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Kadiri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
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Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
 • Total 25.88 km2 (9.99 sq mi)
Elevation 504 m (1,654 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 125,000
 • Density 4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
 • Other Urdu Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515 591
Vehicle registration AP–02
Website Kadiri Municipality

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.[2]


The name Kadiri is an alternative name for the Sanskrit word, Khadri, meaning canary wood or Indian mulberry (Morinda citrifolia). 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.


Kadiri is located at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..[3] It has an average elevation of 504 metres (1653 ft).


As of 2001 India census,[4] 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. Sri Tayi surya narayana Degree college, Sri Basireddy college are situated in Kadiri.

Government and politics

Civic Administration

Kadiri Municipality is the urban local body of the town, which was constituted on 28 August 1964.[5] It has a jurisdictional area of 25.88 km2 (9.99 sq mi) and is classified as a second grade municipality with 36 wards.[6]


An industrial estate was established under APIIC in 49.29 acres (19.95 ha).[7]


Kadiri got into the mainline, after the 100 year age old MG line is converted into BG. It has many trains, including daily passenger trains running between Guntakal and Tirupati. A daily train runs through Kadiri connecting the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh-Telangana and the capital of Karnataka. It also has a weekly train running between Hyderabad and Madurai (Chennai).

Kadiri is on the National Highway of Anantapur - Chennai (NH 205) and have scores of buses to Chennai, Bangalore, Vijayawada and Hyderabad by RTC buses and private travel agencies.


  • Groundnut Agricultural Research Centre, Kadiri (a unit of Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University)
  • Sericulture Research Institute, Kutagulla village, Kadiri Mandal.


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  3. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kadiri
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  5. "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 17 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 February 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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