Anantapuramu is the southern most district of the Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh.
Anantapuramu is also an important education Centre with schools, colleges and universities namely Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Sri Sathya Sai University, Government Medical College, Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Technology, etc.,
KIA Motors, the world’s eighth largest automaker, with its first ever plant in India located in Andhra Pradesh in Anantapuramu District.
Dharmavaram region is world famous for the handmade silk sarees. It’s a major hub for silk weaving industries and leather puppets.
Tadipatri region is an industrialised town famous for Granite and Cement production. Ultra Tech Cements a unit of Industrial major Larsen & Toubro has a major Cement production unit near the town.
Groundnut and Paddy are major agricultural crops in the district. When it comes to horticulture Banana and Papaya are heavily cultivated.