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Nuzivid is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Mandal Nuzvid
 • MLA Meka Venakta Pratap Appa Rao
 • Total 28.69 km2 (11.08 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 58,590
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AP 16
Lok Sabha constituency Eluru
Assembly constituency Nuzvid

Nuzvid is a municipality in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[3] It serves as the administrative headquarters for Nuzvid mandal and Nuzvid revenue division.[4][5]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Transport 5
  • Education 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9


Nuzvid is a historical fortified town. It was founded by Meka Basavanna, the chieftain of Rani Rudrama Devi/Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal Kakatiya dynasty in 1321 AD. After the second attack of Delhi ruler, Mohammad bin Tughlak to Kakatiya ruler of Pratapa Rudra, he was defeated and caught by Tughlak. At that moment the chieftains were separated and migrated to different places. Some went to Bobbili. Some established themselves at Nuzvid.

At that period they cultivated the nuvvulu (Seasom) Chelu means Crops. The place was first named as nuchela veedu, gradually changing to nujelaveedu and after British rule to Nuzvid.

The first English-Telugu dictionary was prepared by Sankaranarayana with the financial help of Nuzvid Rajahs.

The first mutiny against French rule was by Nuzvidians. Senior Citizens of Nuzvidu used to say that this place used to have "Burujus" with heavily artillery for security. One such place was "Bodigattu". People used to hear the sounds of heavy artillery from the place now called "Damadamaala Thotha".


Nuzvid is located at . It has an average elevation of 81 m (266 ft).[6]


As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 58,590. The total population constitute, 29,117 males and 29,473 females —a sex ratio of 1012 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 940 per 1000.[2][7] 5,213 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,606 are boys and 2,607 are girls—a ratio of 1000 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 82.37% with 43,966 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[2][8]


The Mango orchards are in abundant with Banginapalli, Totapuri varieties, those are even exported to foreign countries.[9][10] It even generates revenue for Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone, in terms of freight loading. In the year, 2009–10, 34,314 tonnes of mangoes were loaded to generate an income of 5.12 crore (US$770,000).[11]


The Tiruvuru road connects it with NH 221 in the north-west and the Hanuman Junction road connects it to NH 5 in the south-east.[12] Nuzvid railway station is under the jurisdiction of Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. It is situated on the Howrah-Chennai main line.[13]

Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport.


Nuzvid is an educational centre for the surrounding areas. Sri Raja Rangarayappa Zilla Parishad High School (SRRZPH School), established 1893, is one of the oldest schools in Andhra Pradesh and Sri M. Soma Sankara Rao is First Best Teacher Awardee of this school.

See also


  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Municipal Development Project" (PDF). Municipal Development Project. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 19. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 12. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Administrative Setup". Krishna District Official Website. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 486. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Nuzvid, India". 
  7. ^ "Sex Ratio". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Srinivas, Rajulapudi (30 April 2013). "Bumper harvest of mangoes likely". The Hindu (Nuzvid (Krishna District)). Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  10. ^ B. MADHU GOPAL (26 May 2003). "Mangoes up for grabs". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Susarala, Ramesh (23 May 2013). "Record revenue from mango loading at Nuzvid". The Hindu (Vijayawada). Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 525. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Nuzvid railway station". indiarailinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 

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