Bobbili

Bobbili

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Bobbili () is a town, mandal headquarters and a Municipality in Vizianagaram district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Geography

Bobbili is located at . It has an average elevation of 103&nbsp;metres (337&nbsp;feet).

History

The town and kingdom of Bobbili was founded during the 17th century by Pedda Rayudu, the 15th descendant of the Rajah of Venkatagiri. The town was originally named "Pedda-puli" ("The Big Tiger") after Sher Muhammad Khan, the Nawab of Srikakulam who granted it as a gift to the maharajah of Venkatgiri for his services in his southern campaigns. However, with time, the town became known as "Pebbuli", then "Bebbuli" and finally "Bobbili".

Battle of Bobbili

The battle of Bobbili in 1750, is one of the significant episodes in the history of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Vizianagaram kings won the war with the help of French General Marquis de Bussy. This battle gave the glamour of eternal bravery to Bobbili name.B sreenivas rao is maharaaja of bobbili.

Demographics

During British India it had a population of 17,387 in 1901.

India census, Bobbili had a population of 50,140. Males constitute 50% of the population (25,044) and females 50% (25,096). Bobbili has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 71% and...
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