Amalapuram

Amalapuram
అమలాపురం
City
Coconut symbol landmark in Amalapauram
Coconut symbol landmark in Amalapauram
Amalapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Amalapuram
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
Area[1]
 • Total 7.02 km2 (2.71 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • 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, 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 third biggest in East godavari After rajahmundry and kakinada 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.

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 located at 16°35′00″N 82°01′00″E / 16.5833°N 82.0167°E / 16.5833; 82.0167.[3] It has an average elevation of 2 meters (9 feet). NH 216 passes through the town.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[4] 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

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.[5]

Education

Amlapuram is major educational center in east godavari. Amalapuram has many schools and colleges entire the town.

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. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Amalapuram
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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