|Formed||4 April 2022|
|Founded by||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|• District collector||K. Venkata Ramana Reddy, IAS|
|• SP||P. Parameshwar Reddy, IPS|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Tirupati|
|• Total||8,231 km2 (3,178 sq mi)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Postal Index Number|
Tirupati district () is one of the eight districts of Rayalaseema region in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarters is located at Tirupati city. This district is known for its numerous historic temples, including the Hindu shrine of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and Sri Kalahasteeswara temple. The district is also home to Satish Dhawan Space Centre (formerly Sriharikota Range), a rocket launch centre located in Sriharikota. The river Swarnamukhi flows through Tirupati, Srikalahasti and joins the Bay of Bengal. ⓘ
The district is an educational hub and has central and state universities and institutes including IIT Tirupati, Sri Venkateswara University, National Sanskrit University, IISER Tirupati. The district is home to Sri City, one of the leading special economic zone (SEZ) in India.
The district derived its name from its main city, Tirupati. In Tamil translation, tiru means sacred or Lakshmi and pati means abode or husband.
On 26 January 2022, Balaji district was proposed to be formed from parts of Chittoor, Nellore districts as one of the twenty-six districts.Based on the feedback from public, the name was later changed to Tirupati district. The new district came into existence on 4 April 2022 with Gudur, Sullurupeta revenue divisions from Nellore district and Tirupati revenue division from Chittoor district. Srikalahasti revenue division was newly created.
Tirupati district is located between the northern latitudes of 13°21′54″ and 14°30′40″ and between the eastern longitudes 79°5′42″ and 80°4′10″. It is bordered by SPSR Nellore district to the north, Chittoor and Annamayya districts to the west , Chittoor and Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu to the south and Bay of Bengal to the east.
The river Swarnamukhi flows through Tirupati, Srikalahasti and joins with the Bay of Bengal. The major part of Pulicat Lake is in this district.
Based on the 2011 census data, Tirupati district had a population of 21,96,984, of which 850,056 (38.69%) lived in urban areas. Tirupati district had a sex ratio of 1000 females per 1000 males. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 5,19,388 (23.64%) and 1,70,779 (7.77%) of the population respectively. : 92–96 : 82–87 93.75% of the population follow Hinduism, with a small minority follows Islam and Christianity.
78.00% of the population spoke Telugu, 16.50% Tamil and 3.64% Urdu as their first language.
The district is part of two parliamentary constituencies and seven assembly constituencies. The parliamentary constituency are Tirupati (Lok Sabha constituency) and Chittoor(partial). The assembly constituencies are given below.
|Constituency number||Name||Reserved for|
The district is divided into 4 revenue divisions: Gudur, Srikalahasti, Sullurupeta and Tirupati, which are further subdivided into a total of 34 mandals, each headed by a sub-collector.
The list of 34 mandals in Tirupati district, divided into 4 revenue divisions, is given below.
The district has one municipal corporation at Tirupati city, and six municipalities at Srikalahasti, Gudur, Naidupeta, Sullurpeta, Puttur and Venkatagiri. This district also has many census towns, 822 gram panchayats and 1107 villages.
|2||Srikalahasti||Municipality Grade - 1||Srikalahasti||80,056|
|3||Gudur||Municipality Grade - 1||Gudur||74,047|
|4||Puttur||Municipality Grade - 3||Tirupati||54,092|
|5||Venkatagiri||Municipality Grade - 3||Gudur||52,688|
|6||Sullurupeta||Municipality Grade - 3||Sullurupeta||45,782|
|7||Naidupeta||Municipality Grade - 3||Sullurupeta||45,055|
STPI, Tirupati with a 10,000 sq.ft. facility for incubation was started in the year 2002.Sri City, a SEZ was started in the year 2008.
50,000-100,000 devotees visit The Sri Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala everyday, contributing to the tourism driven economy of the district.
NH 16, NH 71, NH 140, NH 716 and NH 565 pass through the district. Six lane express way connecting Tirupati and Bangalore via Chittoor is operational.
Tirupati railway station is among the busiest railway stations of India. It is on the Renigunta-Katpadi railway line. Renigunta junction,Sullurupeta railway station, Gudur junction and Pakala junction are major railway stations.
Tirupati Airport, the second-largest airport in Andhra Pradesh, is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from the Tirupati city centre and has daily flights to several domestic destinations. Tirupati Airport is upgraded to an international airport. The new international terminal was inaugurated on 22 October 2015, but as of March 2023 [update] is not operational. The nearest operational international airport is Chennai International Airport which is 130 km (81 mi) from Tirupati.
Dugarajapatnam Port is a proposed port in the district.
Sri Venkateswara University, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, National Sanskrit University,Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University (SVVU) and Krea University are some of the universities in the district.
