Srikakulam District

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Srikakulam is the second-most backward district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It has a population of 2,537,593 of which 10.98% is urban as of 2001.

Srikakulam district has the longest coast line in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is bordered by Orissa on the east and north, Vizianagaram district on the west, Bay of Bengal on the south.

Two of the rivers that pass through Srikakulam district are River Nagavali and River Vamsadhara.

Srikakulam District was created out of part of Vishakhapatnam District on August 15, 1950. Some areas of Ganjam District were also added. Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies

There are 12 Assembly Constituencies and one Parliamentary Constituency in Srikakulam district.

Srikakulam is the only Parliamentary Consituency in this district. It includes the areas under Ichchapuram, Sompeta, Tekkali, Harishchandrapuram, Narasannapeta, Amadalavalasa and Srikakulam assembly constituencies.

The 12 Assembly Constituencies are namely Amadalavalasa, Etcherla, Harishchandrapuram, Ichchapuram, Kothuru, Narasannapeta, Palakonda, Pathapatnam, Sompeta, Srikakulam, Tekkali and Vunukuru.

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[edit] Irrigation

The Nagavali and Vamsadhara are the major rivers in Srikakulam district. These two river basins together constitutes about 5 % of the area. Mahendratanaya and Bahuda rivers are the other two minor river basins in the district.

There are no major irrigation projects. Narayanapuram Anicut, Thotapalli Regulator and Pydigam Project are the medium irrigation projects providing a total ayacut of 69,373 acres.

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[edit] Famous Persons

  • Sardar Gouthu Latchanna, Indian Freedom Fighter.
  • Garimella Satyanarayana, Poet and Freedom Fighter.
  • Gidugu Rammurty, Telugu Linguist
  • Balivada Kantha Rao, Telugu Novelist and Playwright.

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Districts Of Andhra Pradesh

Adilabad DistrictAnantapur DistrictChittoor DistrictKadapa District (Cuddapah) • East Godavari DistrictGuntur DistrictHyderabad District (India)Karimnagar DistrictKhammam DistrictKrishna DistrictKurnool DistrictMahbubnagar DistrictMedak DistrictNalgonda DistrictNellore DistrictNizamabad DistrictPrakasam DistrictRanga Reddy DistrictSrikakulam DistrictVisakhapatnam DistrictVizianagaram DistrictWarangal DistrictWest Godavari District


List of Mandals in Srikakulam District

AmadalavalasaBattiliBhaminiBurjaEtcherlaGanguvari SingadamKaligapatnamHiramandalamIchchapuramJalumuruKanchiliKavitiKotabommiliKothuruLaveruMandasaMeilaputtiNandigamNarasannapetaPalakondaPalasaPathapatnamPolakiPonduruRajamRanastalamRegidiamadalavalasaSanthabommaliSanthakavitiSaravakotaSarubujjiliSeethampetaSompetaSrikakulamTekkaliVajrapukothuruVangaraVeeraghattam





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