Diocese of Nellore
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In a land area of 30,800 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers the civil districts of Nellore and Prakasam.


In Nellore diocese, the population is 6,531,312 as of June 2005. (The population of the whole country is about 1,2 billion.)


The main political parties are the Congress Party, Telugu Desam (regional party) and the Bharatiya Janata Party.


The infrastructure facilities for transport are good. Buses of the State Road Transport Corporation and rail are the modes of transport.


The per capita income in the diocesan territory is: Rs 11,381 or US$285 (as of February. 2008).

There are no major industries in the diocesan area except handloom sector which is a small scale industry.

The main crops are paddy, sugarcane, cotton and tobacco.

Nellore district is also known for aqua (prawn and fish) culture. The district, in fact, is called the "shrimp capital of India."


Telecommunication services (dish connections) are fairly widespread in the diocesan territory. No TV broadcasting station.


The literacy rate in the diocesan territory is 61.2 %.


The literacy rate in the diocesan territory is 61.2 %.

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