Kankipadu is a Town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the mandal headquarters of Kankipadu mandal in Vijayawada revenue division.[1][2] The town is located on the banks of the Paleru River which is a tributary of the Krishna River.

Kankipadu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°27′00″N 80°47′00″E / 16.4500°N 80.7833°E / 16.4500; 80.7833Coordinates: 16°27′00″N 80°47′00″E / 16.4500°N 80.7833°E / 16.4500; 80.7833
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • Total3.37 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
 • Total14,616
 • Density4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
521 151
Vehicle registrationAP 16
Lok Sabha constituencyMachilipatnam
Assembly constituencyPenamaluru


It is located 55 km towards west from district headquarters Machilipatnam. Kankipadu is located at 16°27′00″N 80°47′00″E / 16.4500°N 80.7833°E / 16.4500; 80.7833.[3] It has an average elevation of 6 metres (22 feet). Vijayawada is the nearest major city to Kankipadu.


According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Kankipadu mandal is as follows:[4]

  • Total Population: 63,243 in 16,074 Households.
  • Male Population: 31,676 and Female Population: 31,567
  • Children Under 6-years: 7,166 (Boys - 3,635 and Girls - 3,531)
  • Total Literates: 39,781


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[5][6] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.


Vijayawada is the nearest city to Kankipadu. Vijayawada is 14 km from Kankipadu. There is a bus stand in the town. APSRTC[clarification needed] runs buses from Kankipadu to different places in Andhra Pradesh. City buses run from Vijayawada to Kankipadu daily.

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  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Krishna" (PDF). Census of India. p. 17,388. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 506, 529. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kankipadu
  4. ^ Kankipadu mandal at Our Village India.org
  5. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "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.