Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
|Coordinates: 16°05′21″N 80°10′02″E / 16.08917°N 80.16722°ECoordinates: 16°05′21″N 80°10′02″E / 16.08917°N 80.16722°E|
|• Total||18.13 km2 (7.00 sq mi)|
|Elevation||25 m (82 ft)|
|• Density||5,600/km2 (14,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
It is located in the Coastal Andhra region of the state at 16°06′N 80°10′E / 16.10°N 80.16°E 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). 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.
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. 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%.
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.
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. It comes under Narasaraopet (Lok Sabha constituency) which was won by Rayapati Sambasiva Rao of Telugu Desam Party.
Chilakaluripet is a part of Vijayawada–Chilakaluripet growth corridor. 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.
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). APSRTC operates buses from Chilakaluripet bus station. The NH 16, a part of Asian Highway 45 passes through the town, which connects Kolkata and Chennai. State Highway 45 which connects Piduguralla and Chirala also passes through the town, intersecting the Asian Highway 45.
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