Gudivada

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Gudivada
గుడివాడ
City
Gudivada location in India
Gudivada is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gudivada
Gudivada
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°26′N 80°59′E / 16.43°N 80.99°E / 16.43; 80.99Coordinates: 16°26′N 80°59′E / 16.43°N 80.99°E / 16.43; 80.99
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
District Gudivada
Area[1]
 • Total 12.67 km2 (4.89 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 118,167
 • Density 9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521301
Telephone code 91-08674
Vehicle registration AP-16

Gudivada is a city in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Gudivada mandal in Gudivada revenue division.[3][2] It is one of the cities in the state to be a part of Andhra Pradesh Capital Region.[4]

History[edit]

Excavations in the nineteenth century at the stupa mound in Gudivada revealed three reliquaries from the 1st Century AD made of steatite and rock crystal that are now kept in the British Museum.[5]
Holy relic sites map of Andhra Pradesh

The name Gudivada was derived from Gudi meaning Temple and Vada means Settlement or town in Telugu language. The presence of Habitation at this town may be dated back to 3rd Century BCE or 2nd Century BCE since the time of Sathavahanas as per some inscriptions.[6] Archaeological excavations[7] conducted at Gudivada yielded an ancient Buddhist Stupa Mound and Jain relics. Gudivada is religiously diversified small town with many Hindu Temples and important Jain Tirth[8] of Bhagawan Parshvanath located at market road.

Climate[edit]

Gudivada falls in the hot humid region of the country and it is less than 35 miles from Bay of Bengal. The climate of the town is very hot and it is pleasant during the winter. The hottest day falls in the month of May with shift to June during some years. The maximum temperature observed is 55 C and the minimum temperature observed is 09.80C.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census of India, Gudivada had a population of 118,167 with 30,834 households. The total population constitute 59,062 males, 59,105 females and 10,509 in the age group of 0–6 years. It had an average literacy rate of 81.64% with 87,887 literates.[2]

Governance[edit]

Civic administration

Gudivada municipality is the civic body of the city. It is a Special–Grade Municipality, which was constituted in the year 1937. It is spread over an area of 12.67 km2 (4.89 sq mi) and has 36 election wards.[1]

Transport[edit]

A WDP1 loco at Gudivada station

NH 214 passes through the town which connects KathipudiPamarru.[9] Gudivada is one of the fourteen B–category stations in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[10]

Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport. It is about 36 km from Gudivada.

Sports[edit]

NTR Stadium hosts major sports events in the city. The stadium was built by Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, Gudivada Municipality, and the Sports Authority of India. It is the multi-purpose sports stadium in the city used for several sports like, athletics, volleyball, cricket, kho kho, kabaddi, badminton, tennikoit and basketball.[11] On January 2016, the stadium was the host venue for National Rural Sports and Games under the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Krishna" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16–17,48. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 504,528–529. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Declaration of A.P. Capital Region" (PDF). Andhra Nation. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  5. ^ British Museum Collection
  6. ^ Spectrum, Digital (2008-06-05). "Gudivada: Gudivada History". Livegudivada.blogspot.in. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Archaeological Survey of India". Asihyd.ap.nic.in. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Shri Gudivada Tirth - Jain Temples in Rest of India". www.Jinalaya.com. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  9. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Divisional info" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "NTR Stadium all set to become more sporty". The Hindu. 
  12. ^ "National Rural Sports and Games off to a colourful start". The Hindu (Gudivada). 10 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.