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21st in Andhra Pradesh 201 in India

Population (2011)[2] 5,869,484

 • Rank

21st in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
(metropolitan population) 119th in India
India
(metropolitan population)

Demonym(s) Amaraviras

Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Pincode(s) 520 xxx, 521 xxx, 522 xxx

UN/LOCODE AP (Andhra Pradesh)

Vehicle registration AP-07

Sex ratio 1042 ♂/♀

Literacy 83.45%

Police Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Police

International Airport Vijayawada
Vijayawada
International Airport(VGA)

Sea Port Machilipatnam
Machilipatnam
Port

Railway Station Vijayawada
Vijayawada
railway station(BZA), Guntur
Guntur
railway station(GNT)

Website Amaravati
Amaravati
official website

Amaravati
Amaravati
is the capital city of the Indian state
Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh.[5] It is a newly planned city which derives its name from the ancient Amaravathi
Amaravathi
town located in Guntur
Guntur
district. Amaravati
Amaravati
along with neighboring Vijayawada, Guntur
Guntur
and Tenali
Tenali
form the metropolitan region of Amaravati, namely Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Capital Region, which is the largest populated region of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
state with a population of 5.8 million as of the 2011 census, and is governed by APCRDA. The capital city of Amaravati
Amaravati
is a new city planned in Thullur
Thullur
mandal and is different from the historical Buddhist town of Amaravathi. Amaravati
Amaravati
region is an important part and has been ruled by many kingdoms from ancient history. Amaravati
Amaravati
was the capital city for Satavahana kings and Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu.[6]

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History

2.1 Foundation 2.2 Seat of government of Andhra Pradesh

3 Geography 4 Governance

4.1 Administration 4.2 Jurisdiction

5 Culture 6 Language and religion 7 Economy and infrastructure 8 Education 9 Transport

9.1 Road 9.2 Railway 9.3 Air 9.4 Sea

10 Sports 11 Mana Amaravati
Amaravati
app 12 See also 13 References 14 External links

Etymology[edit] The word "Amaravati" translates as the place for immortals.[7][8] History[edit]

Stone carvings of Amaravathi
Amaravathi
kings

The present-day capital region includes the ancient Amaravati. The area has been ruled by the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Ikshvakus, Vishnukundina, Pallavas, Telugu Cholas, Kakatiyas, Delhi Sultanate, Musunuri Nayaks, Bahmani Sultanate, Vijayanagara Empire, Sultanate of Golconda
Golconda
and Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
successively before the founding of the Nizam of Hyderabad
Nizam of Hyderabad
in 1724. It was ceded to France
France
in 1750 but was captured by England
England
in 1759. Guntur
Guntur
returned to the Nizamate in 1768 but was ceded to England
England
again in 1788. It was briefly occupied by Hyder Ali. It was then ruled by Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu. It was part of Madras Presidency
Madras Presidency
during the British colonial period. As per the Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Reorganisation Act (2014), Hyderabad
Hyderabad
became the capital of the then newly formed state of Telangana, post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. However, Hyderabad
Hyderabad
would remain as the joint capital of both states for a period of time not exceeding ten years. Hence, Amaravati
Amaravati
is being built to serve as the capital of Andhra Pradesh.[9] Foundation[edit] The foundation for the city was laid at Uddandarayunipalem
Uddandarayunipalem
on 22 October 2015. The Prime Minister of India
India
Narendra Modi,the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
N. Chandrababu Naidu,the Chief Minister of Telangana
Telangana
Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao,the Japanese minister for economy,trade and industry Yosuke Takagi,and the Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran laid the foundation for the city.[10][11] Seat of government of Andhra Pradesh[edit] The majority of departments and officials of the Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
State Government are functioning from interim facilities located in the Velagapudi
Velagapudi
area of Amaravati, with only a skeleton staff remaining behind in Hyderabad.[12] In April 2016, the office of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu
started its operations from Velagapudi. The Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Legislature remained in Hyderabad
Hyderabad
until March 2017, when it relocated to newly constructed interim legislative buildings in Velagapudi.[13] Geography[edit] The city is being built in Guntur
Guntur
district, on the banks of the Krishna River. The city will be 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south-west of Vijayawada
Vijayawada
and 24 kilometres (15 mi) north of Guntur.[14] Governance[edit]

Secretariat complex during Independence Day, 2017

Map showing Amaravati
Amaravati
in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Capital Region, spread across Guntur
Guntur
and Krishna districts

Administration[edit] Amaravati
Amaravati
is an Urban Notified Area and its urban development and planning activities are undertaken by the Amaravati
Amaravati
Development Corporation Limited[15] and Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA).[16] The Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Secretariat at Velagapudi is the administrative block for the employees of the state government.[17] Jurisdiction[edit] The APCRDA has its jurisdiction over the city and its the conurbation covering Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Capital Region.[18] The capital city is spread over an area of 217.23 km2 (83.87 sq mi),[19] and will comprise villages (including some hamlets) from three mandals viz., Mangalagiri, Thullur
Thullur
and Tadepalle.[20] While, the seed capital is spread over an area of 16.94 km2 (6.54 sq mi).[21] The table below lists the denotified villages and hamlets under their respective mandals, which became a part of the capital city.[1]

