Nellore is a city and municipal corporation in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The administrative headquarters of Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore district (formerly Nellore district), Nellore is the 6 most populous city in Andhra Pradesh and the 89 most populous city in India. The ancient name of Nellore was "Vikrama Simhapuri".
Nellore is situated about 453 kilometres (281 mi) south east of Hyderabad, the state capital, and about 173 kilometres (107 mi) north of Chennai on the Chennai-Kolkata national highway. It is located on the banks of the Penneru river. Nellore is well known for its production of mica, handmade gold jewellery, lemon, aquaculture and agricultural products such as rice. It is also famous for its temples like Sri Erukalala Parameswari Devi Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Narasimha Swamy Konda, Jonnavada Kamakshi Ammavari Temple, Golagamudi Venkaya Swami Temple, Rajarajeswari temple and Penchala Kona among others. It is one of the fastest developing cities in Andhra Pradesh