Amalapuram

Amalapuram
Amalapuram
A Hindu temple in Amalapuram
A Hindu temple in Amalapuram
Amalapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Amalapuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°35′00″N 82°01′00″E / 16.5833°N 82.0167°E / 16.5833; 82.0167
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 141,194
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533201
Telephone code 8856
Vehicle registration AP 5
Website www.amalapuram.com

Amalapuram is a town, municipality and revenue division in East Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is 60 km from Greater Rajahmundry city . It is at the head of the Konaseema delta, the triangle formed by the waters of the Godavari River. The delta's black cotton soil is very fertile and crops including coconut and rice are grown in it. Kakinada and Rajahmundry are towns close to Amalapuram. It is the Lok Sabha Constituency in which the former Speaker Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi was elected. Amalpuram has temples to Venkateswara, Subrahmanyeswara and Chandramouliswara. The town is known for Vedic culture.

Geography

Amalapuram is located at 16°35′00″N 82°01′00″E / 16.5833°N 82.0167°E / 16.5833; 82.0167.[1] It has an average elevation of 2 meters (9 feet).

History

Amalapuram was originally named Amrutpuri which later changed to Amlipuri. Some of its temples are dedicated to Amaleswara.

Amalapuram is also called Panchalingapuram as it is the seat of five temples to Shiva at Amaleswara, Sidheswara, Ramalingeswara, Chandramouleeswara and Chennamalleeswara. Amalapuram is the third most developed town in East Godavari district after Rajahmundry and Kakinada. It is hub of Konaseema for education and financial institutes. There are approximately 65 schools and colleges, six engineering colleges and one medical college in the area.

Notable past and current residents of Amalapuram

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[2] Amalapuram has a population of 141,194, with 70,850 males and 70,344 females. Amalapuram has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 80.68% of males and 73.54% of females are literate. 77,036 people reside in rural parts of Amalapuram while 64,158 people reside in the Amalapuram urban area.

Constituency

Parliament

Amalapuram is one of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. The assembly segments under the constituency are:

The other two Lok Sabha constituencies in the East Godavari district are Rajamundry and Kakinada.

Assembly

Amalapuram is one of the 294 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. The present MLA Sri Pinipe Viswarup is the Minister for Animal Welfare and Husbandry in the cabinet of N. Kiran Kumar Reddy of the Congress Party

List of Elected Members for Assembly

Transportation

Amalapuram presently has only road connectivity as of 2014. State owned APSRTC connects Amalapuram to major destinations like Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Rajamundry, Kakinada and Tirupati. Amalapuram bus depot is a major hub in Konaseema region.

A railway from Kakinada to Narsapuram via Amalapuram has been pending for over a decade. The nearest major railway stations to Amalapuram are Rajahmundry, Kakinada and Narsapur, while the nearest airport is Rajahmundry Airport.

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