Baruva

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Baruva
బారువ
village
Baruva is located in Andhra Pradesh
Baruva
Baruva
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°32′N 84°21′E / 18.53°N 84.35°E / 18.53; 84.35Coordinates: 18°32′N 84°21′E / 18.53°N 84.35°E / 18.53; 84.35
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532263 / 532264
Vehicle registration AP30

Baruva is a village and a beach resort located near Sompeta in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at 18.53N 84.35E.,[1] at an average elevation of 10 meters (36 feet). The Mahendra Tanaya River merges into the Bay of Bengal at this place.

Baruva was used as a seaport in the era of British colonial rule in India up to 1948. In July 1917 a ship carrying goods sank in the sea. To commemorate this incident a pillar was constructed.[2] The harbor is closed, but the old lighthouse stood until 2000. A light house has been constructed next to the beach resort. Baruva's beach is one of the oldest in Andhra Pradesh.

Near the beach are the Durga Baruva railway station is located on Howrah-Chennai mainline. Passenger trains that run from Palasa towards Khurda Road station halt at Baruva station.

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