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Kadiri is a town in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality, mandal headquarters and also the revenue divisional headquarters Kadiri.EtymologyThe name Kadiri is an alternative name for the Sanskrit word, Khaadri, meaning canary wood or Indian mulberry . The town has derived its name from the famous legend of Sri Narasimha Swamy described below, where the Lord emerges from a Khadri tree to rescue his devotee Prahlada. Sri Krishna Devaraya made an effort in building temple for Lord Narasimha which is now being visited by people all over the country.GeographyKadiri is located at. It has an average elevation of 504 metres (1653 ft).DemographicsAs of 2001 India census, Kadiri had a population of 76,261. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kadiri has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 46%. In Kadiri, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kadiri is one of the few towns in Andhra Pradesh with a large MUSLIM population of 55% of the town after Hindupur. Hindupur has the largest Muslim population in Anantapur district.Government and politicsCivic AdministrationKadiri Municipality is the urban local body of the town, which was constituted on 28 August 1964. It has a jurisdictional area of 25.88km2 and is classified as a second grade municipality with 36 wards.Kadiri is in Anantapur District. Plan your holiday in Kadiri and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our India trip builder website .
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