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Amadalavalasa
Town
Megalithic Dolmen (said to be world's large single capstone as a dolmen with 36 ft in length and 14 ft in width and 2 ft thickness) of early Iron Age at Dannanapeta near Amadalavalsa
Megalithic Dolmen (said to be world's large single capstone as a dolmen with 36 ft in length and 14 ft in width and 2 ft thickness) of early Iron Age at Dannanapeta near Amadalavalsa
Amadalavalasa is located in Andhra Pradesh
Amadalavalasa
Amadalavalasa
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°25′00″N 83°54′00″E / 18.4167°N 83.9000°E / 18.4167; 83.9000Coordinates: 18°25′00″N 83°54′00″E / 18.4167°N 83.9000°E / 18.4167; 83.9000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Founded by Budumuru Navajeevan kumar
Area[1]
 • Total 19.65 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 39,799
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532185
Telephone code 08942
Website Amudalavalasa Municipality

Amadalavalasa is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Amadalavalasa mandal.[3] The town is spread over an area of 19.65 km2 (7.59 sq mi), which is under the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority.[1][4]

Geography[edit]

Amadalavalasa is located at 18°25′00″N 83°54′00″E / 18.4167°N 83.9000°E / 18.4167; 83.9000.[5] It has an average elevation of 29 metres (98 feet).

Danthapuri remnants

History[edit]

Amadalavalasa means 'the town of castor oil'. During the times of Ashoka, this place was called Herandapalli. Heranda in Sanskrit means castor oil. Ironically, there are no castor oil plants being grown or castor oil being produced in this place.

Iron Age habitation

Evidence of early historic man and his activities have been recently discovered on the hills of Sangamayya Konda,[6] in Amudalavalasa mandal.

Buddhism and Jainism

Prehistoric Rock shelters at Chittivalasa village near Amudalavalasa

Sangamayya Konda

Sangamayya Konda is 3 km from Amudalavalasa. It was a Buddhist site and is known for the Jain vestiges and Buddhist monasteries excavated recently. A freelance archaeologist[7] conducted recent explorations on the hills of Sangamayya Konda and found several pre-historic Dolmen, Menhir, Cave, Caverns and Cisterns.

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota)

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota) is one of the historical places near Amadalavalasa. This village is between Amudalavalasa and Hiramandalam. Ancient Buddha stupas are present in this place.

Government and politics[edit]

Amadalavalasa is 3rd municipality in Srikakulam district. There 23 wards as on 2005 elections. Population is 37,852. Notified slum areas are 31.[4]

The famous veteran parliamentarian Boddepalli Raja Gopal Rao and MLA Boddepalli Satyavathi is also from this constituency

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[8] Amadalavalasa had a population of 37,852. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

Features[edit]

There is a large-scale sugar factory in Amadalavalasa, presently not working. Other industries like jute, oil etc. are located at that town. There is head post office at Amadalavalasa.

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[9][10] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 24 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Srikakulam district mandals" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. pp. 198, 218. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "redirect to /world/IN/02/Amudalavalasa.html". 
  6. ^ "Remnants of Jain monuments found". The Hindu. 
  7. ^ Special Correspondent. "Iron Age habitation found in Srikakulam". The Hindu. 
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  9. ^ "School Eduvation Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  10. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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