Valaparla

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Valaparla
village
Valaparla is located in Andhra Pradesh
Valaparla
Valaparla
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°55′0″N 80°3′0″E / 15.91667°N 80.05000°E / 15.91667; 80.05000Coordinates: 15°55′0″N 80°3′0″E / 15.91667°N 80.05000°E / 15.91667; 80.05000
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523260
Telephone code 08404

Valaparla is a village located west of National Highway 5 in Martur Mandal of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, India.[1] The village was previously called Olupara.[2] The village code in the 2011 census was 590698 it's pin code is 523260.[3]

Location[edit]

The village is accessible by road to Martur, and APSRTC runs a bus service on this route. The nearest railway station is at Prakasam, and the closest airport to Valaparla is Gannavaram Airport in Vijayawada.[1] Neighbouring towns include Bestavaripeta, Chirala, Kandukur, Markapur, Ongole, Pamur, Podili, Singarayakonda, Tallur and Vetapalem.[1] Valaparla belongs to Parchuru assembly constituency and Bapatla is its parliament constituency.

Population[edit]

The population is approximately 15,000, and Telugu is the main language spoken. Most residents work in agriculture, growing crops such as padi, millet, pulses, jowar, groundnuts, ragi, sugar cane, papaya, sapota, guava, mangoes, and limes. Other residents commonly work as priests, blacksmiths, weavers, potters, carpenters, barbers, oil pressers, water bearers, sweepers, leatherworkers or toddy-tappers.[1]

Facilities[edit]

There are nine primary schools in the village.[4] The secondary school, Zilla Parishad High School (ZPHS, dating from 1951), is a coeducational day school providing education from year 6 to 10.[5]

There is a branch of the State Bank of India in the village (IFSC code SBIN0004623)[6] and a branch of Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank (IFSC code APGB0005197).[7] Most villagers own mobile phones, and over eighty cable television channels are available.[1]

Tourism[edit]

Tourist attractions near Valaparla include:[1]

  • Kothapatnam Beach
  • Motupalle
  • Kashi Visweswara Swamy Shrine
  • Temple of Malayadri Laksminarasimhasamy
  • Bhairava Konda Temple
  • Chennakesava Swamy Temple

Family Name[edit]

'Valaparla' is also used as family name. There are bunch of people in Andhra Pradesh having 'Valaparla' as family name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Valaparla – Martur Mandal – Prakasam District – Andhra Pradesh". indianine.com. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ India. Office of the Registrar General. Census of India, 1961: Andra Pradesh. Manager of Publications. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Schools in Valaparla". Veethi. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Zilla Parishad High School (ZPHS), Valaparla in Prakasam District". Veethi. Retrieved 3 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "State Bank of India, Valaparla Branch, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh". bankifsccode.com. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "IFSC SWIFT Codes of Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank Valaparla Branch, Prakasam". ifscswiftcodes.com. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.