This page uses content from Wikipedia and is licensed under CC BY-SA.

Amalapuram

Amalapuram
అమలాపురం
Town
Coconut symbol landmark in Amalapauram
Coconut symbol landmark in Amalapauram
Amalapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Amalapuram
Amalapuram
Amalapuram is located in India
Amalapuram
Amalapuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°34′43″N 82°00′22″E / 16.5787°N 82.0061°E / 16.5787; 82.0061
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari
Area[1]
 • Total 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 53,231
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533201
Telephone code 8856
Vehicle registration AP 5

Amalapuram is a town in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal and divisional headquarters of Amalapuram mandal and Amalapuram revenue division.[3][4] The town is situated in the delta of Konaseema.[5]

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. It is one among few parliament constituencies in India which do not have a railway connectivity.

Geography

Amalapuram is spread over an area of 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi).[3] It is located at 16°34′43″N 82°00′22″E / 16.5787°N 82.0061°E / 16.5787; 82.0061. It has an average elevation of 2 m (6 ft 7 in).

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[6] 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.

Governance

Politics

Amalapuram is one of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in Andhra Pradesh. The other two Lok Sabha constituencies in the East Godavari district are Rajamundry and Kakinada.

Transport

A Ferry in Godavari river

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Amalapuram bus station.[7]

Education

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[8][9] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, and Telugu.

Notable persons

References

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Amalapuram, India". www.fallingrain.com. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – East Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 16,54. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Amalapuram". eastgodavari.nic.in. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Bhaskar, B.V.S. "Water crisis grips Konaseema". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

External links