District Profile

Ongole District came into existence on 02-02-1970 with the carving out portions of Markapur Revenue Division from Kurnool, Ongole Revenue Division from Guntur and Kandukur Revenue Division from Nellore Districts. It was renamed as Prakasam District in 1972 in memory of the eminent freedom fighter, later Chief Minister of the composite Madras State and the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State, late Sri Tanguturi “Prakasam Panthulu, “Andhra Kesari” who was born at Vinodarayuni palem, a hamlet of Kanuparthi village of Naguluppala Padu Mandal of this district.The District is situated in tropical region between14-57′-00″ to 16-17′-00′ Northern latitude and 78-43-00′ to 80-25’-00″ Eastern longitude. The Central portion of the District contains large tracts of low shurbs and Jungle diversified with rocky hills and stony plains, which is a peculiar feature of the District.