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|Elevation||126 m (413 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The city is named after the famous poet Baddena, who wrote Sumathi Sathakam. It was initially named 'Baddenavolu', later changing to 'Badvolu' and then finally to 'Badvel'. The city has become the center to more than 127 villages. Badvel is the only well developed city with good educational institutes. Due to the prescience of ex-(Member of the Legislative Assembly)) Sri Narayana Reddy and ex-Minister Sri Bijivemula Veera Reddy, the city has a polytechnic, a degree college conferring B.Eds..
Freedom fighter Vaddamani Chidanandam won as an independent from the Badvel segment in 1952 and 1962. He constructed the Sagileru Dam (now known as the Chidanandam lower Sagileru Dam) and the Badvel Cheruvu for irrigation.
Dr. Vaddamani Shiva Rama Krishna Rao, son of Freedom Fighter Sri Vaddamani Chidanandham, followed in the footsteps of his father and was elected to the Andhra Pradesh state assembly twice (1978 & 1989). He has a large following in the Porumamilla area, where he played an important role in the development in roads and other amenities.
In this town, one heritage building is there. It was located in Main Bazar. This was constructed in 1890. Near to Gandhi Bomma center, you will get variety of snacks.
Shekar,Noushad and KGN are the only movie theatres in Badvel.
Badvel is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Currently it is reserved for SC's.
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- "DELIMITATION OF PARLIAMENTARY AND ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES ORDER, 2008" (pdf). Election Commission of India. p. 22. Retrieved 11 October 2014.