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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.
 
Chittoor pronunciation, also known as Chittur, is a city and district of India's Andhra Pradesh state. The city has a population of 152,966. Chittoor is famous for the Tirupati, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti temples located nearby. It lies in the Poini River valley of southernmost Andhra Pradesh, on the Bangalore-Chennai highway. It is a market center for mangos, grain, sugarcane, and peanuts. Its industries include oilseed and rice milling. It is also home to Nutrine Confectionaries, a major chocolate manufacturer in India.
 
The district is bounded by Anantapur District to the northwest, Cuddapah District to the north, Nellore District to the northeast, Tamil Nadu state to the south, and Karnataka state to the southeast. The district has an area of 15,359 square kilometers and population of 3,745,875 of which 21.65 percent were urban as of 2001. Mango and tamarind groves surround the city of Chittoor, and cattle are raised in the district. Chittoor District was formed in 1905, dividing the then Kadapah, Nellore and North Arcot districts. Many famous personalities like Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Sir C.R. Reddy, Chittoor Nagaiah, Bhasyam vinod kumar and others hail from this district.
 
Tirupati temple is the most visited and richest temple in India, often receiving 200,000 visitors a day. Horsley Hills, formerly called Enugu Mallamma Konda, is a summer resort located near the town of Madanapalle. It is known to some as the Andhra Ooty. Madanapalle is the center of an agricultural region noted for its fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes. Gurram Konda, in the western part of the district, is an historic center, with an old fort and a sultan's palace called the Rangini Mahal. Other notable places in the district are Gandikota, Jyothi, Pushpagiri, Ardhagiri, Chandragiri and Vontimitta.

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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