East Godavari district
or Toorpu Godavari Jilla
is a district in Coastal Andhra
region of Andhra Pradesh
. Its district headquarters is at Kakinada
. As of Census 2011, it became the most populous district of the state with a population of 5,151,549. Rajahmundry
are the two largest cities
in the Godavari districts in terms of population.
The district of Rajahmundry (present name Rajamahendravaram) was reorganized in 1859 into two districts of Godavari and Krishna. Godavari District
was further bifurcated into East and West Godavari districts in 1925. After Nov 1956's Andhra Pradesh was formed by combining parts of Naizam, Ceded and Circars, in 1959, the Bhadrachalam revenue division, consisting of Bhadrachalam
and Naguru Taluqs (2 Taluqas in 1959 but later subdivided into Wajedu, Venkatapruram, Charla, Dummugudem, Bhadrachalam, Nellipaka, Chinturu, Kunavaram, and Vara Rama Chandra Puram mandals) of East Godavari district were merged into the Khammam district
. After June 2014's reorganisation and division of Andhra Pradesh, the Mandals of Bhadrachalam (with the exception of Bhadrachalam Temple), Nellipaka, Chinturu, Kunavaram and Vara Rama Chandra Puram were re-added back to East Godavari District. Read more...