Ongole (Telugu: ), is a City and a Municipal Corporation in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Prakasam District.
Ongole is famous for its Ongolu Gitta (Ongole breed of oxen). This is one of the major Zebu cattle breeds in the World.
The City's history goes back to the era of the Mauryas and Satavahanas who ruled most of what is now present day Andhra Pradesh. A few inscriptions dating to the Satavahana period were found in a village called China Ganjam, near Ongole. 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. Ongole is also mentioned in the inscriptions of the Pallava rulers of the 3rd and 4th Century A.D. Ongole is located at 15°30N 80°03E / 15.5°N 80.05°E / 15.5; 80.05. It has an average elevation of 10 m (33 ft) AMSL.