Nizampatnam

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Nizampatnam
నిజాంపట్నం
Petapoly, Peddapalli
Village
Nizampatnam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nizampatnam
Nizampatnam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°54′N 80°40′E / 15.900°N 80.667°E / 15.900; 80.667Coordinates: 15°54′N 80°40′E / 15.900°N 80.667°E / 15.900; 80.667
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 20,982
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522 314
Vehicle registration AP–07
Lok Sabha Bapatla
Vidhan Sabha Repalle

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.

Etymology[edit]

Natively known as Peddapalli,[2] it was also referred as Petapoly by the Dutch settlers[3] and by the British as Pettipolee or Pettipoly.[4]

History[edit]

It was ruled by Velanati Chodas in the 12-13th century AD. Later, it was under the kingdom of Golkonda.[5] 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Company established a factory here in 1621, which closed in 1687 when all factories subordinate to Fort St. George were withdrawn.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 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%.[1][6]

Politics[edit]

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.[7][8]

Economy[edit]

The main occupation of the people is agriculture, which includes cultivation of paddy.[9] 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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ William Foster (1906). The English Factories in India 1618-1669, Volume 1 (Volume 1 ed.). Clarendon Press. p. 41. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Myneni, Krishna Kumari, (2002). Sermons from stones : contribution of Andhras to art, culture, and thought (1. publ. ed.). Delhi, India: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan. p. 84. ISBN 8186050892. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Bowrey, Thomas (1895). Temple, Richard Carnac, ed. A Geographical Account of Countries Round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679. pp. 25–26. 
  5. ^ a b Samuel Jonathan, P (8 October 2015). "Nizampatnam backwaters beckon adventure geeks". The Hindu. Guntur. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "MLA's". AP State Portal. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "LokSabha". AP State Portal. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Helen causes extensive damage to crops". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2016.