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Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the nine coastal districts, located in the extreme northeastern direction of the state. The headquarters of the district is at Srikakulam.[1] It was formerly known as Chicacole.

 

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SRIKAKULUM

Srikakulam is a city and the district headquarters of Srikakulam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and also the mandal headquarters of Srikakulam mandal in Srikakulam revenue division.[4][5] As of 2011 census, it was most populous city of Srikaulam district and 24th populous city of the state with a population of 146,988. The city is believed to have been founded by Balarama.

Etymology[edit]

The city was known as Chicacole before Indian Independence.[6]

Buddha statue in Nagavali river, Srikakulam

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the city had a population of 146,988. The total population constitute, 73,077 males and 73,911 females —a sex ratio of 1011 females per 1000 males. 11,607 children are in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 84.62% 96,744 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[7][8]

The Urban agglomeration had a population of 147,015, of which males constitute 73,077, females constitute 73,911 —a sex ratio of 931 females per 1000 males and 12,741 children are in the age group of 0–6 years. There are a total of 115,061 literates with an average literacy rate of 85.71%.[3]

Climate[edit]

Srikakulam has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw).

Civic administration[edit]

Srikakulam Urban development authority is the civic body of the city. It was constituted as a municipality in the year 1856 and was upgraded to corporation on 9 December 2015.[9][1] Its jurisdictional area has an extent of 20.89 km2 (8.07 sq mi) with 36 wards.[1]

The Srikakulam urban agglomeration constituents of the city include, Srikakulam municipality, census town of Balaga, fully out growths of Arasavalli, partly outgrowths of Kusulapuram, Thotapalem, Patrunivalasa and Patha Srikakulam (rural). While, Ponugutivalasa of Santhakavati mandal is now a part of Rajam Nagar Panchayat.[10]

Politics[edit]

Srikakulam is a part of Srikakulam (Assembly constituency) for Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Gunda Lakshmi Devi is the present MLA of the constituency from Telugu Desam Party.[11] It is also a part of Srikakulam (Lok Sabha constituency) which was won by Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu of Telugu Desam Party.[12][13]

Members of Parliament=> 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972 and 1977 – Boddepalli Rajagopala Rao 1995, 1999 and 2004 – Yerrannaidu Kinjarapu 2009 Killi kruparani 2014 Rammohan Naidu Kinjarapu

Members of Legislative Assembly=> 1983 – Tangi Satyanarayana 1985, 1989, 1994 and 1999 – Gunda Appalasuryanarayana 2004 and 2009 – Dharmana Prasada Rao 2014 – Gunda Lakshmi Devi

Culture and tourism[edit]

Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple, Arasavalli

The Arasavalli Sun temple is the abode of Sun god, the idol of the temple was installed by sage Kasyapa and is one of the two sun temples in the country.[14]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools of the School Education Department of the state.[15][16] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

Transport[edit]

Srikakulam bus station entrance

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Srikakulam bus station.[17] National Highway 16 (India), a part of Golden Quadrilateral highway network, bypasses the city.[18]

Srikakulam Road railway station(station code=>CHE)[19] is an Indian railway station in Amudalavalasa near to Srikakulam town of Andhra Pradesh. It lies on the Khurda Road-Visakhapatnam section of Howrah-Chennai main line and is administered under Waltair railway division of East Coast Railway zone.[20]

Sports[edit]

International athletes like Karnam Malleswari (weightlifting) and Korada Mrudula (running, 400 m) are from Srikakulam. Kodi Ram Murthy Stadium near Govt. Degree College is a multi-purpose sporting facility in the town. In 1991, an unofficial cricket match was played between Sunil Gavaskar XI and Kapil Dev XI with both the legends being a part of the game as well. The only swimming pool (maintained by SAAP) is located in Santhinagar.

AMUDALAVALASA

Amadalavalasa is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Amadalavalasa mandal.[3] The town is spread over an area of 19.65 km2(7.59 sq mi), which is under the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority.[1][4] Srikakulam Road railway station is situated at Amadalavalasa.

Geography[edit]

Amadalavalasa is located at 18.4167°N 83.9000°E.[5] It has an average elevation of 29 metres (98 feet).

Danthapuri remnants

History[edit]

Amadalavalasa means 'the town of castor oil'. During the times of Ashoka, this place was called Herandapalli. Heranda in Sanskrit means castor oil. Ironically, there are no castor oil plants being grown or castor oil being produced in this place.

Iron Age habitation

Evidence of early historic man and his activities have been recently discovered on the hills of Sangamayya Konda,[6] in Amudalavalasa mandal.

Buddhism and Jainism

Prehistoric Rock shelters at Chittivalasa village near Amudalavalasa

Sangamayya Konda

Sangamayya Konda is 3 km from Amudalavalasa. It was a Buddhist site and is known for the Jain vestiges and Buddhist monasteries excavated recently. A freelance archaeologist[7] conducted recent explorations on the hills of Sangamayya Konda and found several pre-historic DolmenMenhirCaveCaverns and Cisterns.

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota)

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota) is one of the historical places near Amadalavalasa. This village is between Amudalavalasa and Hiramandalam. Ancient Buddha stupas are present in this place.

