Avanigadda

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Avanigadda
అవనిగడ్డ
Village
Avanigadda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Avanigadda
Avanigadda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°1′11″N 80°55′12″E / 16.01972°N 80.92000°E / 16.01972; 80.92000Coordinates: 16°1′11″N 80°55′12″E / 16.01972°N 80.92000°E / 16.01972; 80.92000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Body Panchayatraj
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 23,737
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91-8671-XXX XXX
Lok Sabha constituency Machilipatnam

Avanigadda is a village in Avanigadda mandal, located in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located about 80 km from the city of Vijayawada. The town is known for its mango production, and is considered the second most important mango-growing town in the state after Nuzvid.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Avanigadda is located on the banks of the Krishna River, which divides into two branches just before reaching the village. One branch flows past the village to the north, and the other flows past it to the west. These branches, along with the Bay of Bengal, surround the island of Diviseema, which contains the village of Avanigadda.

Climate data for Avanigadda
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
30.9
(87.6)
33.3
(91.9)
35.3
(95.5)
37.7
(99.9)
36.3
(97.3)
33.8
(92.8)
32.8
(91)
32.8
(91)
31.5
(88.7)
30.3
(86.5)
29
(84)
32.74
(90.9)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
21.4
(70.5)
23.5
(74.3)
26.1
(79)
28
(82)
27.5
(81.5)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
25.9
(78.6)
24.9
(76.8)
22.5
(72.5)
20.2
(68.4)
24.35
(75.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 12.2
(0.48)
12.9
(0.508)
26.7
(1.051)
12.3
(0.484)
36.9
(1.453)
97.5
(3.839)
190.6
(7.504)
177.2
(6.976)
180.7
(7.114)
230.2
(9.063)
127.7
(5.028)
20.9
(0.823)
1,125.8
(44.323)
Source: Meoweather[2]

Cyclones

1977 Cyclone

Because of its location near the Bay of Bengal, Avanigadda and its surrounding villages are at risk for cyclones and floods. During periods of severe flooding, transportation between Avanigadda and larger cities is cut off, although the occurrence of this has been reduced with the construction of the Penumudi-Puligadda Bridge in 2006.

Economy[edit]

The majority of people living in Avanigadda are farmers who specialize in either agriculture or aquaculture, taking advantage of the fertility of the land and the canal systems on the Krishna River. Major crops include rice, sugar cane, and mango. Agriculture boomed in the 1990s due to increased foreign exports, but since then, it has declined.

Education[edit]

Avanigadda is home to government, junior, degree and polytechnic colleges - thus attracting all the students from surrounding villages to situate here for studying. For the last decade, Avanigadda became famous for teacher training entrance exams (TTC,B.Ed,D.Sc) because of the coaching centers. Some of the reputed institutes are Govt. Degree and Junior Colleges, Diviseema Polytechnic college etc.

Sports[edit]

Cricket, volleyball and Shuttle Badminton are the most popular sports. Many Sportsmen from Avanigadda represented District and State level competitions in athletics, kabaddi and volleyball.

Tourist attractions[edit]

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple

Puligadda Aqueduct, Puligadda-Penumudi bridge, Srikakulam Srikakulandhra Vishnu Temple, Mopidevi Sri subrahmanyeswara swamy Temple, Hamasaladeevi beach etc., are the tourism attractions in the town. Temples such as Sri Addanki Nancharamma Temple at Viswanadhapalli,Sri Lankamma Ammavari Temple and Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy temple are the main religious destinations.[3]

Politics[edit]

Buddha Prasad Mandali is the present MLA.[4]

Notable personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meoweather". meoweather.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ T. Appala Naidu (17 August 2013). "Aqueduct turns a hot tourist destination". The Hindu (Puligadda (Krishna District)). Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "MLA". AP State Portal. Retrieved 9 October 2014.