Amalapuram
Poornakumbham sculpture in Amalapauram
Amalapuram
Amalapuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Amalapuram
Amalapuram
Amalapuram (India)
Coordinates: 16°34′43″N 82°00′22″E / 16.5787°N 82.0061°E / 16.5787; 82.0061Coordinates: 16°34′43″N 82°00′22″E / 16.5787°N 82.0061°E / 16.5787; 82.0061
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictEast Godavari
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyAmalapuram Municipal Council
Area
 • Total7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
Elevation3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total53,231[1]
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
533201
Telephone code08856
Vehicle RegistrationAP05 (Former)
AP39 (from 30 January 2019)[5]

Amalapuram is a town in East Godavari of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal and divisional headquarters of Amalapuram mandal and Amalapuram revenue division.[4][6] The town is situated in the delta of Konaseema.[7]

History

Clock Tower
Clock Tower
Godavari River in Pasarlapudi village near Amalapuram
Godavari River in Pasarlapudi village near Amalapuram

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

Amalapuram is also called Panchalingapuram as it is the seat of five temples to Shiva as Amaleswarudu, Sidheswarudu, Ramalingeswarudu, Chandramouleeswarudu and Chennamalleeswarudu. 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).[4] 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,[8] Amalapuram has a population of 50,889 with 25,538 males and 25,351 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

Government Office in Amalapuram
Government Office in Amalapuram
GMC Balayogi(To the left),Former Speaker of Parliament
GMC Balayogi(To the left),Former Speaker of Parliament

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
A Ferry in Godavari river

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Amalapuram bus station. Regular buses between Rajahmundry, Kakinada non-stop, hourly based Vizag and Vijayawada from evening buses to Hyderabad available.[9]

Education

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[10][11] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, and Telugu.

Notable persons

References

  1. ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/pca/pcadata/DDW_PCA2814_2011_MDDS%20with%20UI.xlsx | 2011 Census
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Amalapuram, India". www.fallingrain.com. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook – East Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 16, 54. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  5. ^ "New 'AP 39' code to register vehicles in Andhra Pradesh launched". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Amalapuram". eastgodavari.nic.in. Archived from the original on 4 April 2017. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  7. ^ Bhaskar, B.V.S. "Water crisis grips Konaseema". The Hindu. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Bus in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  10. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  11. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.