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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.
Nellore is a city located in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is also the capital of Nellore district as well as the name of a corporation. It is of strategic commercial importance as it lies between the cities of Vijayawada and Chennai. As Nellore is famous for its high paddy yields, it was named after the word nelli, which in Tamil means paddy. Nellore has a population of 378,947.
Nellore was part of the composite Madras state until October 1, 1953. On November 1, 1956, when the states were reorganized on a linguistic basis, the district was transferred to Andhra Pradesh. Nellore was a historically an important Telugu city. It was under the Pallavas, Cholas, Kakatitayas and Viaya Nagars in its history. The city was most famous in 13th century, when Tikkana Somayaji translated Mahabharat into Telugu. The city was then known as VikramSimhaPuri and was the capital of King ManumaSiddhi's empire. The city of Nellore attained the status of a Municipal corporation in 2004.
Veda and Sanskrit college, V.R. College, C.A.M High School and ABM High Schools RSR Municipal High Schools are the oldest educational institution in Nellore town. They were originally affiliated with either Madras University or Andhra University.
The city has Ranganayaka Temple, Sri Raja Rajeshwari Ammavari Devasthanam, Sri Venugopala Swamy Devasthanam. The district has long list of local newspapers such as Zaminryot, Lawyer, Nellore News, Gudur News, Nagarabheri and much more.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Nellore enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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