Polavaram, West Godavari district

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Polavaram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Polavaram is located in India
Polavaram (India)
Coordinates: 17°14′52″N 81°38′36″E / 17.2479°N 81.6432°E / 17.2479; 81.6432Coordinates: 17°14′52″N 81°38′36″E / 17.2479°N 81.6432°E / 17.2479; 81.6432
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District West Godavari
 • Total 28.36 km2 (10.95 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 13,861
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 534315
Vehicle registration AP37
Lok Sabha constituency Eluru
Vidhan Sabha constituency Polavaram
Climate hot (Köppen)

Polavaram or Prolavaram is a village in West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Polavaram mandal of Jangareddygudem revenue division at about 35 km away from the banks of Godavari River.[1] The Papi Hills and Polavaram Project are the major landmarks near the village.


This area was under the rule of Musunuri Kings.[3] Musunuri Prolaya Bhupathi, who was the first hindu king to defeat delhi sultans established kingdom in Rekhapally after the death of Kakatiya King Prataparudra Deva in 1323 A. D. year. Musunuri Prolaya Bhupathi constructed several forts, towns and villages across his kingdom. Prolavaram is named after himself and he donated this village to brahmins. Prolavaram means prola - king, varam - gift. A gift is made by king Prola. An inscription dating 1330 A. D. Of Prolavaram explains this cause[4]. Rekhapally, the capital of Prolaya Bhupathi is located very near to the polavaram project.


Polavaram is located at 17°15′00″N 81°38′00″E / 17.2500°N 81.6333°E / 17.2500; 81.6333.[5] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (55 ft).


As of 2011 Census of India, Polavaram had a population of 13861. The total population constitute, 6830 males and 7031 females with a sex ratio of 1029 females per 1000 males. 1431 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, with sex ratio of 890 The average literacy rate stands at 76.40%.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - West Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 22,176. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Musunuri Nayaks, A forgotten chapter of Andhra history, mallampalli somasekhara sharma
  4. ^ Musunuri Nayaks, A forgotten chapter of Andhra history, mallampalli somasekhara sharma
  5. ^ Fallingrain genomics.Polavaram
  6. ^ "Polavaram Census 2011". Retrieved 23 May 2017. 

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