Palakonda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Palakonda
పాలకొండ
Town and Mandal
Eastern Ghats near Palakonda
Eastern Ghats near Palakonda
Palakonda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Palakonda
Palakonda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°36′00″N 83°45′00″E / 18.6000°N 83.7500°E / 18.6000; 83.7500Coordinates: 18°36′00″N 83°45′00″E / 18.6000°N 83.7500°E / 18.6000; 83.7500
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532 440
Telephone code 91 08941
Lok Sabha constituency Parvathipuram
Vidhan Sabha constituency Palakonda

Palakonda or Palkonda is a town, Revenue Division and a mandal in the Srikakulam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It has been upgraded to Nagar Panchayat in March 2013 had an appro Population of 21,000 in 2011 census.

Geography[edit]

Palakonda is located at 18°36′00″N 83°45′00″E / 18.6000°N 83.7500°E / 18.6000; 83.7500.[1] It has an average elevation of 44 meters (147 feet).

Demography[edit]

According to the Imperial Gazetteer of India,[2] Palkonda Taluk was in Vizagapatnam district with a total area of 502 square miles (1,300 km2). The cultivated land is irrigated by the Nagavali River. The Agency area contains about 56 square miles (150 km2) of Reserved Forest. The population in 1901 was 215,376 compared with 201,331 in 1891. There were two towns Palkonda and Razam and 334 villages. The Agency area had population of about 11,000 people, chiefly Savaras living in 106 villages. The greater part of Taluk was held on Ryotwari and belongs to Rajas of Bobbili and Vizianagram.

It was within Ganjam District of Orissa state till 1950 when Srikakulam district was formed.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Palakonda is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh reserved for Scheduled Castes. There were 120,726 registered voters in this constituency in 1999 elections. Now from 2009 onwards the Assembly Constituency reservation changed to S.T.

List of elected members:[3]

Palakonda Assembly candidates details:
Year Winner candidate Party Votes Runner cCandidate Party Votes Margin (majority)
2004 Kambala Jogulu TDP 42,327 Tompala Raja Babu INC 30,703 11,624
  • 1951 - Palavalasa Sangam Naidu
  • 1978 - Kambala Rajaratnam
  • 1983 - Gonipati Syamala Rao
  • 1985 and 1994 - Tale Bhadrayya
  • 1989 and 1999 - Amrutha Kumari P.J.
  • 2004 - Kambala Jogulu
  • 2009 - sriNimmaka Sugreevulu (ST)

References[edit]