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Srikakulam District
Srikakulam District
Location of Srikakulam District
in Andhra Pradesh and India
Coordinates 18°18′N 83°54′E / 18.3°N 83.9°E / 18.3; 83.9
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District(s) Srikakulam
Population
Density
2,537,597 (2001)
403 /km2 (1,044 /sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
5,837 km2 (2,254 sq mi)
10 m (33 ft)

Srikakulam District (Telugu: శ్రీకాకుళం జిల్లా), formerly known as Chicacole, is the northern most district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Srikakulam District is the extreme Northeastern District of Andhra Pradesh situated within the geographic co-ordinates of 18°-20’ and 19°-10’ of Northern latitude and 83°-50’ and 84°-50’ of Eastern longitude. The District is skirted to a distance by Kandivalasagedda, Vamsadhara and Bahuda at certain stretches of their courses white a line of heights of the great Eastern Ghats run from North East. Vizianagaram District flanks in the south and west while Orissa bounds it on the north and Bay of Bengal on the East .The total area of the District is 5837 Sq. Km. It has a population of 2537593 persons according to the 2001 census. The District derived its name from Srikakulam its headquarters town. Srikakulam District was carved out in 1950 by bifurcating it from Visakhapatnam District, it remained unaffected in its territorial jurisdiction for quite some time. But in November, 1969 the District lost 63 Villages from Saluru Taluk and 44 Villages from Bobbili Taluk on account of their transfer to the then newly constituted Gajapathinagaram Taluk of Visakhapatnam District. Again in May, 1979, the District had undergone major territorial changes on account of the formation of new District with head quarters at Vizianagaram which involved transfer of Salur, Bobbili, Parvathipuram and Cheepurupalli Taluks to the new District.

The District capital is Srikakulam, a municipality and mandal headquarters of Srikakulam mandal. Srikakulam formly known as Poor Man's ooty.

There are 6 urban units in Srikakulam District. Out of these, 4 are Municipalities and 2 are notified Panchayats. The Population details of lthese urban units are as follows:

Municipalities Population

1) Srikakulam 117,320

2) Amadalavalasa 37,931

3) Ichapuram 32,662

4) Palasa-Kasibugga 49,899

TOWNS

1) Rajam 23,424

2) Sompeta 17,423

Major Railway Stations:

Amadalavalasa (Srikakulam Road) Code: CHE

Palasa Code: PSA

Ichchapuram Code:IPM

Sompeta Code: SPT

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Geographical divisions

Srikakulam district can be divided into two main distinct natural divisions. A portion of Srikakulam district is plain terrain with intense agriculture and another portion of the district is rocky and hilly terrain covered with forests. Some extent of Mahendragiri hills also covers Srikakulam district. Most of the forest area of the plain terrain has been damaged by intense agriculture. Kotthuru, Hiramandalam, Pathapatnam, Kalingadal reservoir and some other areas are still covered with dense forests.

Places of interest

Temples:

  • Surya Narayana Swamy Temple at Arasavalli,
  • Sri Kurmanadha Swamy Temple at Sri Kurmam,
  • Venu Gopala Swamy Temple at Salihundam,
  • Konnamma Temple at Korni,
  • Santoshi Matha Temple at Srikakulam,
  • Venkateswara Temple at Gujarathipeta,
  • Ayyappaswamy Temple at Adivarampeta,
  • Kotisvaraswami Temple at Gudiveedhi,
  • Venkateswara Temple at Murapaka,
  • Ganesh Temple at Sancham,

Buddhist tourist places:

Other:

Srikakulam is located 100 km north of Visakhapatnam. It has a population of 2,537,593 of which 10.98% is urban as of 2001.[1]

Srikakulam district has the longest coast line about 193 km in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is bordered by Orissa on the north, Vizianagaram district on the west and south, Bay of Bengal on the east.

Rivers:

  1. River Nagavali,
  2. River Vamsadhara ,
  3. Mahendratanaya,
  4. Champavati,
  5. Bahuda,
  1. KumbhikotaGedda,
  2. Suvarnamukhi,
  3. Vegavati,
  4. Gomukhi.

Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies

There are 3 Parliamentary Constituencies and 12 Assembly Constituencies in Srikakulam. district.[2]

Srikakulam Assembly Old Segments

The 12 Assembly Constituencies are:

Revision of Assembly Constituencies

12 MLA constituencies are reduced to 10 and renamed as [3]

Name of const'. mandals population SC ST
1.Srikakulam Assembly Constituency Srikakulam, Gara, Srikakulam Town. 262,149 19,438 1,009
2.Etcherla Ranastalam, Laveru, Etcherla, G.Sigadam. 281,908 32,005 1,412
3.Rajam Rajam, Santakaviti, R-Amadalavalasa, Vangara. 264,867 31,303 2,998
4.Amadalavalasa Amadalavalasa, Sarubujjili, Burja, Ponduru 231,602 22,509 2,586
5.Palakonda Palakonda, Seetampeta, Bhamini, Veeragattam. 230,814 32,207 61,140
6.Narasannapeta Narasannapeta, Polaki, Jalumuru, Saravakota. 249,001 14,906 6,944
7.Pathapatnam Pathapatnam, Meliaputti, Hiramandalam, Kotturu, L.N. Peta. 243,092 27,937 36,850
8.Tekkali Tekkali, Nandigam, Santabommali, Kotabommali. 258,815 14,906 6,944
9.Palasa Palasa, Mandasa, V.Kotturu. 233,650 12,638 13,469
10.Ichapuram Ichapuram, Kanchili, Kaviti, Sompeta 281,679 9,995 16,600

Irrigation

Rivers  : There are 9 rivers present in Srikakulam district.

