Kalingapatnam

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Kalingapatnam
Village
Salihundam Buddhist site near Kalingapatnam
Salihundam Buddhist site near Kalingapatnam
Kalingapatnam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kalingapatnam
Kalingapatnam
Kalingapatnam is located in India
Kalingapatnam
Kalingapatnam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°20′00″N 84°07′00″E / 18.33333°N 84.11667°E / 18.33333; 84.11667Coordinates: 18°20′00″N 84°07′00″E / 18.33333°N 84.11667°E / 18.33333; 84.11667
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Srikakulam
Mandal Gara
Area[1]
 • Total 6.51 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 6,459
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532406
Telephone code 08942
Vehicle registration AP

Kalingapatnam is a village in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Gara mandal of Srikakulam revenue division.[1] It has one of the major beach sand deposits of the state.[3]

History[edit]

Kalingapatnam was one of the ancient Andhra's harbour towns. Perfumes, textiles and so on were exported to other countries from the port. Kalingapatnam port was closed during British rule of India, but the light house constructed by the British at Kalingapatnam port.

Tourism[edit]

Kalingapatnam Beach is the place where river Vamsadhara empties into Bay of Bengal. Buddhist stupas were excavated by the Archaeological department at Salihundam, Ramateertham etc.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 27,398. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ al.], editors, A. Sinha, Satyendra K. Singh ; [organised by ISM Alumni Association ... [et (2005). First Indian Mineral Congress & Technological Exhibition, 28th February and 1st March, 2005, ISM, Dhanbad : showcasing the mineral industry in the 21st century. New Delhi: Allied Publishers. ISBN 8177647911. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Murthy, K. Krishna (1987). Glimpses of art, architecture, and Buddhist literature in ancient India (1. publ. ed.). New Delhi: Abhinav Publications. pp. 51–52. ISBN 978-81-7017-226-0. Retrieved 1 November 2015.