Gollaprolu

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Gollaprolu
గొల్లప్రోలు
Town
Fields between Pithapuram and Gollaprolu
Fields between Pithapuram and Gollaprolu
Gollaprolu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gollaprolu
Gollaprolu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°10′02″N 82°17′05″E / 17.1672°N 82.2847°E / 17.1672; 82.2847Coordinates: 17°10′02″N 82°17′05″E / 17.1672°N 82.2847°E / 17.1672; 82.2847
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari
Talukas Gollaprolu
Government
 • Body Gollaprolu municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 50.10 km2 (19.34 sq mi)
Population (2015)[2]
 • Total 43,882
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533445
Telephone code +91–8869
Vehicle registration AP 05
Website gollaprolu.cdma.ap.gov.in

Gollaprolu is a town in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Municipality in Gollaprolu mandal of Kakinada revenue division.[2] The town also forms a part of Godavari Urban Development Authority.[3]

Geography[edit]

The region is cyclone-prone with agricultural dependant.[4] The villagers are known for growing one of the most sought after varieties of hot pepper and is famous for the production of onions, ground nuts, cotton and rice.[5]

Governance[edit]

The town was upgraded from nagar panchayat to Municipality on 23 June 2015.[6]

Education[edit]

The village school

The village school was founded in 1954, built on land donated by philanthropist Mrs. Subhadra Gavarasana and is named "Dr. Malireddi Venkataraju Memorial Prathamika Paathasaala," in memory of her father.[5] It provides Telugu-medium coeducational education for about 400 students with ages 6 to 10.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - East Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,324. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Constitution of Godavari Urban Development Authority with headquarters at Godavari" (PDF). Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 9 November 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Dr. MVR Prathamika Patasala, Gollaprolu". Asha for Education. 2004. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  5. ^ a b Radhika Malpani. "School In Gollaprolu". ILP Projects. Archived from the original on 2005-03-25. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  6. ^ "Kodad upgraded to municipality". The Hindu. Hyderabad. 24 June 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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