Kadapa is a city in the Rayalseema locale of the south-central bit of Andhra Pradesh, India . It is the district headquarters of Kadapa zone. Beginning at 2011 Census of India, the city had a people of 344,078. It is discovered 8 kilometers (5.0 mi) south of the Penna River. The city is incorporated on three sides by the Nallamala and Palkonda Hills lying on the basic scene between the Eastern and Western ghats. Dull and Red ferrous soils include the area. The city is nicknamed "Gadapa" ('edge') since it is the entryway from the west to the holy inclines of Tirumala.