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Vizianagaram is the main city of the Vizianagaram District
Vizianagaram district
Vizianagaram district , also known as Vijayanagaram district is one of the northern coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Vizianagaram town is the district headquarters...

 of north-eastern Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh , is one of the 28 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of India. It is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Its capital and largest city by population is Hyderabad.The total GDP of Andhra Pradesh is $100 billion and is ranked third...

 in southern India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. Vizianagaram district was formed on 1 June 1979, with some parts carved from the neighbouring districts of Srikakulam
Srikakulam
Srikakulam is a town, municipality and headquarters of Srikakulam district in the north-eastern Andhra Pradesh, India. It is part of Srikakulam Assembly constituency and Srikakulam Parliament Constituency. Srikakulam was formerly called as Gulshanabad during Muslim rule and was headquarter of...

 and Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam is a major sea port on the south east coast of India. With a population of approximately 1.7 million, it is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India after Kolkata and Chennai. According to the history, the city was...

. It is, at present, the largest municipality of Andhra Pradesh, in terms of population. It is located about 18 km inland from the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
The Bay of Bengal , the largest bay in the world, forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It resembles a triangle in shape, and is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the...

, and 52 km northeast of Visakhapatnam. While the literal meaning of Vizianagaram is the city of victory, it is also sometimes referred to as the city of education. It is an important business and educational center for north coastal Andhra and the adjoining state of Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

.

History



This area was ruled by different Hindu emperors of Kalinga (ancient Orissa) upto the mediaeval period. After the fall of the centralized Gajapati
Gajapati Kingdom
The Gajapatis were a medieval Hindu dynasty that ruled over Kalinga , large parts of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, and the eastern and central parts of Madhya Pradesh and the southern parts of Bihar from 1434-1541. Gajapati dynasty was established by Kapilendra Deva in 1434...

 empire of Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

, the region was governed by the Golkonda
Golkonda
Golkonda or Golla konda a ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda , is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad.The most important builder of Golkonda was a Hindu Kakatiya King...

 rulers. The ancestors of the Maharajas of Vizianagaram belong to the tribal belt of Orissa.

Rulers of this princely state belong to the Pusapati
Pusapati
Pusapati or Poosapati was the ruling clan of the Kalinga Vizianagaram . They were Kshatriyas of the Suryavanshi sect.-History:...

 family. The village Pooshpadu in Nandigama Taluq was built by Amala Raju
Rajus
The Raju are a Telugu caste inhabiting Andhra Pradesh, India.-Etymology:Raju is a Telugu variation of the Sanskrit word Raj and Raja meaning king, prince or lord...

. The village later came to be known as Pusapadu. Therefore, the Kshatriya
Kshatriya
*For the Bollywood film of the same name see Kshatriya Kshatriya or Kashtriya, meaning warrior, is one of the four varnas in Hinduism...

s living there came to be known as Pusapatis.

Geography


Vizianagaram is located at 18.12°N 83.42°E. It has an average elevation of 74 metres (242 feet).

Demographics


India census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

,
  • Vizianagaram had a population of 195,801
  • Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%
  • Vizianagaram has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:
    • male literacy is 75%
    • female literacy is 62%
  • In Vizianagaram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age

Vizianagaram mandal had a population of 242,348 in 2001
  • Males constitute 1,20,560
  • Females constitute 1,21,788 of the population
  • The average literacy rate of Vizianagaram mandal is 71% above the national average of 59.5%
    • The male literacy rate is 80%
    • The female literacy rate is 63%
  • There are 23 revenue villages and 21 panchayats in Vizianagaram mandal


It is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Andhra Pradesh. Its proximity to Vizag city (about 40 km) has caused a large influx of the working class in recent years.

Economy


Vizianagaram is one of the principal towns in north coastal Andhra, otherwise known as Uttarandhra. There are a number of industries around the city. The country's largest ferro-manganese plant is situated in Garividi in the outskirts of the city. There are various jute mills here; for example, the Hooghly Jute Mills.

Vizianagaram is a favorite destination for the textile wholesale market. It is the preferred destination for marriage-related shopping for most people living not only in the district, but also from the neighbouring districts, and for Telugus living in Orissa and West Bengal. The Balaji Wholesale Textile Market has over 250 hundred shops dealing in sarees and other dress material.

