In a land area of 30,800 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers civil districts of Nellore and Prakasam.
The population is 7,689,000 as of June 2016.
The main political parties are the Congress Party, Telugu Desam (regional party) and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Buses of the State Road Transport Corporation and railway are the modes of transportation.
There are no major industries in the diocesan area except handloom sector which is a small scale industry.
The main crops are paddy, sugarcane, cotton and tobacco. The per capita income in the diocesan territory is: Rs 11,381 ($285) as of February. 2008.
Nellore district is also known for aqua farming. The district is called the "shrimp capital of India."
Telecommunication services (dish connections) are fairly widespread in the diocesan territory. No TV broadcasting station in the territory.
The literacy rate in the diocesan territory is 61.2 percent.
The literacy rate in the diocesan territory is 61.2 %.
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