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Sri Amarajeevi Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District
- For the city, see Nellore.
() is one of the 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh
. Nellore is famous for high paddy field
, and so it got its name from "Nelli". The population of the district was 2,966,082 of which 22.45% were urban as of 2011.Nellore
city is its administrative headquarters. The major cities in the district are Nellore, Kavali
. It is bordered by the Bay of Bengal
to the east, Chittoor
and state of Tamilnadu
to the South, Kadapa
to the west, and Prakasam
to the north.
It was earlier known as Nellore district. In 2008 June, the government of Andhra Pradesh officially renamed the district as Amarajeevi Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District
after the name of freedom fighter from this district.
Nellore District had an important role in Telugu
history during the emergence of the language and also during the formation of the state.
Mauryas, Early Cholas and Pallavas
With the rise of the Mauryan Empire
, many parts of the Andhra Pardesh including Nellore came under its influence and was part of the Ashoka
empire in the third century B.C. The caves near Nellore have inscriptions in the brahmi script used by Ashoka. The Cholas were an important dynasty in the south peninsula. The early Cholas ruled between the 1st and the 4th centuries A.D. The earliest chola inscription from 1096 A.D. was found at Jummaluru. The district was part of the... Read More