A shopping mall and multiplex is under construction at the Balaji complex site opposite the RTC complex, and also beside the railway station.
The development in the city has speeded up in recent years thanks to the astronomic growth of Vizag city, which is about 52 km away. There have been a number of layouts planned by VUDA (Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority) on the way to Vizag. The growth of Vizag indeed has a direct impact on the growth of Vizianagaram. Vizianagaram is also expected to merge into the Vizag metropolitan area soon. According to the VUDA master plan, a metropolitan area called Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR) of over 1700 km2, consisting of Vizag, Gajuwaka, Bheemunipatnam, Anakapalle and Vizianagaram, will be formed by 2021. A lot of zonal development schemes have been sanctioned, which include several plans in Vizianagaram.

Assembly constituency


Vizianagaram is the main city of the Vizianagaram District
Vizianagaram district
Vizianagaram district , also known as Vijayanagaram district is one of the northern coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Vizianagaram town is the district headquarters...

 of north-eastern Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh , is one of the 28 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of India. It is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Its capital and largest city by population is Hyderabad.The total GDP of Andhra Pradesh is $100 billion and is ranked third...

 in southern India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. Vizianagaram district was formed on 1 June 1979, with some parts carved from the neighbouring districts of Srikakulam
Srikakulam
Srikakulam is a town, municipality and headquarters of Srikakulam district in the north-eastern Andhra Pradesh, India. It is part of Srikakulam Assembly constituency and Srikakulam Parliament Constituency. Srikakulam was formerly called as Gulshanabad during Muslim rule and was headquarter of...

 and Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam is a major sea port on the south east coast of India. With a population of approximately 1.7 million, it is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India after Kolkata and Chennai. According to the history, the city was...

. It is, at present, the largest municipality of Andhra Pradesh, in terms of population. It is located about 18 km inland from the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
The Bay of Bengal , the largest bay in the world, forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It resembles a triangle in shape, and is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the...

, and 52 km northeast of Visakhapatnam. While the literal meaning of Vizianagaram is the city of victory, it is also sometimes referred to as the city of education. It is an important business and educational center for north coastal Andhra and the adjoining state of Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

.

History



This area was ruled by different Hindu emperors of Kalinga (ancient Orissa) upto the mediaeval period. After the fall of the centralized Gajapati
Gajapati Kingdom
The Gajapatis were a medieval Hindu dynasty that ruled over Kalinga , large parts of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, and the eastern and central parts of Madhya Pradesh and the southern parts of Bihar from 1434-1541. Gajapati dynasty was established by Kapilendra Deva in 1434...

 empire of Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

, the region was governed by the Golkonda
Golkonda
Golkonda or Golla konda a ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda , is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad.The most important builder of Golkonda was a Hindu Kakatiya King...

 rulers. The ancestors of the Maharajas of Vizianagaram belong to the tribal belt of Orissa.

Rulers of this princely state belong to the Pusapati
Pusapati
Pusapati or Poosapati was the ruling clan of the Kalinga Vizianagaram . They were Kshatriyas of the Suryavanshi sect.-History:...

 family. The village Pooshpadu in Nandigama Taluq was built by Amala Raju
Rajus
The Raju are a Telugu caste inhabiting Andhra Pradesh, India.-Etymology:Raju is a Telugu variation of the Sanskrit word Raj and Raja meaning king, prince or lord...

. The village later came to be known as Pusapadu. Therefore, the Kshatriya
Kshatriya
*For the Bollywood film of the same name see Kshatriya Kshatriya or Kashtriya, meaning warrior, is one of the four varnas in Hinduism...

s living there came to be known as Pusapatis.

Geography


Vizianagaram is located at 18.12°N 83.42°E. It has an average elevation of 74 metres (242 feet).

