Tirupati

Tirupati

Tirupati (/ˈtɪrʊpɒtɪ/ ( listen)) is a city in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Tirupati (urban) mandal, and of the Tirupati revenue division.[6] As of 2011[update]census, it had a population of 374,260, making it the ninth most populous city in Andhra Pradesh.[7] It is the seventh most urban agglomerated city in the state, with a population of 459,985.[4] Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, besides other historical temples, and is referred to as the "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh".[8] Tirupati is also home to many educational institutions and universities. For the year 2012–13, India's Ministry of Tourism named Tirupati as the "Best Heritage City".[9] Tirupati has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission by Government of India.

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