Ongole is a city in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The city is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Prakasam district.
The town's history dates from 230 BCE with the era of the Mauryas and Sathavahanas who ruled most of what is now Andhra Pradesh.
A few inscriptions dating to the Satavahana period have been found in the village China Ganjam, near Ongole.
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After the Satavahanas, this place came into the limelight again during the Kakatiya dynasty, when the nearby towns of Motupalli and Voda Revu served as major seaports. The last dynasty to rule the Ongole region before the British was the Mandapati Dynasty(Zamindars).
Ongole is also mentioned in the inscriptions of the Pallava rulers of the 3rd and 4th Century A. According to the historical inscriptions available at Sri Raja Rajeswara Swami Temple complex in Ongole City was constructed by Cholas.
The population constitutes 102,835 males and 101,911 females&a sex ratio of 994 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 9.
19,744 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 10,228 are boys and 9,516 are girls&a ratio of 9.