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Bobbili

Bobbili
బొబ్బిలి
Town
Musical concert Mandapam at simhachalam
Musical concert Mandapam at simhachalam
Bobbili is located in Andhra Pradesh
Bobbili
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates:
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Vizianagaram
Government
 • MLA Sujay Krishna Rangarao, Ravu Venkata
Area[1]
 • Total 25.60 km2 (9.88 sq mi)
Elevation 103 m (338 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 56,819
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 535 xxx
Telephone code 91–8944
Sex ratio 1:1 /
Website Bobbili Municipality
Statue of Thandra Paparayudu at RK Beach

Bobbili is a town, mandal headquarters and a Municipality in Vizianagaram district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[3]

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Battle of Bobbili 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Educational institutions 5
  • Governance 6
  • Industries 7
  • Transport 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Geography

Bobbili is located at .[4] It has an average elevation of 103 metres (337 feet).

History

The town and kingdom of Bobbili was founded during the 17th century by Pedda Rayudu, the 15th descendant of the Rajah of Venkatagiri. The town was originally named "Pedda-puli" ("The Big Tiger") after Sher Muhammad Khan, the Nawab of Srikakulam who granted it as a gift to the maharajah of Venkatgiri for his services in his southern campaigns. However, with time, the town became known as "Pebbuli", then "Bebbuli" and finally "Bobbili".

A lion sculpture atop the celebrated Venugopala Swamy temple

Battle of Bobbili

The battle of Bobbili in 1757, is one of the significant episodes in the history of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Vizianagaram kings won the war with the help of French General Marquis de Bussy. This battle gave the glamour of eternal bravery to Bobbili name.

Demographics

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 56,819. The total population constitute, 28,285 males, 28,534 females and 5,693 children in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 76.66% with 39,193 literates, higher than the national average of 74%.[5]

Educational institutions

Bobbili is known for its quality education. An age old college in the form of Rajah R.S.R.K. Ranga Rao College (1962) and even older school in the form of Samsthanam High School (1864)

Governance

Parliamentary and assembly constituencies

Bobbili is a parliamentary constituency in Indian Lok Sabha.[6] It had 9,70,612 voters during the elections, held during April–May 2004 for the 14th Lok Sabha. Since 2009 Bobbili Parliamentary Constituency no longer exists and is replaced with Vizianagaram Parliamentary constituency. Bobbili is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,20,173 registered voters in this constituency in 1999 elections.

Industries

Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation has set up Industrial Development area at Bobbili in 2008. Nearly 200 units will be set up in an area of over 1,000 acres of land. The state government has spent about Rs. 20 crore is on infrastructure like roads, water supply, power transmission including a 33 KV sub-station. The major projects in the pipeline include B.K. Steels, Vizag Profiles and Ferro Alloys. The Growth Centre has a potential to employ 10,000 people directly and a few thousands indirectly through the ancillary industries.

Transport

See also

References

  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mandals in Vizianagaram district". Retrieved 2007-02-26. 
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bobbili
  5. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Bobbili Lok Sabha Constituency

External links

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