Chittoor district

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Chittoor district (About this soundpronunciation ), is a district in Rayalaseema region of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarters is located at Chittoor. It has a population of 4,170,468 according to 2011 census of India.[1] Chittoor district has many major temples including Tirupati and Kanipakam and temples. It lies in the Poini river valley of southernmost Andhra Pradesh along the ChennaiBangalore section Chennai-Mumbai highway. It is a major market centre for mangoes, grains, sugarcane, and peanuts.

Demographics[change | change source]

According to the 2011 census Chittoor district has a population of 4,170,468.[2][3][4] This gives it a ranking of 47th in India (out of a total of 640)and 6th in its state.[2] The district has a population density of 275 inhabitants per square kilometre (710/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 11.33%.[2] Chittoor has a sex ratio of 1002 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 72.36%.[2]

In 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1010 households in 38 villages across the district.[5] They found that 92.7% had access to electricity, 99.6% had drinking water, 33.3% toilet facilities, and 53.8% lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[5] 29.3% of girls wed before the legal age of 18[6] and 88.2% of interviewees carried a BPL card.[5]

Telugu is both the official and spoken language.

Reference[change | change source]

  1. "Census of India 2011" (PDF). http://censusindia.gov.in. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  3. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Lebanon 4,143,101 July 2011 est.
  4. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Kentucky 4,339,367
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007-08: India. Andhra Pradesh" (PDF). International Institute for Population Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  6. "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 3 October 2011. To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females.