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Census Town
Vetapalem is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°47′N 80°19′E / 15.78°N 80.32°E / 15.78; 80.32Coordinates: 15°47′N 80°19′E / 15.78°N 80.32°E / 15.78; 80.32
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Mandal Vetapalem
 • Total 11.14 km2 (4.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 38,671
 • Density 3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 523187
Vehicle registration AP

Vetapalem is a census town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] It is the mandal headquarters of Vetapalem mandal in Ongole revenue division.[3] famous for taste cashew.


As of 2001 India census,[4] Vetapalem had a population of 37,037. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Vetapalem has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 50%. In Vetapalem, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Government and politics

Vetapalem gram panchayat is the local self-government of the village.[5] The elected members of the gram panchayat is headed by a sarpanch.[6]


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[7][8] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook – Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,17,48. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Name of Urban Agglomeration and its State constituent Units-2011" (PDF). Census of India. p. 23. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Prakasam District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 142, 175. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  5. ^ "The Hindu : Kunderu drain cries for attention". Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  6. ^ Seetharam, Mukkavilli (1990-01-01). Citizen Participation in Rural Development. Mittal Publications. ISBN 9788170992271.
  7. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  8. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
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