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Kurnool District : Andhra Pradesh

About District

Kurnool district is one of the important districts in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the most prominent district of the Rayalaseema Region. The name of Kurnool has been derived from its original name of ‘Kandenavolu’. Kurnool district is gifted with rich natural resources. The district is bounded on the North by major rivers of Krishna and Tungabhadra. Nallamalas and Erramalas are the two important mountain ranges in the district running parallel from North to South with thick vegetation. About 18% of total geographical area is under thick forest cover which is a rich source of forest wealth. The major portion of the district comprises rich black cotton soil which is being cultivated aptly for growing rich cash crops like Groundnut and Cotton. Kurnool district has got a strong agricultural background. About 70% of the working population of the district is either directly or indirectly engaged in agricultural and allied activities. The major cash crops like cotton, tobacco and groundnut are extensively grown. At present Kurnool District comprises 3 Revenue Divisions, 54 Revenue Mandals 53 Mandal Parishads, One Municipal Corporation, 3 Municipalities, 899 Gram Panchayats, 920 Revenue Villages and 615 Hamlet Villages.

District at a Glance

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