Mummidivaram

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Mummidivaram
Nagar Panchayat
Kotikalapudi
Kotikalapudi
Mummidivaram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Mummidivaram
Mummidivaram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°39′00″N 82°07′00″E / 16.6500°N 82.1167°E / 16.6500; 82.1167Coordinates: 16°39′00″N 82°07′00″E / 16.6500°N 82.1167°E / 16.6500; 82.1167
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari
tehsil Mummidivaram
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533216
Telephone code 08856

Mummidi-varam is a Nagar Panchayat and tehsil headquarters near Amalapuram in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. The Mummidivaram revenue block was formed out of the Amalapuram tehsil in July 1969. It is the second largest town in Konaseema.

Geography[edit]

Mummidivaram is one of the Nagar Panchayat in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, "The temple town of Balayogi". The famous Gagjendra Moksha described in Sri Maha Bhagavatham took place here. This region is rich in alluvial soil and famous for paddy, coconut, turmeric, banana and sugarcane fields. This area is also enriched with mineral oil and natural gas (Refineries of Reliance and Gujarat State Petroleum are located in this area). Mummidivaram is an important business and education hub after Amalapuram in Konaseema area, Three Engineering colleges are located here. Mummidivaram is the second largest urban populated (Approximately 30,000) area in Konaseema. It is place of beautiful green fields and various streams of river Godavari pass through. The area resembles Alleppy in Kerala. Some of the area is covered with back waters and Madh forests across the Bay of Bengal. Mummidivaram is located at 16°39′00″N 82°07′00″E / 16.6500°N 82.1167°E / 16.6500; 82.1167.[1] It has an average elevation of 0 meters (3 feet).

Assembly constituency and Political history[edit]

Mummidivaram is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 1,89,229 registered voters as on 10.01.2012 in Mummidivaram constituency (2nd largest in East Godavari district).

List of Elected Members:[2]

  • 1978 - Moka Sri Vishnu Prasada Rao
  • 1983 - Valtati Rajasakkubai
  • 1985 - Pandu Krishna Murthy
  • 1989 and 1994 - Battina Subba Rao
  • 1999 - GMC Balayogi and Chelli Vivekananda
  • 2004 - Pinipe Viswarupu
  • 2009 - Ponnada Satish
  • 2014 - Datla Subba Raju(Buchi Babu)


Late GMC Balayogi also served as Member of Parliament for Amalapuram and was a Loksabha speaker. During his tenure the Konaseema area saw major developments and he played a key role in the construction of various bridges across the Godavari river. The people of Konaseema revere him as their hero and his statues were worshiped across the Konaseema area.

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