Mandal name Settlements

Thullur
Thullur
mandal Abbarajupalem, Ainavolu, Ananthavaram, Borupalem, Dondapadu, Kondarajupalem (de-populated), Lingayapalem
Lingayapalem
(including Modugulankapalem hamlets), Malkapuram, Mandadam
Mandadam
(Tallayapalem hamlets), Nekkallu, Nelapadu, Pitchikalapalem, Rayapudi, Sakhamuru, Thulluru, Uddandarayunipalem, Velagapudi, Venkatapalem

Mangalagiri mandal Krishnayapalem, Nidamarru, Kuragallu (including Nerukonda hamlets), Nowlur
Nowlur
(including Yerrabalem & Bethapudi hamlets)

Tadepalle mandal Penumaka, Tadepalle (M) (Part) (Nulakapet, Dolas Nagar etc.), Undavalli

Note:

M – municipality The names in brackets are the hamlet villages of the respective settlement.

Culture[edit]

Night view of Prakasam Barrage

Language and religion[edit]

Amaralingeswara Temple
Amaralingeswara Temple
in the Amaravathi
Amaravathi
temple town

Telugu is the official language. Hinduism is the majority religion of the city. Economy and infrastructure[edit] The State government has initiated the Singapore-based Ascendas-Singbridge and Sembcorp Development consortium for the capital city construction. The new capital city’s infrastructure will be developed in 7-8 years in phases, at an estimated cost of ₹33,000 crore.[22] Nine themed cities are part of the capital city.[23][24][25] Pi Data Centre, 4th largest of its kind in Asia, with an investment of ₹600 crore (US$92 million) and Pi Care Services, a healthcare BPO were inaugurated at Mangalagiri IT park.[26][27] IT firms like HCL Technologies and VMware
VMware
set up centres in Amaravati.[28][29] BRS Medicity with an investment of $1.8 billion to come up in Amaravati.[30][31] Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics produced in Mangalagiri mandal,[32] a part of the state capital, were registered as one of the geographical indications from Andhra Pradesh.[33] Education[edit] SRM University, AP and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT-AP) had already begun the classes in their respective campus in Amaravati.[34][35] Amrita University, Amity and Indo-UK Institute of Health (IUIH) in collaboration with the King’s College, London are among the others to set up their campus.[36][37][38][39] Transport[edit]

Amaravati
Amaravati
Volvo bus of APSRTC at Vijayawada
Vijayawada
bus station

Vijayawada
Vijayawada
Railway Station

Upgraded terminal at Vijayawada
Vijayawada
International Airport

A road roller working on an arterial road in Amaravati

Road[edit] The buses operated by APSRTC from Pandit Nehru Bus Station
Pandit Nehru Bus Station
and NTR bus station, connects the city with Vijayawada
Vijayawada
and Guntur respectively.[40][41] Two new depots, North and South of APSRTC are proposed to be constructed in the city.[42] Auto rickshaws also operate for shorter distances in the capital city area.[43] The Amaravati– Anantapur
Anantapur
Expressway, supported by Kurnool
Kurnool
and Kadapa Feeder Roads is an ongoing greenfield expressway project, which would provide faster road access from the districts of Anantapur, Guntur, Kadapa, Kurnool
Kurnool
and Prakasam to Amaravati.[44][45] The Amaravati
Amaravati
seed capital road is an arterial road under construction to access the core capital area from National Highway 16.[46] The Vijayawada-Amaravati road connects the city with Vijayawada.[47] Railway[edit] A proposed Amaravati
Amaravati
highspeed circular railway line would connect the city with the nearby cities of Vijayawada, Guntur
Guntur
and Tenali,[48] extending up to a length of 105 km (65 mi) with an estimated cost of ₹10,000 crore (US$1.5 billion).[49]

A view of Seed Access Road

The closest existing railway stations are Krishna Canal and Mangalagiri. Air[edit] The Vijayawada
Vijayawada
International Airport
International Airport
at Gannavaram serves the capital region by providiing air connectivity to destinations across the country.[50][51] Sea[edit] Amaravati
Amaravati
Capital region is served by various seaports located nearby to Amaravati
Amaravati
capital city. Ports like Machilipatnam, Bapatla, Chirala and Nizampatnam
Nizampatnam
serve the city. Sports[edit]

Vijayawada
Vijayawada
PWD ground

Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada

Cricket is the most popular sport of the region. ACA International Cricket Stadium (or Andhra Cricket Association International Cricket Stadium) is a cricket stadium under construction at Nowlur, Mangalagiri mandal, part of the state capital.[52][53] ACA–KDCA Cricket Ground (or Andhra Cricket Association–Krishna District Cricket Association Ground) is the common name for series of two cricket grounds located in Andhra Pradesh. It is located in the village of Mulapadu
Mulapadu
of Krishna district, near Vijayawada.[54] It is under the jurisdiction of Andhra Cricket Association and owned by Krishna District Cricket Association (ACA–KDCA).[55] Anurag Thakur
Anurag Thakur
inaugurated the stadium on 30 May 2016.[56] and ofiicially inaugurated on 10 November 2016 by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu.[57] Mana Amaravati
Amaravati
app[edit] The Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
N. Chandrababu Naidu
inaugurated the Mana Amaravati app to have all government services integrated in one app.[clarification needed][58][59] See also[edit]

Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Capital Region Development Authority List of planned cities

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