Demographics


India census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

,
  • Vizianagaram had a population of 195,801
  • Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%
  • Vizianagaram has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:
    • male literacy is 75%
    • female literacy is 62%
  • In Vizianagaram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age

Vizianagaram mandal had a population of 242,348 in 2001
  • Males constitute 1,20,560
  • Females constitute 1,21,788 of the population
  • The average literacy rate of Vizianagaram mandal is 71% above the national average of 59.5%
    • The male literacy rate is 80%
    • The female literacy rate is 63%
  • There are 23 revenue villages and 21 panchayats in Vizianagaram mandal


It is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Andhra Pradesh. Its proximity to Vizag city (about 40 km) has caused a large influx of the working class in recent years.

Economy


Vizianagaram is one of the principal towns in north coastal Andhra, otherwise known as Uttarandhra. There are a number of industries around the city. The country's largest ferro-manganese plant is situated in Garividi in the outskirts of the city. There are various jute mills here; for example, the Hooghly Jute Mills.

Vizianagaram is a favorite destination for the textile wholesale market. It is the preferred destination for marriage-related shopping for most people living not only in the district, but also from the neighbouring districts, and for Telugus living in Orissa and West Bengal. The Balaji Wholesale Textile Market has over 250 hundred shops dealing in sarees and other dress material.

A shopping mall and multiplex is under construction at the Balaji complex site opposite the RTC complex, and also beside the railway station.
The development in the city has speeded up in recent years thanks to the astronomic growth of Vizag city, which is about 52 km away. There have been a number of layouts planned by VUDA (Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority) on the way to Vizag. The growth of Vizag indeed has a direct impact on the growth of Vizianagaram. Vizianagaram is also expected to merge into the Vizag metropolitan area soon. According to the VUDA master plan, a metropolitan area called Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR) of over 1700 km2, consisting of Vizag, Gajuwaka, Bheemunipatnam, Anakapalle and Vizianagaram, will be formed by 2021. A lot of zonal development schemes have been sanctioned, which include several plans in Vizianagaram.

Assembly constituency


Vizianagaram is the main city of the Vizianagaram District
Vizianagaram district
Vizianagaram district , also known as Vijayanagaram district is one of the northern coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, India. Vizianagaram town is the district headquarters...

 of north-eastern Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh , is one of the 28 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of India. It is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Its capital and largest city by population is Hyderabad.The total GDP of Andhra Pradesh is $100 billion and is ranked third...

 in southern India
India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...

. Vizianagaram district was formed on 1 June 1979, with some parts carved from the neighbouring districts of Srikakulam
Srikakulam
Srikakulam is a town, municipality and headquarters of Srikakulam district in the north-eastern Andhra Pradesh, India. It is part of Srikakulam Assembly constituency and Srikakulam Parliament Constituency. Srikakulam was formerly called as Gulshanabad during Muslim rule and was headquarter of...

 and Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam is a major sea port on the south east coast of India. With a population of approximately 1.7 million, it is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India after Kolkata and Chennai. According to the history, the city was...

. It is, at present, the largest municipality of Andhra Pradesh, in terms of population. It is located about 18 km inland from the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
The Bay of Bengal , the largest bay in the world, forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. It resembles a triangle in shape, and is bordered mostly by the Eastern Coast of India, southern coast of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the west and Burma and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to the...

, and 52 km northeast of Visakhapatnam. While the literal meaning of Vizianagaram is the city of victory, it is also sometimes referred to as the city of education. It is an important business and educational center for north coastal Andhra and the adjoining state of Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

.

History



This area was ruled by different Hindu emperors of Kalinga (ancient Orissa) upto the mediaeval period. After the fall of the centralized Gajapati
Gajapati Kingdom
The Gajapatis were a medieval Hindu dynasty that ruled over Kalinga , large parts of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, and the eastern and central parts of Madhya Pradesh and the southern parts of Bihar from 1434-1541. Gajapati dynasty was established by Kapilendra Deva in 1434...

 empire of Orissa
Orissa
Orissa , officially Odisha since Nov 2011, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient nation of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Maurya Emperor Ashoka in 261 BC. The modern state of Orissa was established on 1 April...

, the region was governed by the Golkonda
Golkonda
Golkonda or Golla konda a ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda , is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad.The most important builder of Golkonda was a Hindu Kakatiya King...

 rulers. The ancestors of the Maharajas of Vizianagaram belong to the tribal belt of Orissa.

