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|• Type||Municipal corporation|
|• City Corporation||69.51 km2 (26.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||274 m (899 ft)|
|• City Corporation||430,214|
|• Rank||106th (India)
5th (Andhra Pradesh)
|• Density||6,189.2/km2 (16,030.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Kurnool is the headquarters of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is often referred as The Gateway of Rayalaseema. It was the capital of Andhra State from 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956.
As of 2011[update] census, it is the fifth most populous city in the state with a population of 430,214.
The original name of Kurnool is found in historical records as Kandanavōlu or Kandanōlu. It used to be a crossing on the Tungabhadra River, where the bullock cart caravans are believed to have greased their wheels ("kandana" being a reference to grease).
The Ketavaram rock paintings from the Paleolithic era and are (18 kilometres from Kurnool).
Many Buddhists relics were found inside the caves. These relics are now housed in Museum at Ananthapur. Archaeological survey of India (ASI) found remnants of vessels and other artifacts of pre-Buddhist era and has dated the remnants of vessels found in the caves to 4500 BC.
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