History in Nellore

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Nellore once known as Vikramasimhapuri has a prominent place in the history of India. Culturally, Nellore city stands unique among the other citys of Andhra Pradesh as it is the place where the greatest of the Telugu poets, Tikkana Somayaji, translated the Mahabharata into Telugu, lived. Even the first Poetess Molla was born in this place. World famous Lord Talpagiri Ranganathaswami has chosen this Nellore and He lives in the temple near the river Penna.

Nellore district, is the southern most coastal district in Andhra Pradesh with Nellore as the District Head Quarters. Nellore has a Total population of the district as per 1991 census is 23,92,260 persons and is spread over an area of 13,076 hectares. Nellore district formed part of the composite Madras State till 1st October 1953. On 1st November 1956 when the states were reorganised on a linguistic basis this district came under the Andhra Pradesh State.  

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