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Tanuku

Tanuku is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Tanuku mandal in Kovvur revenue division.HistoryIn ancient period, Tanuku was the capital of Tarakapuri, the kingdom of Tarakasura.GeographyTanuku is a located at with tropical climate an annual rainfall of 313.4mm. The Gosthani River flows through the town.Demographicscensus of India, the town had a population of 92,348. The total population constitute 35,495 males, 36,853 females and 6,437 children are in the age group of 0-6 years. The merger of surrounding villages has increased the population to 90,430.Civic administrationTanuku Municipality was constituted in the year 1979 as a second grade municipality. It was upgraded to first grade in the year 2002 and has 34 election wards. Its jurisdiction is spread over an area of 24.83km2. The present municipal chairman is Dommeti Venkata Sudhakar and the municipal commissioner is Amaraiah.EconomyAndhra Sugars Limited supplies liquid hydrogen, a byproduct of sugarcane to the ISRO, for using it as a rocket propellant in satellite launch vehicles. The other byproducts are also used in liquor, paper and power industries.CultureAdikavi Nannaya, the first poet of Telugu language, translated Mahabarata from Sanskrit to Telugu. He was a native of Tanuku. Javvadi Yamini Narasambika in dance, AJS Ramareddy in literature and poetry and Dampuri Narayanarao in folk arts have won the Ugadi awards in their respective fields, announced by the District Cultural Council . The Youth Cultural Celebrations is one such example of promoting cultural activities.
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