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
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Kalingapatnam is located in India
Kalingapatnam
Kalingapatnam
Kalingapatnam (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
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
RegionSrikakulam
MandalGara
Area[1]
 • Total6.51 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total6,459
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN532406
Telephone code08942
Vehicle registrationAP

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 ancient Kalinga'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. However, the light house constructed by the British at Kalingapatnam port remains.

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]

A new Shiva temple is being built near the Kalingapatnam Beach towards Machilesam, by K.J.Rao & Co.

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.