Several eminent institutes of excellence such as Government Institute of Ceramic Technology, National Institute of Ocean Technology, IIT Tirupati, IISER Tirupati, Indian Culinary Institute, Tirupati, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Sri Venkateswara Institute of Cancer Care and Advanced Research Tata Trusts - SVICCAR Hospital, Institute of Financial Management and Research and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City are present in the district.
The National Atmospheric Research Laboratory of the Department of Space is at village Gadanki in Pakala mandal. The lab is involved in carrying out fundamental and applied research in Atmospheric and Space Sciences.
Tirupati, Tirumala and Srikalahasti have famous Hindu temples. Tiruamala, at a distance of 22 km from Tirupati, is abode of Venkateswara Swamy temple attracting 50000-100000 visitors. Pulicat Lake, a salt water lake spread over 500 Sq.Km, and Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, famous for Spot-billed pelican, at a distance of 80 Km from Tirupati are popular environmental tourist attractions. Chandragiri Fort an 11th century fort, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, a space launch center are other places of interest.
N. Chandrababu Naidu born in Naravaripalle and N. Janardhana Reddy born in Vakadu served as chief ministers of Andhra Pradesh. Roja Selvamani born in Tirupati is a famous film actor turned politician. Madhurantakam Rajaram Sahitya Akademi Award winner was born in Damalacheruvu. Raj Reddy, Computer Scientist and winner of Turing Award was born in Katur village of Buchinaidu kandriga mandal.
Chittoor is a city and district headquarters in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the mandal and divisional headquarters of Chittoor mandal and Chittoor revenue division respectively. The city has a population of 153,756 and that of the agglomeration is 175,647.
Sullurupeta is a town in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Sullurpeta mandal and Sullurupeta revenue division. It serves as a gateway to Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDSC) at Sriharikota.
Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Tirupati district. The city is home to the important Hindu shrine of Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple and other historic temples. It is located at a distance of 150 km from Chennai, 250 km from Bangalore,406 km from Amaravati. It is one of the eight Svayam vyakta kshetras dedicated to Vishnu. Tirupati is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Tirupati (urban) mandal, Tirupati (rural) mandal, and the Tirupati revenue division.
Srikalahasti is a holy town at Tirupati district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the revenue division of Srikalahasti mandal and Srikalahasti revenue division. It is a part of the Tirupati Urban Development Authority, which is located on the banks of the River Swarnamukhi.
Pakala is a town in Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Pakala mandal. It comes under Tirupati revenue division.
Tirupati Rural mandal is one of the 34 mandals in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is under the administration of Tirupati revenue division and the headquarters are located at Tirupati.
Sri City or Satyavedu Reserve Infracity Pvt. Ltd. is an integrated business city (township) and special economic zone located in Tirupati district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tirupati revenue division is an administrative division in the Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the 3 revenue divisions in the district with 9 mandals under its administration. Tirupati serves as the headquarters of the division. The division has 1 municipalities and 1 municipal corporation.
Naidupeta revenue division, also spelt Nayudupeta revenue division, was an administrative division in the Nellore district of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It was formed in 2013 with six mandals and was merged into the newly formed Sullurupeta revenue division of Tirupati district in 2022 as part of the reorganization of the districts in the state.
Gudur revenue division is an administrative division in the Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the four revenue divisions in the district with eight mandals under its administration. The divisional headquarters are located at Gudur.
Gudur–Katpadi branch line connects Gudur of Andhra Pradesh town with Katpadi of Tamil Nadu City. This entire line is under the jurisdiction of Guntakal railway division. It is an electrified railway section
Annamayya district is one of the eight districts in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, established in 2022. Rayachoti is the district administrative headquarters and Madanapalle is the most populated City in the district.
Srikalahasti revenue division is an administrative division in the Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.This division headquarters is located at Srikalahasti .It is one of the four revenue divisions in the district and comprises eight mandals. It was formed on 4 April 2022 along with the newly formed Tirupati district.
Sullurupeta revenue division is an administrative division in the Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the four revenue divisions in the district and comprises nine mandals. The division was part of Nellore district and was made a part of the newly formed Tirupati district on 4 April 2022.
Vakadu mandal is one of the 34 mandals in Tirupati district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of Gudur revenue division.
Venkatagiri mandal is one of the 34 mandals in Tirupati district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of Gudur revenue division.
Doravarisatram mandal is one of the 34 mandals in Tirupati district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of Sullurupeta revenue division.
Chillakur mandal is one of the 34 mandals in Tirupati district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of Gudur revenue division and is headquartered at Chillakur.
Chittamur mandal is one of the 34 mandals in Tirupati district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a part of Gudur revenue division with its headquarters at Chittamur.