Ongole is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Prakasam District.
Previously Prakasam District was known as 'Ongole' District, this district was renamed as Prakasam in order to pay homage to the great patriot and Andhra Leader, Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu, also known as Andhra Kesari (Lion of Andhra) who was born in Kanuparthi village of this district
Ongole is famous for its Ongolu Gitta (Ongole breed of oxen). This is one of the major Zebu cattle breeds in the world