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Visakhapatnam District is one of the thirteen districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradeshwith the headquarters located at Visakhapatnam.[4][5] It is one of the nine coastal districts in the state, with the administrative headquarters located at Visakhapatnam. It is surrounded by Vizianagaram district on the north and East Godavari district on the south.[1]

Visakhapatnam district
Location of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh
Location of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
HeadquartersVisakhapatnam
Tehsils46[1]
Government
 • District collectorKatamaneni Bhaskar, IAS [2]
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesAraku, Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies15
Area
 • Total11,161 km2 (4,309 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,288,113[3]
 • Urban
47.51%
Demographics
 • Literacy67.70%
 • Sex ratio1003
Vehicle registrationAP-31, AP-32, AP-33, AP-34
Major highwaysNH-16
Coordinates17°58′N 82°50′E / 17.967°N 82.833°E / 17.967; 82.833Coordinates: 17°58′N 82°50′E / 17.967°N 82.833°E / 17.967; 82.833
Website[Visakhapatnam district website Official website]

Contents

HistoryEdit

In 1979, part of the district was split to help form Vizianagaram district.[6] Visakhapatnam District is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[7]

DivisionsEdit

The district has four revenue divisions, namely Anakapalli, Paderu, Narsipatnam and Visakhapatnam, each headed by a sub collector.[8] These revenue divisions are divided into 46 mandals in the district. The district consists of 3265 villages and 15 towns including, 1 municipal corporation, 2 municipalities and 12 census towns. Visakhapatnam city is the only municipal corporation and the 2 municipalities in the district are Yelamanchili and Narsipatnam.[9] The census towns are Bowluvada, Chodavaram, Chintapalle, Gudivada, Kantabamsuguda, Mulakuddu, Nakkapalle, Narsipatnam, Peda Boddepalle, Payakaraopeta, Upper Sileru Project Site Camp.[10]

MandalsEdit

 
Revenue divisions of Visakhapatnam district

There are 13 mandals in Visakhapatnam division, 11 each in Narsipatnam, Anakapalle and Paderu divisions.[8][10] The 46 mandals under their revenue divisions are listed below:

# Anakapalle Division Narsipatnam Division Paderu Division Visakhapatnam Division
1 Anakapalle Achutapuram Ananthagiri Anandapuram
2 Butchayyapeta Golugonda Araku Valley Bheemunipatnam
3 Cheedikada Kotauratla Chintapalle Gajuwaka
4 Chodavaram Makavarapalem Dumbriguda Padmanabham
5 Deverapalle Nakkapalle G.Madugula Paravada
6 K.Kotapadu Nathavaram Gudem Kotha Veedhi Pedagantyada
7 Kasimkota Narsipatnam Hukumpeta Pendurthi
8 Madugula Payakaraopeta Koyyuru Sabbavaram
9 Munagapaka Rambilli Munchingi Puttu Visakhapatnam Rural
10 Ravikamatham S.Rayavaram Paderu Seethammadhara
11 Rolugunta Yelamanchili Peda Bayalu Maharanipeta
12 Gopalapatnam
13 Mulagada

PoliticsEdit

There are three parliamentary and 15 assembly constituencies in Visakhapatnam district. The parliamentary constituencies are

The assembly constituencies are[11]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Visakhapatnam district has a population of 4,288,113[12] This gives it a ranking of 44th in India (out of a total of 640) and 4th in its state.[12] The district has a population density of 384 inhabitants per square kilometre (990/sq mi) .[12] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 11.89%.[12] Visakhapatnam has a sex ratio of 1003 females for every 1000 males,[12] and a literacy rate of 67.7%.[12]

Visakhapatnam district has a population of 4,288,113 people of which 57.95% is urban as of 2011 census.[13]

Population 4,288,113
Males 2,140,872
Females 2,147,241
Growth (1991–2001) 15.36%
Rural 2250655
Urban 2037458
Scheduled Caste Population 291,219 (7.6%)
Scheduled Tribe population 557,572 (14.55%)

