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Anantapur

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Anantapur is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Anantapur mandal and also the divisional headquarters of Anantapur revenue division. The city is located on National Highway 44. It was also the headquarters of the Datta Mandalam in 1799. It was also a position of strategic importance for the British Indian Army during the Second World War.GeographyAnantapur is located at. It has an average elevation of. It is located at a distance of 356 km from Hyderabad and 484 km from Vijayawada.ClimateAnantapur has a semi-arid climate, with hot and dry conditions for most of the year. Summers start in late February and peak in May with average high temperatures around the 37C range. Anantapur gets pre-monsoon showers starting as early as March, mainly through north-easterly winds blowing in from Kerala. Monsoon arrives in September and lasts until early November with about 250mm of precipitation. A dry and mild winter starts in late November and lasts until early February; with little humidity and average temperatures in the 22- range. Total annual rainfall is about 22in.Demographicscensus, Anantapur has a population of 262,340. The sex ratio was 995 females per 1000 males and 9% of the population was under six years old. Effective literacy is 82%, male literacy is 89% and female literacy is 75%. Telugu is the official and widely spoken language. Whereas Urdu, Kannada and English are the minority languages spoken in the city.
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