Rulers of this princely state belong to the Pusapati
Pusapati
Pusapati or Poosapati was the ruling clan of the Kalinga Vizianagaram . They were Kshatriyas of the Suryavanshi sect.-History:...

 family. The village Pooshpadu in Nandigama Taluq was built by Amala Raju
Rajus
The Raju are a Telugu caste inhabiting Andhra Pradesh, India.-Etymology:Raju is a Telugu variation of the Sanskrit word Raj and Raja meaning king, prince or lord...

. The village later came to be known as Pusapadu. Therefore, the Kshatriya
Kshatriya
*For the Bollywood film of the same name see Kshatriya Kshatriya or Kashtriya, meaning warrior, is one of the four varnas in Hinduism...

s living there came to be known as Pusapatis.

Geography


Vizianagaram is located at 18.12°N 83.42°E. It has an average elevation of 74 metres (242 feet).

Demographics


India census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

,
  • Vizianagaram had a population of 195,801
  • Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%
  • Vizianagaram has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:
    • male literacy is 75%
    • female literacy is 62%
  • In Vizianagaram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age

Vizianagaram mandal had a population of 242,348 in 2001
  • Males constitute 1,20,560
  • Females constitute 1,21,788 of the population
  • The average literacy rate of Vizianagaram mandal is 71% above the national average of 59.5%
    • The male literacy rate is 80%
    • The female literacy rate is 63%
  • There are 23 revenue villages and 21 panchayats in Vizianagaram mandal


It is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Andhra Pradesh. Its proximity to Vizag city (about 40 km) has caused a large influx of the working class in recent years.

Economy


Vizianagaram is one of the principal towns in north coastal Andhra, otherwise known as Uttarandhra. There are a number of industries around the city. The country's largest ferro-manganese plant is situated in Garividi in the outskirts of the city. There are various jute mills here; for example, the Hooghly Jute Mills.

Vizianagaram is a favorite destination for the textile wholesale market. It is the preferred destination for marriage-related shopping for most people living not only in the district, but also from the neighbouring districts, and for Telugus living in Orissa and West Bengal. The Balaji Wholesale Textile Market has over 250 hundred shops dealing in sarees and other dress material.

A shopping mall and multiplex is under construction at the Balaji complex site opposite the RTC complex, and also beside the railway station.
The development in the city has speeded up in recent years thanks to the astronomic growth of Vizag city, which is about 52 km away. There have been a number of layouts planned by VUDA (Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority) on the way to Vizag. The growth of Vizag indeed has a direct impact on the growth of Vizianagaram. Vizianagaram is also expected to merge into the Vizag metropolitan area soon. According to the VUDA master plan, a metropolitan area called Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region (VMR) of over 1700 km2, consisting of Vizag, Gajuwaka, Bheemunipatnam, Anakapalle and Vizianagaram, will be formed by 2021. A lot of zonal development schemes have been sanctioned, which include several plans in Vizianagaram.

Assembly constituency



List of Members of Legislative Assembly:
  • 1952 - Gantlana Suryanarayana
  • 1952 and 1955 - Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapati Raju
  • 1962 - Bhattam Srirama Murthy
    Bhattam Srirama Murthy
    Bhattam Srirama Murthy B.A., L.L.B. is a Member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Indian Parliament.He is son of Shri Sannayya and born at Dharmavaram village in Vizianagaram district on 12 May 1926. He married Smt. Bhattam Satyavathi; They have 1 son and 2 daughters.He was member of All...

  • 1967 - V. Rama Rao
  • 1972 - Appasani Appanna Dora
  • 1978, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, and 1999 - Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju
  • 2004 - Kolagatla Veera Bhadra Swamy (stood as an independent and won. After the elections, he moved to the Congress party)
  • 2009 - Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju

Sri Pydithalli Ammavaru Temple



The origin of the Sri Pydithalli Ammavaru temple is associated with the royal family of Vizianagaram. According to local folklore, the goddess (Grama Devata) of the temple is a sister of the Maharaja of Vizianagaram. Sirimanu Panduga Sirimanuis
Sirimanothsavam
SIRIMANU UTHSAVAM, is a festival organized to propitiate Goddess Paidithallamma of Vizianagram Town.Siri means lean and small and manu means stump or stick...

