This District was formed in the year 1911. The Chittoor district is bounded by Tamilnadu State in the South and East, Karnataka State in the West, Cuddapah and Anantapur Districts in the North directions. Main rivers are Papaghni, Koundinya, Paleru, Aarani, Swarnamukhi. The Drinking Water needs of the district are fulfilled by Galeru-Nagari-Sujala Sravanthi Project. Electricity is supplied to this district through Thunga Bhadra Hydro Electric Project. The water Supply to this district is mainly through Aarani Project, Peddheru Reservoir on peddheru, a tributary of Papaghni, Bugga dam on Kusastathi, Mallimadugu on Racha canal and Kalinga project on Kalinga canal. Main towns are Madanapalli, Srikalahasthi, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Renugunta. Wooden crafts, Kalamkari and Bell Metal and stone crafts are the main handicrafts of this district. Horsely Hills, Chandragiri Hills, Kailasakona waterfalls, Kalyani Dam, Nagari Hills, Madanapalle, Pisatur Araniyar Project, Puttur village, Thalakona waterfalls, Silathoranam, Papanasanam, Kaundinya Sanctuary and Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary and National Park are main places of interest and Tirupati, Srikalahasthi, Tiruchunur, Sri Kanipakam. are the places of religious importance. Sugar, Textile, Alcohol, Moped, Railway wagon workshop, Star - Tech Ceramics, Brass and Copper are the main industries of the district. The forest area supplements the Teak and rich Red Sandal wood, which gets exported, earning lots of foreign currency to the Nation. Apart from this, Honey, Tamarind, and many Ayurvedic plants are by-products of this forest. The District hosts Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary for Protecting Tigers, Hyena's at Chandragiri and Koundinya Sanctuaries. All Degree colleges in this district are affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University. Chittoor is well connected by rail and road. Nearest airport is at Tirupati, the headquarters of Chittoor district.