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Coconut symbol landmark in Amalapauram
|• Total||7.02 km2 (2.71 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 5|
Amalapuram is a town, municipality and revenue division in East Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is 60 km from Rajahmundry city and 35Km from Kakinada 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 third biggest in East godavari After Kakinada and Rajahmundry cities. It is the Lok Sabha Constituency in which the former Speaker Ganti Mohana Chandra Balayogi was elected. Amalapuram has temples to Venkateswara, Subrahmanyeswara and Chandramouleeswara. The town is known for Vedic culture.
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.
Amalapuram is located at  It has an average elevation of 2 metres (9 feet). NH 216 passes through the town..
As of 2011[update] India census, 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.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, and Telugu.
Amalapuram is a major educational centre in East Godavari and has many schools and colleges in the town, including a medical college (KIMS) and five engineering colleges (BVCEC, BVCITS, AIMSCE, KIMSCE, and PCET).
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