Pedana

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Pedana
Pedana is located in Andhra Pradesh
Pedana
Pedana
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°16′00″N 81°10′00″E / 16.2667°N 81.1667°E / 16.2667; 81.1667Coordinates: 16°16′00″N 81°10′00″E / 16.2667°N 81.1667°E / 16.2667; 81.1667
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictKrishna
MandalPedana
Government
 • ChairmanBandaru Ananda Prasad (YSR Congress Party)
Area
 • Total20.72 km2 (8.00 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)[3][4]
 • Total30,721
 • Density1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
521 366
Vehicle registrationAP 16

Pedana is a municipality and the headquarters of Pedana mandal under Machilipatnam revenue division of Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 8 km (5.0 mi) from the district headquarters, Machilipatnam.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

Pedana is located at 16°16′00″N 81°10′00″E / 16.2667°N 81.1667°E / 16.2667; 81.1667.[7] It has an average elevation of 0.5 metres (3 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[8] Pedana Municipality had a population of 30,835. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Pedana has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 54%. In Pedana, 12% of the population under 6 years of age. This municipality was constituted in 1985 with 17 revenue wards and 20 election wards. Now this municipality has 23 election wards.

Governance[edit]

Civic administration

Pedana municipality was formed in the year 1985. It is a III–Grade Municipality with 23 wards and spread over an area of 20.72 km2 (8.00 sq mi).[1]

Transport[edit]

The town is well connected to many towns and cities by means of rail and road transport. The town has a total road length of 76.12 km (47.30 mi).[9] NH 216 passes through the town which connects Digamarru and Ongole.[10] Pedana railway station is classified as a D–category stations in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[11]

Economy[edit]

The handloom weaving is one of the main occupations of the town. They also use Kalamkari technique, a type of block printing using natural dyes onto cotton and Silk Fabric/Saree.[12]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[13][14] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "YSR Congress Claims Three Civic Chief Posts in Krishna". The New Indian Express. Machilipatnam. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Statistical Abstract of Andhra Pradesh, 2015" (PDF). Directorate of Economics & Statistics. Government of Andhra Pradesh. p. 43. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 513, 530. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Administrative Setup". Krishna District Official Website. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  7. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pedana
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  9. ^ "Details of Roads in Each ULB of Andhra Pradesh". Commissioner and Directorate of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department - Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  10. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Vijayawada Division - A Profile" (PDF). South Central Railway. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  12. ^ Naga Sridhar, G (9 November 2015). "A port all at sea". The Hindu Business Line. G NAGA SRIDHAR. Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  13. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  14. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.