.27 mi) with 34 wards.[5][1]


Chilakaluripet is a part of Chilakaluripet (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Prathipati Pulla Rao is the present MLA of the constituency from Telugu Desam Party.[9] It comes under Narasaraopet (Lok Sabha constituency) which was won by Rayapati Sambasiva Rao of Telugu Desam Party.[10][11]


Chilakaluripet is a part of Vijayawada–Chilakaluripet growth corridor.[12] The municipality, along with Vijayawada and Guntur Municipal Corporations are a part of a 15 MW waste-to-energy plant project, planned to be set up with the collaboration of the JITF Urban Infrastructure Limited.[13]


The town has no rail network and mostly depends on road connectivity. It has a total road length of 116.20 km (72.20 mi).[14] APSRTC operates buses from Chilakaluripet bus station.[15][16] The NH 16, a part of Asian Highway 45 passes through the town, which connects Kolkata and Chennai.[17] State Highway 45 which connects Piduguralla and Chirala also passes through the town, intersecting the Asian Highway 45.[18]


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[19][20]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 June 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. 1 2 "Andhra Pradesh (India): Districts, Cities, Towns and Outgrowth Wards – Population Statistics in Maps and Charts".
  3. "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. pp. 14,46. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  4. "Adminsistrative divisions of Guntur district" (PDF). Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  5. 1 2 "Chilakaluripet Municipality |". Chilakaluripet Municipality. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. Reporter, Staff (24 March 2016). "Relief as water release begins from Sagar right canal". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  8. "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  9. "MLA". AP State Portal. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  10. "MP (Lok Sabha)". Government of AP. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  11. "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 22,31. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  12. "Need to enforce building rules: VGTM-UDA vice-chief". The Hindu. Guntur. 2012-07-14. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  13. "Waste-to-energy plant to be set up in Guntur". The Hindu. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  14. "Details of Roads in each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  15. "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  16. Srinivas, Rajulapudi (25 October 2013). "25 passengers rescued from stranded APSRTC bus in Narsaraopet". The Hindu. Guntur. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  17. "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  18. "Road Maps". Roads and Buildings Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  19. "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  20. "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
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