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Nizampatnam is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Nizampatnam mandal in Tenali revenue division. The Dutch occupied the city for trading from 1606−1668.
It was ruled by Velanati Chodas in the 12-13th century AD. Later, it was under the kingdom of Golkonda. The British East India Company established a factory here in 1621, which closed in 1687 when all factories subordinate to Fort St. George were withdrawn.
As of 2011[update] Census of India, Nizampatnam had a population of 20,982. The total population constitute, 10,623 males and 10,359 females —a sex ratio of 975 females per 1000 males. 2,105 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 1,073 are boys and 1,032 are girls —a ratio of 962 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 68.78% with 12,984 literates, slighly higher than the state average of 67.41%.
Nizampatnam falls in the Bapatla lok sabha constituency and Repalle assembly constituency. Anagani Satya Prasad of TDP is the present MLA of Repalle assembly constituency and Malyadri Sriram is the present MP of Bapatla lok sabha constituency.
The main occupation of the people is agriculture, which includes cultivation of paddy. Fishing is also a predominant occupation due to its location on the seacoast and the presence of fishing harbor. The tourism also plays an important part in the economy of the village. The mangrove forests and the Nizampatnam backwaters.
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