Pedana

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Pedana
పెడన
Town
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
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Mandal Pedana
Government[1][2]
 • Type Chairman–ward members
 • Chairman Y.Seshagiri Rao (Telugu Desam Party)
Area[1]
 • Total 20.72 km2 (8.00 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 30,721
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 521366
Vehicle registration AP–16

Pedana is a town in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the headquarters of Pedana mandal under Machilipatnam revenue division. It is located at a distance of 8 km (5.0 mi) from the district headquarters, Machilipatnam.[4][5]

Geography[edit]

Pedana is located at 16°16′00″N 81°10′00″E / 16.2667°N 81.1667°E / 16.2667; 81.1667.[6] It has an average elevation of 0.5 metres (3 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[7] 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 transportation. NH 214A passes through the town which connects Digamarru and Ongole.[8] Pedana railway station is classified as a D–category stations in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[9]

Economy[edit]

The handloom weaving is one of the main occupation of the town. They also use Kalamkari technique, a type of painting natural dyes onto cotton by bamboo pen.[10]

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. ^ "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 513,530. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Administrative Setup". Krishna District Official Website. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pedana
  7. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  8. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Vijayawada Division - A Profile" (PDF). South Central Railway. Retrieved 19 January 2016. 
  10. ^ 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.