Government and politics[edit]

Amadalavalasa is 3rd municipality in Srikakulam district. There 23 wards as on 2005 elections. Population is 37,852. Notified slum areas are 31.[4]

The famous veteran parliamentarian Boddepalli Raja Gopal Rao and MLA Boddepalli Satyavathi is also from this constituency

The Current MLA Is Kuna Ravi Kumar.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[8] Amadalavalasa had a population of 37,852. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

Features[edit]

There is a large-scale sugar factory in Amadalavalasa, presently not working. Other industries like jute, oil etc. are located at that town. There is head post office at Amadalavalasa.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[9][10] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

ICHCHAPURAM

Ichchapuram is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Ichapuram mandal.this town is located nearly 142 km from the district capital srikakulam.[4]

Geography[edit]

Ichchapuram is located at the border of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha at 19.12°N 84.7°E.[5] It has an average elevation of 7 metres (22 feet). The town is located on the banks of Bahuda river.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, the town had a population of 36,493. The total population constitute, 17,716 males, 18,777 females and 4,004 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 71.12% with 23,105 literates.[3] The spoken languages are both Telugu and Odia.

Assembly constituency[edit]

See also=> Ichchapuram (Assembly constituency)

Jagannath temple at Ichchapuram

Ichapuram is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Bendalam Ashok is the present MLA.[6]

Transport[edit]

National Highway 16, a part of Golden Quadrilateral highway network, bypasses the town.[7]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[8][9]

See also

 

PALAKONDA

NAGARA PANCHAYATH 

Palakonda is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a nagar panchayat and the mandal headquarters of Palakonda mandal in Palakonda revenue division[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Palakonda is located at 18.6000°N 83.7500°E.[4] It has an average elevation of 44 meters (147 feet).

Demography[edit]

According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India,[5] Palkonda Taluk was in Vizagapatnam district with a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2). The cultivated land is irrigated by the Nagavali River. The Agency area contains about 56 square miles (150 km2) of Reserved Forest. The population in 1901 was 215,376 compared with 201,331 in 1891. There were two towns Palkonda and Razam and 334 villages. The Agency area had population of about 11,000 people, chiefly Savaras living in 106 villages. The greater part of Taluk was held on Ryotwari and belongs to Rajas of Bobbili and Vizianagram.

It was within Ganjam District of Orissa state till 1950 when Srikakulam district was formed.

Government and politics[edit]

Palakonda Nagar panchayat is a civic body constituted in the year 2013. It constitutes total population of 31,425 with a growth rate of 8.91 % from 2001. It is spread over an area of 6.50 km2 (2.51 sq mi).[1][6] The present municipal commissioner of the town is B. Ramu.[7]

 

PALASA - KASIBUGGA

Palasa is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the mandal headquarters of Palasa mandal.[3] It is located near to the National Highway 5 between Srikakulam and Berhampur. Along with its twin town kasibugga[4], it is often referred to as Palasa-Kasibugga.

Geography[edit]

Palasa is located at 18.46N 84.25E. It has an average elevation of 38 meters (127 feet).[5] The town has an area of 42.75 km2 (16.51 sq mi).[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India, Palasa had a population of 1lakh above with 25,000 households. The total population constitute, 45,500 males and 30,000 females —a sex ratio of 1044 females per 1000 males. 5,609 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,887 are boys and 2,722 are girls —a ratio of 943 girls per 1000 boys. The average literacy rate stands at 75.68% with 39,276 literates, significantly higher than the state average of 67.41%.[2][6]

Economy[edit]

There are more than 350 cashew processing industries around Palasa, the highest amongst the northern coastal districts. These twin cities are the largest cashew producing towns of Andhra Pradesh and are among the largest processing centres in India. The cashew industry provides direct and indirect employment to about 15,000 people in the surrounding areas.[7][8]

Healthcare[edit]

The Community Health Centre, Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad is located here. It can hold 50 inpatients.[9]

Transport[edit]

Roadways[edit]

National Highway 16, a part of Golden Quadrilateral highway network, bypasses the town.[10] A flyover was constructed in 2016 for the convenience of people across railway track.[citation needed]

Railways[edit]

Palasa railway station is Located in Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam, Palasa. It is classified as an A–category station in the Khurda Road Railway Division under East Coast Railway.[citation needed]its highest revenue in khurda road

Airport[edit]

The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam Airport which is approx. 200 km away.

Landmarks[edit]

Ratty, Akkupally, Metturu & Thoturu (Hanuman Saagar) beaches are nearly 14 km from Palasa railway station.

Government and politics[edit]

Main article=> Palasa-Kasibugga Municipality

Palasa is classified as a 3rd Grade Municipality.[citation needed]Palasa (Assembly constituency) in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.in Palasa (Assembly constituency) Palasa, Mandasa and Vajrapu Kotturu mandals comes under this jurisdiction.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[11][12] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.Kasibugga is a town of Palasa in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the part in mandal of Palasa .[1]

Geography[edit]

Kasibugga is located at 18° 45' 33N 84° 24' 58E. It has an average elevation of 38 meters (127 feet).[2]

Politics[edit]

Kasibugga is comes under Palasa (Assembly constituency) and the urban local body is ruled by Palasa-Kasibugga Municipality.[3]

Transport[edit]

Kasibugga is well connected with National Highway 16 and nearest railway station is Palasa railway station.[4]

 

RAJAM

NAGARA PANCHAYATH 

Rajam is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a nagar panchayat and the headquarters of Rajam mandal.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rajam is located at 18.28N 83.40E.[5] It has an average elevation of 42 meters (137 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Rajam had a population of 62,197.[3]

Government and politics[edit]

Rajam Nagar panchayat was constituted in the year 2005. It is spread over an area of 27.65 km2 (10.68 sq mi) and has 20 election wards.[1] Each represented by a ward member and the wards committee is headed by a chairperson.[6] The present municipal commissioner of the town is P.Simhachalam.[7]

Notable people[edit]

 

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