Eluru is a city and the district headquarters of the Eluru district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the state’s 14 municipal corporations and the mandal headquarters of Eluru mandal in the Eluru revenue division. The city is located on the Tammileru River. The city is well-known for its wool-pile carpets and hand-woven products. The city had a population of 214,414 people according to the 2011 Indian Census. Its history dates back to the second century CE.