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Krishnapatnam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°16′59″N 80°07′01″E / 14.283°N 80.117°E / 14.283; 80.117Coordinates: 14°16′59″N 80°07′01″E / 14.283°N 80.117°E / 14.283; 80.117
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Andhra
District Nellore
Elevation[1] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,686
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Krishnapatnam or Kistnapatam is a port town in Muthukur mandal of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India.


As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 5,686. The total population constitute, 2,815 males, 2,871 females and 732 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 65.22% with 3,231 literates, significantly lower than the national average of 73.00%.[3]



Krishnapatnam Port is a major port situated at a distance of 24 km from Nellore city. Krishnapatnam is one of the very few ports in the world which can handle giant ships with load capacities of 1,50,000 tonnes. It has become one of the deepest port of India with 18 meters of draft.


Krishnapatnam Port is connected to the National Highway-5 through a state highway. The authorities have also constructed a dedicated 25 km road to NH-5 and a railway line connecting the Chennai-Howrah broad gauge line near Venkatachalam.



Vast hinterland covering Southern Andhra Pradesh, Districts of Rayalseema, North Tamil Nadu and Eastern Karnataka [4] Being on Eastern Coast, supports LOOK EAST Exim Trade Policy[5]

Power projects[edit]

A 4000 MW UMPP with investment of Rs17,500 Crores is being constructed. Besides this UMPP, APGENCO set up a 1600 MW power station named as Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station at Krishnapatnam.

Smart City[edit]

Nellore shall transform into a smart city with support from Confederation of Indian Industries CII as reported at The Hindu - CII to help Nellore become a smart city


  1. ^ "Elevation for Rajam". Veloroutes. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chapter–3 (Literates and Literacy rate)" (PDF). Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
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