|• Body||Kavali Municipality|
|• Total||61.09 km2 (23.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||20 m (70 ft)|
|• Rank||296th (India)|
29th (Andhra Pradesh)
|• Density||1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Kavali is a town in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh of India. It is one of the major towns in Andhra Pradesh, and the second largest town in the district. It is the second most populous city located at Nellore district.
Kavali is also known as Kanakapatnam, meaning wealth will flow into this place.' This was coined by Potuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami. In the local language it means patrol. This name arises from the fact that in 1515, the Udayagiri king Harihara Rayulu stationed his army at this town.
Kavali is located at  It has an average elevation of 17 metres (56 ft). Kavali is the second biggest city in Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Kavali is 8 km from the Bay of Bengal.Government is planning to have a separate district by pulling few mandals from Prakasam and few from Nellore Districts. This is the long lasting proposal and will be closed very shortly. Kavali is a smaller town and can be the best fit for people that want to live away from busy citi life syle and traffic and instead live in a pleasant environment..
As of 2011[update] Census of India, the city had a population of 1,50,333. The total population is 75,206 males, 75,127 females and children(in the age group of 0–6 years). The average literacy rate stands at 81.09% with 60,497 literates significantly higher than the national average of 73.00%.
Kavali is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Kavali parliamentary constituency came into existence in 1962 and was lost in 1977. Now it is a part of the Nellore parliament constituency. The reference is Kavali (Assembly constituency)
National Highway 16, a part of Golden Quadrilateral highway network, bypasses the city. Kavali railway station is located on Howrah-Chennai main line. It is classified as a B–category station in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone. NH 5 passes through the city. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Kavali bus station. nearest sea port is Ramayapatnam port.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu. Visvodaya a group of institutions, Visvodaya Boys High school, Visvodaya Girls High school and Visvodaya preparatory school and Bezawada Gopal Reddy School of Fine Arts were established in 100 acres of land by Mr.Doddla Ramachandra Reddy - Recotor of institutions. Many eminent scholars like Peddada Rama Swamy, S V Bhujangaraya Sarma, Janamdhi Hanumanth Sastri, Kowta Rammohan Sastri, Vempati Chinna Satyam to name few were worked in these institutions in various capacities. Some of the good schools include St Anns English medium high school, which is spread across multiple acres and provides quality education for the patrons.
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