Tekkali

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Tekkali
టెక్కలి
Census Town
Tekkali is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tekkali
Tekkali
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°37′00″N 84°14′00″E / 18.6167°N 84.2333°E / 18.6167; 84.2333Coordinates: 18°37′00″N 84°14′00″E / 18.6167°N 84.2333°E / 18.6167; 84.2333
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Area[1]
 • Total 13.58 km2 (5.24 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,631
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532201
Telephone code 91–8945

Tekkali is a census town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Tekkali mandal in Tekkali revenue division.[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

The town derives its name from Telugu word for the medicinal tree Latin: botanical name is Clerodendrum phlomides Linn, of the family Verbenacae, called 'Tekkali' chettu in Telugu. The Tekkali chettu (tree) is known by various alternate names too in various regions of Telugu lands, some of which are: Nelli నెల్లి (from which
(a) Nellore City in Nellore district, southern coastal Andhra Pradesh, and
(b)Nellimarla Town in Vizianagaram district, northern coastal Andhra Pradesh are said to derive their names), and
Tauki is another to name of the same tree, to name a few.[3]

Geography[edit]

Tekkali is located at 18°37′00″N 83°14′00″E / 18.6167°N 83.2333°E / 18.6167; 83.2333.[4] It has an average elevation of 27 meters (91 feet).

Transport[edit]

The nearest airport is the Visakhapatnam_Airport, which is at a distance of 150 km. NH-5(chennai-kolkata) passes through the town. It is well connected with the nearest towns of Nandigam, Palasa, Meliaputti, Chapara, Sompeta, Mandasa, Kaviti, Itchapuram, Narasannapeta, Pathapatnam, Paralakhemundi and the district capital Srikakulam. Tekkali is 50 km distance from Srikakulam.

There is a Railway station in Tekkali. Another nearby railway station is at Naupada Jn.(NWP), on the Visakhapatnam to Howrah track. Naupada Jn. is 4 km from Tekkali and has frequent transport facility.

Demography[edit]

According to The Imperial Gazetteer of India[5] Tekkali in 1901 was a Zamindari tahsil in Ganjam district of Madras province. It lies on the coast of Bay of Bengal with an area of 275 square miles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Srikakulam" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 26–28, 54. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Srikakulam district mandals" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. pp. 189, 214–15. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Plant Details". 
  4. ^ "redirect to /world/IN/02/Tekkali.html". 
  5. ^ "Imperial Gazetteer2 of India, Volume 23, page 275 -- Imperial Gazetteer of India -- Digital South Asia Library".