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Nellore

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Nellore is a city located on the banks of Penna River, in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of the district, as well as Nellore mandal and Nellore revenue division. It is the fourth most populous city in the state. It is at a distance of 700 km from Visakhapatnam and about 170 km north of Chennai, Tamil Nadu and also about 380 km east-northeast of Bangalore, Karnataka. Etymology There are various theories linked to the origin of the name "Nellore". A mythological story from Sthala Purana depicts, a lingam in the form of a stone under nelli tree ("Nelli" stands for emblica Tree in Tamil). The place gradually became Nelli-ooru (ooru generally stands for place in Telugu) and then to present day Nellore. Another explanation is that the town got its name from the extensive cultivation of paddy in and around it ("Nell" meaning paddy in Tamil). The Gazetteer of the Nellore District considers the latter the more pl
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