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  • Nellore
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • India
  • Nellore Economy The city is the main shopping centre for cloths, furniture, electronics, health needs, jewels etc. The Main assets of Nellore are its Businessmen, Nellore (during 1950s to 1990s) once was the best exporting capital of Mica to countries such as UK as well. Most of the wealthy people settled in other states like Tamilnadu, Karnataka and even the Andhra Pradesh's capital Hyderabad are from Nellore. India's best building and construction contractors have their roots in Nellore.The city makes revenue mainly from cloth emporiums, movie theatres, Nellore cuisine restaurants and hotels, hospitals and educational coaching centres. Nellore has very less number of industries biggest being a small(Nippo )Batteries factory, Apache (recently started leather shoes factory) and Thermal power plant. (Thermal power Plant is now closed for ever) Nellore district is called the "Shrimp capital of India" due to is high production of cultured shrimp.
  • Geographical Location Nellore city is located at 14.

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Nellore Overview

Nellore is a city of Andhra Pradesh and famous for its aqua culture and agriculture produce. It is counted as the 4th most populous city of the state and is precisely located on the coasts of Penner River. It is also a municipal corporation of Andhra Pradesh and administrative headquarters of Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore district.

It is located 168 km away from Chennai and 279 km away from Vijayawada. Nellore’s origin dates back to Mauryan Empire and had also been ruled by the great Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C. It is interesting to know that till 13th century, the city was called by the name "Vikrama Simhapuri".

The contemporary Nellore is one of popular travel destinations of Andhra Pradesh and also has many hotels and restaurants. The inlands of the city are well-connected by roadways and one can visit the various landmarks with ease. The male literacy rate in the city is 87.53% and female literacy rate in the city is 79.52%.

Climate and Geography

Nellore is located at 14.43°N 79.97°E and is characterized by an elevation of 18 meters (59ft). The city experiences typical tropical maritime climate, which is expounded by warm & humid summers, and not very cold winters. The hottest months of the year are April and May and coolest months of the year are December, January and February. Bay of Bengal is situated at a distance of 24 km (15mi) from Nellore and sends cool breezes to the city both in winters and summers. Due to the city’s closeness to the coast, the humidity level is also comparatively high. The city receives 60 percent of the annual rainfall in October and December.


Nellore is well-connected by roadways, airways and railways. One can reach to any major region of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka via roads. The airport that connects the city by air to other geographies is located in Tirupati (Renigunta). One can also tread by trains! Located on Vijayawada-Chennai section of Chennai- Howrah trunk is Nellore Railway station, which operates many rails. In 2013 government decided to enhance the travel by sea prospects in Nellore and decided to set up Dugarajapatnam port. It is believed that it is going to be the second largest port in Asia.

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