Pedavegi Village Board
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Pedavegi is a village in West Godavari district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, 10 km north of Eluru. It is administered under Eluru revenue division. Pedavegi also serves as the mandal headquarters of Pedavegi mandal.
It was formerly known as Vengipuram.
Eastern Chalukyas, or Chalukyas of Vengi was a South Indian dynasty whose kingdom was located in present day Andhra Pradesh. Their capital was Vengi and their dynasty lasted for around 500 years, from the 7th century until c. 1130 C.E. when the Vengi kingdom merged with the Chola empire. The Vengi kingdom continued to be ruled by Eastern Chalukyan kings under the protection of the Chola empire until 1189 C.E., when the kingdom succumbed to the Hoysalas and the Yadavas. Their capital was originally at present day Vengi (Pedavegi) of the West Godavari district but was later changed to Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry).
National Palm Oil Research Centre is located in Pedavegi.
As of 2011[update] Census of India, Pedavegi had a population of 11846. The total population consists of 6033 males and 5813 females with a sex ratio of 964 females per 1000 males. There are 1243 children in the age group of 0–6 years old. The average literacy rate stands at 71.18%.
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- "West Godavari district, irrigated by two mighty rivers, is on the road to agricultural prosperity thanks to various schemes". Retrieved 15 May 2017.
- "National Heritage Status". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
- "Pedavegi". Retrieved 23 May 2017.
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