Kadapa District Map

 Kadapa, is a district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in the south-central part of the state and 8 km south of the Penna River. The district is surrounded on three sides by the Nallamala and Palakonda hills. It covers an area of 15,359 sq.kms. Kadapa is surrounded in the east by Nellore, Anantapur in the west and Chittoor district in the South, Kurnool and Prakasam districts lie in the North. According to the 2001 census the poulation of the district is 2573.48, where the population of males is 1303.16 and female is 1270.32.

The main rivers that flow in Kadapa district are Penna, Chitravathi, Kunderu, Papaghni, Sagileru and Cheyeru. Agriculture is one of the main source of occupation for the people who grow rice, jowar, cotton, turmeric, maize, arhar, chillies, sugar cane, sesame, peanuts, and melons. The forests of the district provide timber including the rare sandalwood, which is found only in this region, is the chief source of revenue for the state and nation. Another source of income for the district is handloom industry at Madhavaram. The different places of the district is involved in the mining of limestone and kaolin and there's an asbestos Mining processing unit at Pulivendula.

The district of Kadapa is well connected by road and rail with the different towns of the district and other parts of the state. There are a number of canals, dams and reservoirlike Sunkesula Dam on Tungabadra river, Handhri Nivas Sujala Sravanthi project and Pulivendula Canal, a Reservoir on Buggavanka river, Galer-Nagari-Sujalasravanthi Canal that meet the water requirement of the region.

The major tourist attractions of Kadapa are:

                     Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum, Kadapa

                     Chand Phira Gumbadh, Kadapa

                     Gandikota Fort, Gandikota

                     Kandimallayapalli Brahmamgarimatam, Kandimallayapalli

                     Masjid-e-Azam, Kadapa

                     Pushpagiri Temples, Pushpagiri

                     Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, Vontimitta

                     Tallapaka Temples, Tallapaka

                     Sri Lanka Malleswara Wild life Sanctuary, Lankamalleswaram

                     Sri Venkateswara Wild Life Sanctuary, Rajampet

Different educational institutes of Kadapa offers a wide variety of subjects including arts, science, maths, nursing, law, architecture, various streams of engineering. The names of few renowned educational institutes have been included:

                     Government Degree College, Lakkireddipalli, Kadapa, Rayachoty, Rajampet, Porumamilla, Jammalamadugu,

                     DAW College, Kadapa

                     APRM Arts & Science College, Kadapa

                     Chaitanya Degree College, Kadapa

                     SKR and SKR Government College for Women, Kadapa

                     Sri Srinivasa Degree College, Kadapa

                     Sri Venkateswara College of Arts & Computer Sciences, Kadapa

                     Sweekaar Degree College of Audiology, Kadapa

                     Smt Basava Rama Tarakam Memorial Law College, Chittoor

                     Sri P Basi Reddy College of Law, Chittoor

                     BVR College of Education, Kadapa

                     Sri Malayala Swamy Telugu Pandit Trng College

                     Indira Priyadarshini College of Nursing, Kadapa

                     Mother Theresa School of Nursing, Kadapa