The district derives its name Tirupati is its headquarters town. It is located between the Northern Latitudes of 130 21′ 54″ and 140– 30′ 40″ and between the Eastern Longitudes 790 5′ 42″ and 800 4′ 10″. It is bounded on the east by Bay of Bengal, on the west by Annamayya and Chittoor Districts of Andhra Pradesh, on the North by SPSR Nellore and Annamayya Districts of Andhra Pradesh and on the south by Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu State. In respect of area, it is with an area of 9174 Square Kilometers which accounts for 5.63 percent of the total area of the state. The general elevation of the mountainous part of the district is 2500 feet above sea level. The Chennai & Bangalore cities are located in 150 Kms. and 250 Kms. respectively to Tirupati Town. The District has good business and marketing for Groundnut, Paddy and Other Products.
The Eastern Ghats are pre-dominant in the Western Region and they gradually bend towards the sacred hills of Tirupati, passing through Chandragiri and entering into Nellore District.
Boundaries of the District:
The district is bounded by the following places and features on all the four sides.
East : Bay of Bengal
West : Annamayya and Chittoor Districts
North : SPSR Nellore and Annamayya Districts
South : Chittoor District and Tamilnadu State
There are 4 Revenue Divisions with Divisional headquarters at Tirupati, Srikalahasti, Sullurpet and Gudur and 34 Revenue Mandals with 33 Mandal Parishads also existing in the District. A total of 784 Gram Panchayats are in position comprising all notified & non – notified Gram Panchayats.
There is 1 Municipal Corporation at Tirupati and 5 Municipalities at Srikalahasti, Puttur, Gudur, Venkatagiri and Sullurpet and one Nagar Panchayat at Naidupet.