Area : 15,152 sq.km
Climate : Tropical
Rainfall : 908.1 mm Seasonal
The Chittoor district is bounded by Tamilnadu State in the South and East, Karnataka State in the West, Cuddapah and Anantapur Districts in the North directions.
Rivers : Papaghni, Koundinya, Paleru, Aarani, Swarnamukhi.
Major Places : Madanapalli, Srikalahasthi, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Renugunta.
Industries : Sugar, Textile, Alcohol, Moped, Railway wagon workshop, Star - Tech Ceramics, Brass and Copper.
Tourist Places : Horsely Hills, Chandragiri Hills, Kailasakona waterfalls, Kalyani Dam, Nagari Hills, Madanapalle, Pisatur Araniyar Project, Puttur village, Thalakona waterfalls, Silathoranam, Papanasanam, Kaundinya Sanctuary and Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary and National Park.
Pilgrimage Centers : Tirupati, Srikalahasthi, Tiruchunur, Sri Kanipakam.
Handicrafts : Wooden crafts, Kalamkari and Bell Metal and stone crafts.
This District was formed in the year 1911. This place was under the rule of Pallavas Cholas, vijayanagara kings and in the end by the Britishers. The History reveals the existence of human dwellings of New Stone age in this place.
The forest area supplements the Teak and rich Red Sandal wood, which
gets exported, earning lots of foreign currency to the Nation. Apart
from this, Honey, Tamarind, and many Ayurvedic plants are by-products
of this forest. The Drinking Water needs of the district are fulfilled
by Galeru-Nagari-Sujala Sravanthi Project. Electricity is supplied
to this district through Thunga Bhadra Hydro Electric Project. The
water Supply to this district is mainly through Aarani Project, Peddheru
Reservoir on peddheru, a tributary of Papaghni, Bugga dam on Kusastathi,
Mallimadugu on Racha canal and Kalinga project on Kalinga canal. The
District hosts Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary for Protecting Tigers, Hyena's
at Chandragiri and Koundinya Sanctuaries. Nutrine sweats and confectionaries
are from this district. There are some Small Scale Industries established
by the Unemployed youth in this district. All Degree colleges in this
district are affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University.