Polavaram, West Godavari district

Polavaram or Prolavaram is a village in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Polavaram mandal of Jangareddygudem revenue division at about 35 km away from the banks of Godavari River.[1] The Papi Hills and Polavaram Project are the major landmarks near the village.

Polavaram

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Polavaram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Polavaram
Polavaram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Polavaram is located in India
Polavaram
Polavaram
Polavaram (India)
Coordinates: 17°14′52″N 81°38′36″E / 17.2479°N 81.6432°E / 17.2479; 81.6432Coordinates: 17°14′52″N 81°38′36″E / 17.2479°N 81.6432°E / 17.2479; 81.6432
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictWest Godavari
Area
 • Total28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total13,861
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
534315
Vehicle registrationAP37
Lok Sabha constituencyEluru
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPolavaram
Climatehot (Köppen)

HistoryEdit

Historically the area is known as Prolavaram. This area was under the rule of Kamma kings of Musunuri Nayakas. Kamma king Musunuri Prolayya, in 1330 AD donated Prolavaram village to Brahmins. Prolavaram means, Prola is Prola and Varam is donation.[3]

GeographyEdit

Polavaram is located at 17°15′00″N 81°38′00″E / 17.2500°N 81.6333°E / 17.2500; 81.6333.[4] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (55 ft).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 Census of India, Polavaram had a population of 13861. The total population constitute, 6830 males and 7031 females with a sex ratio of 1029 females per 1000 males. 1431 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, with sex ratio of 890 The average literacy rate stands at 76.40%.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - West Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 22, 176. Retrieved 20 February 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Prasad, G. Durga (1988), History of the Andhras up to 1565 A. D. (PDF), Guntur: P. G. Publishers, p. 168, archived from the original (PDF) on 14 February 2019, retrieved 9 August 2019
  4. ^ Fallingrain genomics.Polavaram
  5. ^ "Polavaram Census 2011". Retrieved 23 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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