Kanigiri

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Kanigiri
కనిగిరి
Kanakapatnam
Durgam
Census town
Nickname(s): Kanakagiri
Kanigiri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kanigiri
Kanigiri
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°24′00″N 79°31′00″E / 15.4000°N 79.5167°E / 15.4000; 79.5167Coordinates: 15°24′00″N 79°31′00″E / 15.4000°N 79.5167°E / 15.4000; 79.5167
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Municipality Kanigiri
Elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 37,420
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523230
Telephone code 08402

Kanigiri is a Census town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. As of 2011 Census, the total population of the town was 137,420. Kanigiri has been sanctioned as one of the two National Investment & Manufacturing Zone NIMZ in AP.

Etymology[edit]

The name Kanigiri is a combination of two Sanskrit words namely Kani (see) and giri (hill).

History[edit]

Kanigiri is of historic importance as capital city of the kingdom ruled by Katama Raju, with historical monuments in and around the hill near the town. These include the fort and a number of wells which can be reached only on foot.Historically the town was once called as Kanakapatnam. the whole forts of the king were located in a place called durgam.this durgam can only be reached by foot.But at present the route for this place was not clear so many people are not willing to reach it.

Geography and cliamte[edit]

Kanigiri has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate (Aw) under the Köppen climate classification, Kanigiri is located near the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The town is surrounded by the range of Eastern Ghats. It has an average elevation of 101 metres (334 feet), and enjoys a hot climate for most of the year.

Panchayaties[edit]

Challagirigala, Dhirisavancha, Hanumthunipadu, Sankavaram, Chakirala, Cherlopalli, Gollapalli, Punugodu, veligandla, Gogulapalli.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census, the total population of the Kanigiri was 37,420, of which male population constitutes 18,886 and female population of 18,534. It has a literacy rate of 77.55 percent. The population under six years of age are 4,065.

Administration[edit]

Kanigiri is also declared as major panchayat during 2008-2009 and also a constituency.

Civic services[edit]

Drinking water

Residents depended on monsoon rains for drinking water; currently, water from the reservoir Nagarjuna Sagar Dam via pumplines reaches the town through a plant near Doruvu.

The first cases of endemic skeletal fluorosis (and its neurological signs) in the world were recorded in the Podili, Darsi and Kanigiri areas of Andhra Pradesh in 1937.[2]

Ramateerdham to Kanigiri project at drinking water pipe line RWS department executioned at Punugudu Headworks at 60 Kmps, Kanigiri Mandal Habituations at 93 covered at drinking water another PC pally mandal 26 habituations covered the drinking water

Politics[edit]

Kanigiri is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Kadiri Babu Rao is MLA of Kanigiri. There were 2,04,800 registered voters in the constituency as of January 1, 2009.

Transportation[edit]

Kanigiri is connected by road to all other cities in Andhra Pradesh and other capitals such as Chennai and Bangalore. The largest bus company is the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). Two private bus operators, Raja Travels,Sandhya Travels& Meghana Travels, offers service to Hyderabad. The nearest railway lines are at Singarayakonda (about 62 km away), Dhonakonda (50 km away) and Ongole (about 78 km away, with more extensive service). The nearest airports are Vijayawada Airport (about 200 km away) and Chennai Airport (about 350 km away). The Kanigiri bus depot is one of the most profitable in the state (since there are few transportation alternatives), and is the second-largest bus stand in the district (after Ongole). Kanigiri is 2nd in APSRTC transportation in state

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "While we wre Eradicating Polio another deadly disease is Crippling Children". Nataus.org. Retrieved 2012-11-17.