|District of Andhra Pradesh|
Location of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh
|• District collector||Praveen Kumar IAS|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Araku (Lok Sabha constituency), Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam (Lok Sabha constituency)|
|• Assembly seats||15|
|• Total||11,161 km2 (4,309 sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||1003|
|Vehicle registration||AP-31, AP-33|
|Website||[Visakhapatnam district website Official website]|
Visakhapatnam history goes back to the 6th century BCE. Its name can be found in Hindu and Buddhist texts that date back to ancient times. Vizag, as Visakhapatnam is often referred to, has been mentioned by Panini and Katyayana in their writings of the fourth century BC. The city was also a part of the Kalinga kingdom, which was later conquered by the emperor Ashoka. Visakha District is a large Buddhist remnants hub with many sites documented and undocumented from north to south border of the district along the coast line.
According to the 2011 census Visakhapatnam district has a population of 4,288,113 This gives it a ranking of 44th in India (out of a total of 640) and 4th in its state. The district has a population density of 384 inhabitants per square kilometre (990/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.89%. Visakhapatnam has a sex ratio of 1003 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 67.7%.
Visakhapatnam district has a population of 4,288,113 people of which 57.95% is urban as of 2011 census.
|Scheduled Caste Population||291,219 (7.6%)|
|Scheduled Tribe population||557,572 (14.55%)|
|Climate data for Visakhapatnam|
|Average high °C (°F)||28.9
|Average low °C (°F)||18.0
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||11.4
The Gross District Domestic Product (GDDP) of the district is ₹73,276 crore (US$11 billion) and it contributes 14% to the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP). For the FY 2013–14, the per capita income at current prices was ₹124,162 (US$1,900). The primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the district contribute ₹6,300 crore (US$980 million), ₹21,654 crore (US$3.4 billion) and ₹45,321 crore (US$7.1 billion) respectively. The major products contributing to the GVA of the district from agriculture and allied services are, sugarcane, paddy, betel leaves, mango, milk, meat and fisheries. The GVA to the industrial and service sector is contributed from manufacturing, construction, minor minerals, software services and unorganised trade.
The district has four revenue divisions, namely Anakapalli, Paderu, Narsipatnam and Visakhapatnam, each headed by a sub collector. These revenue divisions are divided into 43 mandals in the district. These district consists of 3265 villages and 15 towns including, 1 municipal corporation, 2 municipalities and 12 census towns. Visakhapatnam city is the only municipal corporation and the 3 municipalities in the district are Anakapalle, Bheemunipatnam and Narsipatnam. The 12 census towns are Bowluvada, Chodavaram, Chintapalle, Gudivada, Kantabamsuguda, Mulakuddu, Nakkapalle, Narsipatnam, Peda Boddepalle, Payakaraopeta, Upper Sileru Project Site Camp, Yelamanchili.
There are three parliamentary and 15 assembly constituencies in Visakhapatnam district. The parliamentary constituencies are Anakapalli, Visakhapatnam and Araku. The assembly constituencies are Anakapalle, Bhimli, Chodavaram, Yelamanchili, Madugula, Narsipatnam, Paderu, Pendurthi, Payakaraopet, Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam East, Visakhapatnam West, Visakhapatnam North, Visakhapatnam South and Gajuwaka.
The total of core road network of the district is 945.443 km (587.471 mi). It includes, 298.783 km (185.655 mi) of existing and a proposed length of 646.660 km (401.816 mi).
Every December, from the third Friday to Sunday, an exclusive three-day festival brings to life the arts, crafts, culture and cuisine of Visakhapatnam.
- Visakhapatnam is famous for its natural harbour, Ship building unit, Steel plant, Oil refineries, Dolphin's Nose Hills, and Ramakrishna beach. Rushikonda beach. It is industrial city in Andhra Pradesh.
- Bhimunipatnam is 40 km from Visakhapatnam and is famous for its natural sea port. Old Dutch Constructions and Buddhist Monastery Ruins.
- Simhachalam lies in the main city. It is famous for the Sri Varaha Narasimha Swami temple.
- Araku Valley is 112 km away from Visakhapatnam. It is famous for the scenic beauty it offers to the travellers by Train or Road. The area of the valley is roughly 36 km², and the altitude is between 600 and 900 meters above sea level. It is renowned for its association with the Tribal culture & customs.
- Thotlakonda lies to the north of Visakhapatnam which consists of a Buddhist Monastic Complex remnants and rock cut cisterns on the hilltop at Mangamaripeta.
- Bavikonda is another famous Hilltop Buddhist Monastic Complex remnant site near to Thotlakonda along the beach road to Bhimili from Vizag.
- Gudilova is famous for the temple of Lord shiva and Lord Ranganatha swamy located on a small hillock between two big hills in outskirts of Visakha city along the eastern Ghats, it is a natural picnic spot also. Located on the state highway of Pendurthi and 7 km from Anandapuram of Visakhapatnam
- The Borra Caves, also called Borra Guhalu (Telugu: బొర్రా గుహలు, in Telugu language ‘Borra’ means something that has bored into the ground and ‘guhalu’ means caves), are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku valley.
- The Kondakarla Ava, One of the largest freshwater lake in the country and cradled in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats, the lake Konda Karla-Ava is situated at 50 kilometres from Vizag on sankaram (Buddhist Place)- Etikoppaka (Craft Village)- Kondakarla Ava Circuit. Kondakarla Ava is the second largest fresh water lake in the state. It has been recognised as Eco-Tourism destination. Kondakarla Ava is home to an array of flora and fauna. As Soon as you enter Kondakarla Ava The scenic beauty takes you over. The tranquil waters of a lake surrounded by coconut trees on one side and green hills all around provide a great escape from the air and sound pollutions. It was a popular holiday resort of the Vizianagaram Maharajas and the British in the pre-independence era.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. They include, 162 government, 2,793 mandal and zilla parishads, 9 residential, 1225 private, 5 model, 34 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV), 147 municipal and 829 other types of schools. The total number of students enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools of the district are 609,587.
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