"Tanuku" is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Tanuku mandal in Kovvur revenue division.
In the ancient period, the town was known as ''Tarakapuri'', the capital of Asura King Tarakasura.
Tanuku is a located at . It has a tropical climate and an annual rainfall of . The Gosthani River flows through the town.
Tanuku Municipality was constituted in 1979 as a ''second grade municipality''. It was upgraded to ''first grade'' in 2002 and has 34 Ward (electoral subdivision). Its jurisdiction is spread over an area of . The present municipal chairman is not elected now and the municipal commissioner is M. Sambasivarao.
Tanuku (Assembly constituency) represents Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, which is one of the segment of Narasapuram (Assembly constituency), representing the Lok Sabha in Elections in India.
Andhra Sugars Limited supplies liquid hydrogen, a byproduct of sugarcane to the ISRO, for using it as a rocket propellant in satellite launch vehicles. The other byproducts are also used in liquor, paper and power industries.
Adikavi Nannaya, the first poet of Telugu language, translated the ''Mahabharata'' from Sanskrit to Telugu. He was a native of Tanuku. The Youth Cultural Celebrations is one such example of promoting cultural activities.
The town has a total road length of . The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Tanuku bus station. Tanuku railway station is categorized as a ''Non-Subruban Grade-5 (NSG-5)'' station in the Vijayawada railway division. Rajahmundry Airport is 65 km from the town.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.
Chitturi Subba Rao - Gopichand Badminton Academy is the badminton academy under the Chitturi Subba Rao Trust for training the under 13 badminton players. The academy hosted the COSCO A.P. State Open Mini Badminton Championship 2016. The Tanuku Football Club is one of the teams in the Football League of West Godavari tournament, promoting the association football.
Sports personalities from the city include Rella Sanjeeva Rao, an under-14 badminton player, top ranker for U-13 level, and gold medalist at national level championship.
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