Samalkota

Samalkota or Samarlakota (Telugu:సామర్లకోట) is a town in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town also forms a part of Godavari Urban Development Authority.[2] Previously, spelled as Chamarlakota (Telugu:చామర్లకోట) as evident from local a Kaifiyat written during mid eighteenth century.[3]

Samalrakota

సామర్లకోట
Kumara Bhimarama Temple at Samalkota.jpg
Samalrakota is located in Andhra Pradesh
Samalrakota
Samalrakota
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°03′11″N 82°10′10″E / 17.0531°N 82.1695°E / 17.0531; 82.1695Coordinates: 17°03′11″N 82°10′10″E / 17.0531°N 82.1695°E / 17.0531; 82.1695
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictEast Godavari
Area
 • Total14.88 km2 (5.75 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total56,864
 • Rank3rd in East Godavari dist
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,900/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
533 440
Telephone code+91-884
Vehicle registrationAP 05

GeographyEdit

Samarlakota is located at 17°03′00″N 82°11′00″E / 17.0500°N 82.1833°E / 17.0500; 82.1833.[4] It has an average elevation of 9 meters (32 feet).

TransportEdit

 
WAM 4 series loco at Samarlakota Junction

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Samalkota bus station.[5] Samarlakota railway station is an important railway junction on the Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada section of Howrah-Chennai main line. The railway line to Kakinada branches at this railway junction.One more advantage is Bus Station and Railway Station are situated opposite to each other.The nearest airport to Samalkota town is Rajahmundry Airport which is 40 km away.

DemographicsEdit

Samalkot is a Municipal town in district of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. The Samalkota is divided into 18 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Samalkot Municipality has population of 56,864 of which 28,115 are males while 28,749 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 5793 which is 10.19% of total population of Samalkot (M). In Samalkot Municipality, Female Sex Ratio is of 1023 against state average of 993. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Samalkot is around 948 compared to Andhra Pradesh state average of 939. Literacy rate of Samalkot is 74.58% higher than state average of 67.02%. In Samalkot, Male literacy is around 78.77% while female literacy rate is 70.51%.

GovernanceEdit

Samalkot Municipality has total administration over 16,044 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Temples/Churches/mosque: Sri Chalukya Kumararaama Sri Bheemeswara swami vaari temple, prasanna aanjaneya swami temple, Ganapati Temple, Mehar complex, mutyalamma temple, Sai Baba Temple, station centre, are famous temples in Samalkot. Centenary Baptist Church, Augustana Lutheran church & Andhra Baptist Churches are famous churches in Samalkot.

EducationEdit

The first boarding school was established in 1882[6] by the Canadian Baptist Mission[7] known as the C. B. M. Boys' School.[8] Notable among those who were associated includes A. B. Masilamani[9] and also his Teacher Chetty Bhanumurthy.[9]

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, Telugu.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs". Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Constitution of Godavari Urban Development Authority with headquarters at Godavari" (PDF). Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 January 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Sources of the History of India". Nisith Ranjan Ray. Institute of Historical Studies. 1978. p. 159.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics. Samarlakota
  5. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  6. ^ Baptist Missionary Review, Volume 26, 1922, p.468
  7. ^ Sivasankaranarayana, M. V. Rajagopal, N. Ramesan (Compiled), Andhra Pradesh District Gazetteers: East Godavari, Printed by Director of Printing and Stationery at the Government Secretariat Press, Hyderabad, 1979, p.429. [1]
  8. ^ Indian Church History Review, Volume 13, 1979, p.70
  9. ^ a b R. R. Sundara Rao, Bhakti Theology in the Telugu Hymnal, CISRS, Bangalore, 1993, pp.48, 56, 57. [2]
  10. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. 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.