Tenali is one of the oldest Municipalities formed in 1909 and now is Special Grade Municipality with a population of 164937 as per 2011 census. The Municipality at present having an area of 16.63 Sq.kms. Tenali town is the 5th biggest urban centre in this region after Vijayawada, Guntur, Nellore and Ongole. The biggest Sangam dairy, Co-operative Sugar factory, Continental Coffee works, internationally famous are situated very close to the town. The floating population of the town is at the very high rate since Tenali is marketing place for Agriculture, Entertainment, Employment & Medical facilities etc.
Tenali Town in Guntur District is constituted into Municipality in the year 1909 with the population of around 18,000. Tenali, ‘Andhra Paris’ is one of the sacred places of Panchavati in the delta area of Krishna River. The Archeological monuments revealed that the village ‘Teravali’ gradually became Tenali and it is also reputed for devotees, intellectuals, orators, artists and educationalists from ancient days. During the British imperial rule, Tenali was in Repalle Taluk in Machilipatnam district, which was later divided into Krishna, and Godavari districts. In 1904, Krishna District was again separated into Krishna and Guntur Districts. Repalle Taluk was divided into Repalle and Tenali Taluks in 1909.
Topography and Climate:
Tenali is located on the eastern coast of Andhra Pradesh at a distance of about 30 Kms from the sea (Bay of Bengal) and lies at 16.250 North Latitude and 80.580 East Longitude. Tenali is located in the midst of wetlands irrigated under the Krishna Western Delta Canal System. The Eastern Ghats lie on West and the town is in a plain land. The average altitude above Mean Sea Level (MSL) is 11.00m. The annual average rainfall is 869.00mm receiving both North-East and South-West Monsoons. It is generally hot and humid during summer with temperatures ranging between 32-450 C. Winters are milder with temperatures between 15 to 230 C.