Kaikaluru

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Kaikaluru
కైకలూరు
Mandal
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Mandal map of Krishna district showing
Kaikaluru mandal (in blue)
Kaikaluru is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kaikaluru
Kaikaluru
Kaikaluru is located in India
Kaikaluru
Kaikaluru
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°33′03″N 81°12′00″E / 16.55089°N 81.2000°E / 16.55089; 81.2000Coordinates: 16°33′03″N 81°12′00″E / 16.55089°N 81.2000°E / 16.55089; 81.2000
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
District Kaikaluru
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 21,292
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521333
Telephone code +91–8677
Vehicle registration AP–16
Literacy 66.55%
Lok Sabha constituency Eluru
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kaikalur

Kaikaluru is a Mandal in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Kaikalur is home to Kolleru Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in India.Covering about 90100 hectares and providing tourist destination.

Geography[edit]

Kaikalur is located at 16°34′00″N 81°12′00″E / 16.5667°N 81.2000°E / 16.5667; 81.2000.[2] It has an average elevation of 18.sri syamalamba temple is one of the famous temple.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 21,292. The total population constitute, 10,692 males, 10,600 females and 2,097 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 78.46% with 15,060 literates, significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.[3]

Transport[edit]

A road in Kaikaluru

Kaikaluru railway station is classified as a D–category stations in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[4]

Tourist destinations[edit]

Kolleru Lake is the largest freshwater lake in India, located in Kaikalur. It is situated between Krishna and Godavari delta. The lake is fed directly by water from the seasonal Budameru and Tammileru streams. The lake is an important habitat for an estimated 20 million resident and migratory birds such as, grey or spot-billed pelican. It was designated as wetland of international importance in November 2002 under the international Ramsar Convention.

See also[edit]

Temples[edit]

  • Sri Syamalamba Temple
  • Sri Vasavi kanyakaparameswari Temple

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kaikalur
  3. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Vijayawada Division - A Profile" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 19 January 2016.