Chilakaluripet Town is located at Latitude 16.10Â°N, Longitude 80.16Â°E, along National Highway 5 Road. It is located at a distance of about 41 Km from district head quarters. The nearest railway stations to reach Chilakaluripet town are located in Guntur, Narasaraopet and Chirala.
Importance of Chilakaluripet Town
Chilakaluripet Municipality has been constituted as Grade III Municipality in the year 1964 vide G.O M.S No.86 MA Dt. 30.01.1964 and later it has been upgrated as Grade II Municipality in the year 1980 basing on the population vide G.O M.S No.283 dt 28.04.1980, finally upgrated as Grade I Municipality in the year 2001 vide G.O M.S No.258 dt 18.05.2001.
The extent of Chilakaluripet Municipality is 18.13 Sq Km. As per 2011 census, the population of town 1,01,550 with 49% of male population and 51% of female population. The average Literacy rate of town is 69%. Major population in the town lives below poverty Line. The main occupation is agriculture and the major crops are Cotton, Tobacco and Chillies.
There is one Government Community Area Hospital to cover the entire Municipal Area. In addition to the Government Hospital, 6 private hospitals are present in town
All kinds of educational institutions are available in this Municipality i.e. 20 High schools, 10 Junior colleges, 6 Degree colleges, 1 ITI, 1 Polytechnic college, 1 Engineering College, 1 Navodaya School.
Even though the cultivation is the main economic activity, small scale industries like Jeep body building, cotton spinning mills, Saw mills, Rice mills and grading of Tobacco are other employment generators.
The climate in Chilakaluripet is comparatively equitable. It can be observed that the highest temperatures are recorded between April to June. The minimum temperature does not fall below 28o C during these months.
It is observed that the highest rainfall occurs during the months of July, August, September and October. It can also be observed that the first four months of the year are rainless. During the month of June fair amount of rain may occur. More than half of the annual rainfall is brought by the southwest monsoon and the remaining share occurs in October and November. The southwest monsoon begins in the middle of June. Usually the period between July to October is regarded as the heaviest monsoon period.
The population size is the most crucial and fundamental factor in the context of any development either physical, Economical or Social. Population growth affects the urban growth very significantly as it constitutes the basic variables in a model of planned development. The population size of the urban area gives as indication of overall dimensions of the Physical environment and supplies the basic yardstick for estimation of any amenity. facility such as water supply, Housing, Street Lighting, Drainage, Education and Medical facilities, transport road network etc.,
The population of Chilakaluripet Municipality was 91,656 during 2001, which has increase to 1,01,550 by 2011. The increase during this period is 9,894 at the rate of 10.79% growth.