Pitapuram is a city and a municipality in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Pithapuram railway station is on the Chennai-Howrah Railway line. Pithapuram is famous for its Ancient Hindu temples. Pithapuram was previously known as Puruhothika puram (పురుహూతికా పురం) and later known as Pithikapuram (పీఠికా పురం). Pithapuram is also known as Dakshina Kasi.
Pithapuram is located at 17.1167° N 82.2667° E.It has an average elevataion of 10 meters (36 feet).
As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Pitapuram had a population of 50,301. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Pitapuram has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 57%. In Pitapuram, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Pithapuram is home to a dynasty. The Pithapuram Kings ruled the area for long. They established the Pithapuram Raja Government Degree College in Kakinada. These Kings also gave lands to the missionaries for the establishment of a century old humanitarian hospital (Christian Medical Centre).
Missionaries of the Canadian Baptist Mission established their medical enterprise here in the form of the famed hospital Christian Medical Centre. CMC, Pithapuram was known for its quick and healing touch since the eighteenth century.
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Located 20 km from Kakinada and 50 km from Rajahmundry, it is considered to be one of the 18 Saktipithas in India. It is famous for the temples of Kukkuteswara Swamy, Kunthimadhava Swamy and Puruhutika Devi, built here during the 10th century A.D.
By bus: Pithapuram is located 20 km from Kakinada and 50 km from Rajahmundry
By train: Pithapuram is 50 km from Rajahmundry Railway station and 142 km from Visakhapatnam railway station.
By air: Visakhapatnam, Rajamundry and Hyderabad Airports.
 Post Office
Two Post Offices are there.
 Degree colleges under Andhra University
 Intermediate colleges in Pithapuram
 Cricket grounds
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