(Last Updated on : 02/02/2009)
In the whole of the Indian subcontinent, numerous towns and cities have developed by leap and bounds. The state of Andhra Pradesh also, houses several places and towns as well. Amongst several towns,
Hindupur deserves special mentioning. It is a city, which is located in the district of Anantapur of the same state and is controlled by a municipality.
The origin of the Hindupur town has got a rich story to back up. The name of the town Hindupur has bestowed upon by the Maratha chief, namely, Murari Rao. It becomes evident that he named the town Hindupur in remembrance of his father Hindoji Rao.
The town of Hindupur is quite famous for several things like silk, jaggery etc.
Strategically, the town of Hindupur is quite significant. Hindupur has been located at 13.83° N 77.49° E. It has an average height of 621 metres or 2037 feet. To be precise Hindupur town is situated almost hundred kilometers from cities like Anantapur and Bangalore.
The demography of any place throws some light on the actual status of the particular place or region. In case of Hindupur also, one can decipher several aspects about the city. The Census report of India that came out in the year 2001 is quite significant in this regard. According to the report, the total population of the Hindupur has been enumerated to be125,056. The situation of males, females as well as children too is reflected in this report. Out of the total population, males comprise of 51 percent, while the females constitute of 49 percent. In Hindupur town, 13 percent of the total population is below six years of age.
The literacy rate too adds on the information about the Hindupur town. It is interesting to note that the average literacy rate is 62 percent, which is higher than the national average. The national average of the entire nation is 59.5 percent. To be specific, male literacy rate is 69 percent , while rate of female literacy is 55 percent .
In order to sustain their livelihood, majority of the people of Hindupur has to depend on selling and trading of things like jaggery, tamarind, silk and several other materials.
Iron works, huge trucks, body building and other vehicular services are also being produced here. An energetic population of Muslims has domination of these jobs here.
An adjacent village of the Hindupur, namely, Muddireddi Palli is a hub of production of silk sarees, thereby bringing huge amount of money to the entire region. Due to the
prevalence of the International Airport at Devanahalli(Karnataka) , people from the Hindupur town and also those from the nearby region get accessibility with other places.
Quite a number of places of interest have developed in the district, which has become an ideal destination for tourists. A tiny village, namely, Lepakshi , located almost fifteen kilometers east of the town of Hindupur. This has gained repute as a place of historic and archaeological importance. It is ideal for all the lovers of art and architecture in India. Especially, it is famous as the store house of the exquisite mural paintings that are made during the era of the Vijaynagar dynasty.