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Visakhapatnam district (Telugu: విశాఖపట్నం జిల్లా), also known as Visakha Zilla, is a district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The administrative headquarters of the Visakhapatnam District is Visakhapatnam.

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Demography

Visakhapatnam district has a population of 5,832,336 people of which 57.95% is urban as of 2006.[1]

Population 5,832,336
Males 2,902,197
Females 2,902,139
Growth(1991-2001) 15.36%
Rural 1,301,437
Urban 3,530,899
Scheduled Caste Population 291,219 (7.6%)
Scheduled Tribe Population 557,572 (14.55%)

General Information

Population : More than 40 lakhs Average Climate : 22o c - 34o c Languages Spoken : Telugu, English and Hindi. Clothing : Cotton wear

Visakhapatnam district is the central hub for industry and education in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

"Vijay Diwas" is celebrated by the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam as a victory over Pakistan in 1971, when a submarine crossed the entire coast and entered the waters of the Vizag port with an intension to destroy the port. It was sunk by the Indian navy.

Visakhapatnam district hosts the "Vizag Steel plant". To acquire this plant a huge mass movement arose, using the slogan "visakha ukku andhrula Hakku", (meaning - Steel for Vizag is the right of Andhraites; ukku - steel and hakku - right), which finally got the steel plant to the city.

Andhra Pradesh government is seriously considering for the building up a new International Airport because of its importance. Also a second major port called Gangavaram on the southern side of Dolphin's Nose is coming up to cater the needs of imports and exports.

Every December, from the third Friday to Sunday, an exclusive three day festival brings to life the arts, crafts, culture and cuisine of Visakhapatnam.

Visakhapatnam is also called "The City of Destiny" because of the cities natural beauty.

Parliament and Assembly Constituencies

There are 3 parliamentary and 15 assembly constituencies in Visakhapatnam district.

The Parliamentary Constituencies are Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam and Araku Valley.

The Assembly Constituencies [2] are Anakapalli, Bheemunipatnam, Chodavaram, Elamanchili, Madugula, Narsipatnam, Paderu, Pendurthi, Payakaraopeta, Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam East, Visakhapatnam West, Visakhapatnam North, Visakhapatnam South and Gajuwaka.

Mandals

There are 43 Mandals or Regions in Visakhapatnam district.[3]

  1. Anakapalle
  2. Anandapuram
  3. Ananthagiri
  4. Araku valley
  5. Achutapuram
  6. Bheemunipatnam
  7. Butchayyapeta
  8. Cheedikada
  9. Chintapalle
  10. Chodavaram
  11. Devarapalle
  12. Dumbriguda
  13. Gangaraju Madugula
  14. Gajuwaka
  15. Golugonda
  16. Gudem kotha veedhi
  17. Hukumpeta
  18. K.Kotapadu
  19. Kasimkota
  20. Kotauratla
  21. Koyyuru
  22. Madugula
  23. Makavarapalem
  24. Munagapaka
  25. Munchingi puttu
  26. Nakkapalle
  27. Narsipatnam
  28. Nathavaram
  29. Paderu
  30. Padmanabham
  31. Paravada
  32. Payakaraopeta
  33. Peda bayalu
  34. Pedagantyada
  35. Pendurthi
  36. Rambilli
  37. Ravikamatham
  38. Rolugunta
  39. S.Rayavaram
  40. Sabbavaram
  41. Visakhapatnam (rural)
  42. Visakhapatnam (urban)
  43. Yelamanchili

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Visakhapatnam district, also known as Vizag, is a district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Contents

Demography

Visakhapatnam district has a population of 3,832,336 people of which 39.95% is urban as of 2001.[1]

General Information

Population : 20 lakhs (1991 Census) Average Climate : 22o c - 34o c Languages Spoken : Telugu, English and Hindi. Clothing : Cotton wear

Visakhapatnam district is the central hub for industry and education in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

"Vijay Diwas" is celebrated by the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam as a victory over Pakistan in 1971, when a submarine crossed the entire coast and entered the waters of the Vizag port with an intension to destroy the port. It was sunk by the Indian navy.

Visakhapatnam district hosts the "Vizag Steel plant". To acquire this plant a huge mass movement arose, using the slogan "visakha ukku andhrula Hakku", (meaning - Steel for Vizag is the right of Andhraites; ukku - steel and hakku - right), which finally got the steel plant to the city.

Andhra Pradesh government is seriously considering for the building up a new International Airport because of its importance. Also a second major port called Gangavaram on the southern side of Dolphin's Nose is coming up to cater the needs of imports and exports.

Every December, from the third Friday to Sunday, an exclusive three day festival brings to life the arts, crafts, culture and cuisine of Visakhapatnam.

Parliament and Assembly Constituencies

There are 2 parliamentary and 13 assembly constituencies in Visakhapatnam district.

The Parliamentary Constituencies are Anakapalli and Visakhapatnam.

The Assembly Constituencies [2] are Anakapalli, Bheemunipatnam, Chintapalli, Chodavaram, Elamanchili, Madugula, Narsipatnam, Paderu, Paravada, Payakaraopeta, Pendurthi, Visakhapatnam (1 and 2).

Mandals

There are 43 Mandals in Visakhapatnam district.[3]

  1. Anakapalle
  2. Anandapuram
  3. Ananthagiri
  4. Araku valley
  5. Achutapuram
  6. Bheemunipatnam
  7. Butchayyapeta
  8. Cheedikada
  9. Chintapalle
  10. Chodavaram
  11. Devarapalle
  12. Dumbriguda
  13. Gangaraju Madugula
  14. Gajuwaka
  15. Golugonda
  16. Gudem kotha veedhi
  17. Hukumpeta
  18. K.Kotapadu
  19. Kasimkota
  20. Kotauratla
  21. Koyyuru
  22. Madugula
  23. Makavarapalem
  24. Munagapaka
  25. Munchingi puttu
  26. Nakkapalle
  27. Narsipatnam
  28. Nathavaram
  29. Paderu
  30. Padmanabham
  31. Paravada
  32. Payakaraopeta
  33. Peda bayalu
  34. Pedagantyada
  35. Pendurthi
  36. Rambilli
  37. Ravikamatham
  38. Rolugunta
  39. S.Rayavaram
  40. Sabbavaram
  41. Visakhapatnam
  42. Visakhapatnam (urban)
  43. Yelamanchili

References

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State of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Topics | History | Politics | Telugu people
Capital Hyderabad
Districts AdilabadAnantapurChittoor • East Godavari • Guntur • Hyderabad • KadapaKarimnagarKhammamKrishnaKurnoolMahbubnagarMedakNalgondaNelloreNizamabadPrakasamRangareddySrikakulamVisakhapatnamVizianagaramWarangal • West Godavari
Major cities Hyderabad • Guntur • Warangal • Tirupati • Vijayawada • Visakhapatnam • Rajahmundry • Kakinada • Nellore • Karimnagar •Machilipatnam • Eluru • Anantapur • Kurnool • Kadapa • Khammam • Nizamabad


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