Palakollu

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Palakollu
పాలకొల్లు
Town
Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
Ksheerarama Temple view at Palakollu
Palakollu is located in Andhra Pradesh
Palakollu
Palakollu
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°32′00″N 81°44′00″E / 16.5333°N 81.7333°E / 16.5333; 81.7333Coordinates: 16°32′00″N 81°44′00″E / 16.5333°N 81.7333°E / 16.5333; 81.7333
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
Government
 • MLA (Palakol Assembly) Nimmala Rama Naidu (2014 - present)
 • MP (Narasapur Lok Sabha) Gokaraju Ganga Raju (2014 - present)
Area[1]
 • Total 4.80 km2 (1.85 sq mi)
Elevation 1.5 m (4.9 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 57,317
 • Density 12,000/km2 (31,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534260
Telephone code 08814
Vehicle registration AP37

Palakol or Palakollu is a town in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] The town is the headquarters of Palakollu mandal.[3]

History[edit]

Palakol or Palakollu was originally known as Kshiraramam or Kshirapuram or Palakolanu or Upamanyapuram. [4]

In 1613, the Dutch built their first Indian factory at Palakollu Temporarily abandoned in 1730. Trading post for textile, lamp oil, wood, roof tiles, and bricks.it was disestablised in 1825. it was part in Dutch Coromandel from 1613 to 1825 Palakollu is also known as Trilinga Desam, the region bounded by three lingas(Srisailam,Draksharamam and Kaleswaram)[5]

Transport[edit]

APSRTC operates buses from Palakollu to major cities like Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati etc. Three express trains service the town, which is on the Narsapur – Vijayawada railway route.[6] A bridge was built on Vasista Godavari near Chinchinada 7 km away from Palakollu connecting East Godavari & West Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh, which makes it a part of National Highway 214. Palakollu railway station is classified as a B–category station in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[7]

Culture[edit]

The town notable for many artists like chiranjeevi, Allu Ramalingiah,Allu Aravind, Allu Arjun,Kodi Ramakrishna, Dasari Narayana Rao, Chalam, Mandolin Srinivas, RaviRaja Pinisetty, Chintapalli Ramana, Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana, Ghazal Srinivas (recipient Guinness book of world), Beri Thimappa (Founder of Madras), Veera Pothana (Nandi awardee,cine & drama writer), R.NaniKrishna (Film Director and Producer), Chanti Addala(art director & producer),Relangi Narasimha Rao (director),Bunny vasu (producer)

Governance[edit]

Civic administration palakollu Municipality was established in the year 1928. It was A grade Municipality. palakollu assembly constituency is a legislative assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

Educational facilities[edit]

Colleges. Addepalli satyanarayanamurti Government Degree College. Bus stand on the side of {} Rao Government Degree College for Women .. yadlabajaru {at} Chambers and Commerce College. Pulapalle {path} Gautami junior containing the only College. Pulapalle {path} Rice Miller Junior College. {Path} virahanuman citrapradarsanasala Aditya Junior College. {Bypass Road} Unnatapathasalalu. Sri Venkata posts spin munssipal high school (1996) bradipeta 2nd Street Narayana e-techno school {near railway station} Macepalli Manikyam-kancarla Narasimham high school (1900) Gold Rao-macepalli one screen mukhyarahadari} {high school Subhash Chandra Bose Real Estate boars colony} {munssipal high school Sri Venkatewara Upper Primary School, founder Sri Goteti Jagannadha Rao Garu {Real Estate boars} At the high school biviarembalikala} {Annapurna diyetaru Biviarembalura high school (adavipalem, doddipatla the road and at the summer vijayacitra) srisaraswathi sisu mandir (near railway station) Rice Miller High School. Citrapradarsanasala} {virahanuman Aditya Public School. {Bypass Road} SunshineSchool (Bank Street) St.Mary's School, Yallavanigaruvu. Sri chitanya techno school (Bradipet 2nd street). Board schools.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 10. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 461. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Pañchārāmas in medieval Āndhradēśa (Google eBook)
  5. ^ Readings in Indian History. Selected And Edited by Sir William Wilson Hunter 1899 (Google eBook)
  6. ^ http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/maps/st-cent-rly.htm
  7. ^ "Divisional info" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 18 July 2015.