Amudalavalasa

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Amudalavalasa
ఆముదాలవలస
town
Megalithic Dolmen (said to be world's large single capstone as a dolmen with 36 ft in length and 14 ft in width and 2 ft thickness) of early Iron Age at Dannanapeta near Amudalavalsa
Megalithic Dolmen (said to be world's large single capstone as a dolmen with 36 ft in length and 14 ft in width and 2 ft thickness) of early Iron Age at Dannanapeta near Amudalavalsa
Amudalavalasa is located in Andhra Pradesh
Amudalavalasa
Amudalavalasa
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°25′00″N 83°54′00″E / 18.4167°N 83.9000°E / 18.4167; 83.9000Coordinates: 18°25′00″N 83°54′00″E / 18.4167°N 83.9000°E / 18.4167; 83.9000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Founded by Budumuru Navajeevan kumar
Area
 • Total 19.65 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 37,852
 • Density 1,926/km2 (4,990/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532 185
Telephone code 08942
Website Amudalavalasa Municipality

Amudalavalasa is a 3rd grade municipality and a mandal headquarters in Srikakulam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is 13 kilometres from Srikakulam town. Amadalavalasa municipal administration is under the jurisdiction of the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA).

Srikakulam Road railway station ('A' Class) is in Amadalavalasa. The older name of this station is Chicacole Road, which have occurred since the 1930s. It is one of the railway stations with highest revenue in Waltair division of East Coast Railway Zone. City buses are available from the station to Srikakulam RTC Complex and Old Bus Stand for every 5 minutes.

Geography[edit]

Amadalavalasa is located at 18°25′00″N 83°54′00″E / 18.4167°N 83.9000°E / 18.4167; 83.9000.[1] It has an average elevation of 29 metres (98 feet).

Danthapuri remnants

History[edit]

Amadalavalasa means 'the town of castor oil'. During the times of Ashoka, this place was called Herandapalli. Heranda in Sanskrit means castor oil. Ironically, there are no castor oil plants being grown or castor oil being produced in this place.

Iron Age habitation[edit]

Evidence of early historic man and his activities have been recently discovered on the hills of Sangamayya Konda,[2] in Amudalavalasa mandal.

Buddhism and Jainism[edit]

Sangamayya Konda[edit]

Sangamayya Konda is 3 km from Amudalavalasa. It was a Buddhist site and is known for the Jain vestiges and Buddhist monasteries excavated recently. A freelance archaeologist[3] conducted recent explorations on the hills of Sangamayya Konda and found several pre-historic Dolmen, Menhir, Cave, Caverns and Cisterns.

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota)[edit]

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota) is one of the historical places near Amadalavalasa. This village is between Amudalavalasa and Hiramandalam. Ancient Buddha stupas are present in this place.

Municipality[edit]

Amadalavalasa is 3rd municipality in Srikakulam district. There 23 wards as on 2005 elections. Population is 37,852. Notified slum areas are 31.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Amadalavalasa had a population of 37,852. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

Features[edit]

There is a large-scale sugar factory in Amadalavalasa, presently not working. Other industries like jute, oil etc. are located at that town.

There is head post office at Amadalavalasa.

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