  • Vamsadhara
  • Nagavali
  • Suvarnamukhi
  • Vegavathi
  • Mahendrathanaya
  • Gomukhi
  • Champavathi
  • Bahuda
  • KumbikotaGedda

The Nagavali and Vamsadhara are the major rivers in Srikakulam district. These two river basins together constitute about 5% of the area. The Mahendratanaya and Bahuda rivers are two minor river basins in the district. Others are Benjigedda, Peddagedda, Kandivalasa gedda.[4]

  1. Major irrigation projects: VamsadharaProject, Narayanapuram Anicut, Thotapalli Regulator and
  2. Medium irrigation projects: Pydigam Project, Onigadda are providing a total ayacut of 69,373 acres.
  3. Irrigation Water societies (telugu = Neeti Sanghalu): The societies are major and minor:
    • In the major category for Vamsadhara project 54 water societies are present and other 44 major societies to a total of 100 major.
    • Minor societies are 402
    • Through the 38 Mandals in the Srikakulam district these societies are distributed under the channel name and for each society there are Pradesika Societies about 6-8 will be elected among the farmers. In the Srikakulam district about 75,000 farmer voters are participating in these Irrigation water society elections.

Industries

Revenue divisions and Mandals

There are three revenue divisions and 38 mandals in the Srikakulam district.[5] The revenue divisions are Srikakulam, Tekkali and Palakonda.

Mandals-srikakulam.jpg
SRIKAKULAM DIVISION TEKKALI DIVISION PALAKONDA DIVISION
1.Veeraghattam 2.Vangara 3.Regidi Amadalavalasa
4.Rajam 5.Ganguvari Sigadam 6.Laveru
7.Ranastalam 8.Etcherla 9.Ponduru
10.Santhakavati 11.Burja 12.Palakonda
13.Seethampeta 14.Bhamini 15.Kothuru(Srikakulam)
16.Hiramandalam 17.Sarubujjili 18.Amadalavalasa
19.Srikakulam 20.Gara 21.Polaki
22.Narasannapeta 23.Jalumuru 24.Saravakota
25.Pathapatnam 26.Meliaputti 27.Tekkali
28.Kotabommali 29.Santhabommali 30.Nandigam
31.Vajrapu Kotturu 32.Palasa 33.Mandasa
34.Sompeta 35.Kanchili 36.Kaviti
37.Ichchapuram 38.Lakshminarasupeta

See also

References

External links


Genealogy

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Srikakulam formerly known as Chicacole is the northern most city of Andhra Pradesh. The most important places of interest in the town include the temple of Kotisvaraswami, Sun God at Arasavilli, Lord Vishnu at Sri Kurmam and a mosque known as Jumma Masjid, built by Sher Muhammad Khan.


Other than these, Srikakulam has some beautiful sight seeing places like Kalingapatnam(Beach), Buddhist Tourist Places like Salihundam, beautiful bird Sanctuary Telinilapuram where birds from Russia and Siberia Stay in winter.


Also called poor mans Ooty, Srikakulam is located 100 km north of Visakhapatnam. It has a population of 2,537,593 of which 10.98% is urban as of 2001. [1]


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.

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Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies

There are 12 Assembly Constituencies and one Parliamentary Constituency in Srikakulam district.[2]

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.

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.[3]

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.

Industries

Revenue Divisions and Mandals

There are 3 revenue divisions and 38 mandals in the Srikakulam district.[4] The revenue divisions are Srikakulam, Tekkali and Palakonda.

SRIKAKULAM DIVISION TEKKALI DIVISION PALAKONDA DIVISION
Amadalavalasa Ichchapuram Bhamini
Burja Jalumuru Hiramandalam
Etcherla Kanchili Kothuru
Ganguvari Sigadam Kaviti Meliaputti
Gara Kotabommali Palakonda
Laveru Mandasa Pathapatnam
Lakshminarasupeta Nandigam Regidi Amadalavalasa
Narasannapeta Palasa Rajam
Polaki Santhabommali Santhakavati
Ponduru Sompeta Saravakota
Ranastalam Tekkali Seethampeta
Sarubujjili Vajrapu Kotturu Vangara
Srikakulam Veeraghattam

References

External links

Srikakulam medical information/Dr.Seshagirirao

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