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Samalkota also known as Samarlakota is a city, a municipality and Mandal in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Samalkot is located at 17.0500° N 82.1833° E. It has an average elevation of 9 meters (32 feet).
As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Samalkota had a population of 53,402. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Samalkota has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 56%. In Samalkota, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Samalkota is an important Railway junction on the Chennai-Howrah Railway line. The railway line to Kakinada branches at this railway junction.
Sri Chalukya Kumararama Sri Bhimeswaraswamy vari temple (Kumararama, one of the Pancharama Kshetras) is located at about 1 k.m from the Railway station. The presiding deity at this temple is Lord Shiva known as Kumara Bhimeswara. Maha Sivarathri is the most important festival which is celebrated in this temple.
220-MW Power Project owned by Reliance Energy Limited. Deccan Sugars owned by Navabharath Ventures Ltd. Sri Venkatarama Oil Industries Ltd
There are 18 village panchayats in Samalkota mandal.
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