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Palasa Railway Station
Palasa Railway Station
Palasa–Kasibugga is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°28′N 84°15′E / 18.46°N 84.25°E / 18.46; 84.25Coordinates: 18°28′N 84°15′E / 18.46°N 84.25°E / 18.46; 84.25
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
 • Total 32.75 km2 (12.64 sq mi)
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 57,507
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532 xxx
Telephone code +91–8945
Vehicle registration AP–30
Website Palasa–Kasibugga Municipality

Palasa-Kasibugga is a municipal town, located in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is located on the National Highway 5 between Srikakulam and Berhampur. Palasa is the second largest town in the Srikakula district with an area of 32.75 km2 (12.64 sq mi) and a population of 57,507.[1]


Palasa is located at 18.46N 84.25E.[3] It has an average elevation of 38 meters (127 feet).


Agro exports There are around 350 Cashew processing industries around Palasa town, the highest amongst the northern coastal districts. These twin towns are the largest cashew producing towns of Andhra Pradesh and are among the largest processing centres in India. The cashew industry provides direct and indirect employment to about 15,000 people in the surrounding areas.[4] Palasa-Kasibugga Municipality is called as White Gold City because in Palasa Kasibugga Cashew processing industries are one of the promising sector producing valuable commodity exported to Gulf, European and Western countries. [5]


The Community Health Centre, Andhra Pradesh Vaidya Vidhana Parishad is located here. It can hold 50 in-patients.[6]


The railway station is common for both the towns. Even though the station is named "Palasa" it is located in Kasibugga. This station is one of the railway stations with highest revenue in the Khurda division of East Coast Railway zone. Palasa has a good transport facility from all major cities.


Palasa also has 3 beaches, Ratty, Akkupally & Thoturu (Hanuman Saagar Beach) beach which are nearly 7 km from Palasa railway station.

Schools and colleges[edit]

Palasa-Kasibugga has good educational infrastructure for a Tier - 4 city.Little Angel's HS is the top and best school. Narayana E Techno School, Srichaitanya Techno School, Medha Grammar School, Sri Gurukula Vidyalayam, Bhasyam,, and Ravindra Bharati,St. Francis De'sales school(S.F.S),East Coast Railway Mixed High School, Grace Convent School, Padmavathi English medium school, and BET are the good schools. The Zilla Parishad High School is good as well, with a big ground. Recently schools like Sri Chaitanya Techno School, Ravindra Bharathi, and Bhashyam were also built in 2012. Eurokids International Pre-School, Smart School International were also built in 2010. There are two engineering colleges in the town and lot of other degree colleges, both public and private. These form the hub for studies for all the villages surrounding the town. Narayanadora Junior & Degree College, SBSYM Degree College, Prajna Junior & Degree College, Pratiba College, SriSaisirisha Degree College, Sri medha jr college, Shiridi Sai College, Govt. College, Prajna Institute Of Technology And Managemant and Shiva Rama Krishna College of Engineering & Technology are some of the colleges in Palasa. Narayana Junior College is the top college in the town, receiving the best results on the board exam.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Palasa is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Palasa, Mandasa and Vajrapu Kotturu mandals comes under this jurisdiction.


  1. ^ a b "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Palasa
  4. ^ APEDA blueprint to improve cashew production
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ APVVP.Hospitals