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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Ongole is a town and a municipality in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Prakasam District. As of 2001 India census India, Ongole had a population of 149,589.
 
The name Ongole is derived from Omgole, roughly translated as submitting to Shiva. Ongole is famous for its Ongole breed of oxen which are considered virile and of superior stock. They are one of the major Zebu cattle breeds of the world.
 
The town's history goes back to the era of the Mauryas, and Satavahanas who ruled most of present day Andhra Pradesh. A few inscriptions dating to the Satavahana period were found in a village called China Ganjam, near Ongole. After the Satavahanas, this place came into the limelight again during the Kakatiya dynasty. At that time the nearby towns of Motupalli and Voda Revu served as major seaports.
 
The commerce of Ongole was largely started by agricultural families within Prakasam district. Ongole is one of the major centres for tobacco trading in Andhra Pradesh. During 70's and 80's many enterprises were setup in small scale manufacturing like shoes, paints, PVC, pharmaceuticals etc. But, majority of these had their run and did not survive their competitors from other parts of Andhra Pradesh or out of state. Ongole is a district Head quarter of Prakasam District. It is a full fludged educational developed town. In Ongole there are so many Colleges which are well known by all Andhra people. Education is very good in Ongole.
 
It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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