GeographyEdit

Visakhapatnam district occupies an area of approximately 11,161 square kilometres (4,309 sq mi),[14] comparatively equivalent to Canada's Cape Breton Island.[15]

Climate

Climate data for Visakhapatnam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28.9
(84.0)
31.3
(88.3)
33.8
(92.8)
35.3
(95.5)
36.2
(97.2)
35.3
(95.5)
32.9
(91.2)
32.7
(90.9)
32.5
(90.5)
31.7
(89.1)
30.4
(86.7)
28.9
(84.0)
32.5
(90.5)
Average low °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
19.9
(67.8)
23.0
(73.4)
26.1
(79.0)
27.7
(81.9)
27.3
(81.1)
26.1
(79.0)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
24.3
(75.7)
21.6
(70.9)
18.6
(65.5)
23.7
(74.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.4
(0.45)
7.7
(0.30)
7.5
(0.30)
27.6
(1.09)
57.8
(2.28)
105.6
(4.16)
134.6
(5.30)
141.2
(5.56)
174.8
(6.88)
204.3
(8.04)
65.3
(2.57)
7.9
(0.31)
945.7
(37.23)
[citation needed]

EconomyEdit

The Gross District Domestic Product (GDDP) of the district is 73,276 crore (US$11 billion) and it contributes 14% to the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). For the FY 2013–14, the per capita income at current prices was 124,162 (US$1,800). The primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the district contribute 6,300 crore (US$910 million), 21,654 crore (US$3.1 billion) and 45,321 crore (US$6.6 billion) respectively.[16] The major products contributing to the GVA of the district from agriculture and allied services are, sugarcane, paddy, betel leaves, mango, milk, meat and fisheries. The GVA to the industrial and service sector is contributed from manufacturing, construction, minor minerals, software services and unorganised trade.[16]

TransportEdit

The total road length of state highways in the district is 964 km (599 mi).[17]

 
Buddhist Holy relic sites map of Andhra Pradesh includes Pavurallakonda, Bavikonda, Bojjannakonda and Kotturu Dhanadibbalu from Visakhapatnam district

EducationEdit

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[18][19] They include, 162 government, 2,793 mandal and zilla parishads, 9 residential, 1225 private, 5 model, 34 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), 147 municipal and 829 other types of schools.[20] The total number of students enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools of the district are 609,587.[21]

TemplesEdit

There are thirty six temples under the management of Endowments Department.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "District – Visakhapatnam". Andhra Pradesh Online Portal. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  2. ^ "కలెక్టర్ బదిలీ". Andhrajyothi epaper. Andhrajyothi. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Visakhapatnam district profile". Andhra Pradesh State Portal. Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Srikakulam | Andhra Pradesh | DISTRICTS OF INDIA". districts.nic.in. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Population of AP districts(2011)" (PDF). ap.gov.in. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  6. ^ Law, Gwillim (25 September 2011). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  7. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  8. ^ a b "GO issued for creation of Anakapalle revenue division". The Hindu. Viskhapatnam. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Adminsistrative divisions of Visakhapatnam district". Official Website of Visakhapatnam District. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  10. ^ a b "District Census Handbook – Visakhapatnam" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 26–27, 52. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  11. ^ "District-wise Assembly-Constituencies:". ceoandhra.nic.in.
  12. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Andhra Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 18 February 1998. Retrieved 11 October 2011. Cape Breton Island 10,311km2
  16. ^ a b "Economy of Visakhapatnam District". Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  17. ^ "Existing State Highways" (PDF). Andhra Pradesh Road Development Corporation. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  18. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  19. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  20. ^ "School Information Report". Commissionerate of School Education. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Student Information Report". Commissionerate of School Education. Child info 2015–16, District School Education – Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  22. ^ "Trust Boards Abstract". AP Temples Portal, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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