Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore District - District Handbook Download
with 2011 CensusData
DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS :
As per 2001 census the total population of the District is 26.68 lakhs
out of which male population is 13.45 lakhs and female population is
13.23 lakhs. The rural population is 20.69 lakhs and Urban population is
5.99 lakhs. The population of females per 1000 males is 984.
The total literacy population in the District is 15.23 lakhs covering
65.08% of the total population in the District. Out of which male
literates is 8.67 lakhs covering 73.67% and female literates is 6.56
lakhs covering 56.38%.
The Normal Rainfall of the District is 1080 mm. During the year 2010-11
the actual Rainfall received was 1080 mm.
LAND USE :
The total Geographical area of the District is 13.08 lakh Hectares. Of
this 20.09% is forest area. The rest is distributed among Barren and
Uncultivable Land (10.56%) and Land put into Non Agricultural uses
(18.68%). The net area sown forms 25.96% while cultivable waste and
fallow (current and old) lands Constitute 17.75%.
The District has a coastal line of 169 Kms covering 12 mandals. There are
93 coastal fishermen habitations having 82500 population out of which
16300 are active fishermen. The estimated marine landings in the
District, are 54941 mts. There is a Pulicat Lake which is the 2nd
biggest Brackish Water Lake in the country with an area of 468 Sq.Kms.
The lake accounts for annual production of 6500 Mts. of Fishey wealth
providing livelihood to 11000 Fishermen covering 20 Kuppams around the