 is an important event that is celebrated here in the month of October. The story starts in 1750, when French leader Bussy was staying with his battalion near Hyderabad. In addition to financial problems, many of his soldiers were dying due to a disease (Masuchi). Vijya Rama Raju of Vizianagaram helped him overcome the financial crisis and rebuild his battalion. In 1756, Bussy visited Rajamundry, where Vijaya Rama Raju gave him a warm welcome. The Bobbili Rajas and the Vizianagaram Maharajas were in constant conflict regarding control over the region. Using his good relations with the French, Vijaya Rama Raju set out to gain supremacy over the Northern Circars, leading to the Bobbili battle on January 23, 1757. During the battle, the entire Bobbili fort was destroyed, and many Bobbili soldiers died in the battle.

The wife of Vijaya Rama Raju, as well as his sister Sri Pydimamba, unsuccessfully tried to stop the battle. Sri Pydimamba was suffering from Masuchi as well. While she was performing a puja, she came to know that Vijaya Rama Raju was in trouble, and wanted to convey a message to him through their soldiers, but everyone was in battle. She was able to find one soldier named Patiwada Appala Naidu, but by then, she received news that Vijaya Rama Raju had died in the hands of Tandra Papa Rayudu. She then fell unconscious with grief. Patiwada Appla Naidu sprinkled water over her face, and when she regained consciousness, she told Appala Naidu that she could not live anymore. She is thought to have become one with the Goddess after she died, as after completion of the Bobbili battle and after the Vijayadasimi, on the next Tuesday, an idol was found in the west side of Pedda Charuvu of Vizianagaram. It is known as "Pyidimamaba", the village goddess of Vizianagaram. It is thought that the incident took place in the place in the present-day Railway station, opposite where the temple is constructed. Her statue can be found on the west side of Pedda Cheruvu.

RAMATHEERTHAM SRI RAMA TEMPLE

Ramatheertham
Ramatheertham
Ramatheertham is a village panchayat in Nellimarla mandal of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh in South India.This place is about 12 kilometers from Vizianagaram city.There is a post office at Ramathirtham...

 is a village panchayat in Nellimarla mandal of Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh in South India.
This place is about 12 kilometers from Vizianagaram city.

The famous ancient temple of Ramachandra Swamy can be found over here. The beautiful idols of Lord Ramachandra Swamy, Sita Devi and Lakshmana in Silver kavachas can be seen at this temple. There is a beautiful lake in vicinity of the temple. One has to visit this temple for its serenity. The festivals of Sri Ramanavami and Vaikunta Ekadasi are celebrated with pomp and fervour here. You can see many tortoises with Vishnu Namams on their backs, roaming around in the temple. There is also a Rama Stambham installed by Pedda Jeeyar.
Near to this temple, there is a black hill on which you can find the ruins of some Buddhist and Jain structures. These hills are called as Durga konda and Gurubhaktula konda.( sometimes called as Ramatheertham hills)

Revenue villages and village panchayats


There are 23 revenue villages and 22 village panchayats in Vizianagaram Mandal.


  1. Ayyanna-peta (panchayat)
  2. Biyyala-peta (panchayat)
  3. Chelluru (village and panchayat)
  4. Dharma-puri (village and panchayat)
  5. Duppada (village and panchayat)
  6. Dwara-pudi (village and panchayat)
  7. Gajularega
    Gajularega
    Gajularega is a census town in Vizianagaram district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.-Demographics: India census, Gajularega had a population of 13,078. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Gajularega has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of...

     (village and panchayat)
  8. Gollala-peta (panchayat)
  9. Gunkalam (village and panchayat)
  10. Haji-saheb-peta (revenue village)
  11. J.N.Puram (revenue village)
  12. Jagannadha-puram (revenue village)
  13. Jammu (panchayat)
  14. Jonna-valasa (panchayat)
  15. Narannaidu Valasa(panchayat)
  16. Gangada(panchayat)

  1. K. L. Puram
    K. L. Puram
    K. L. Puram or Kukalametta Lakshmipuram is a village in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, India.It is located on the National Highway 43 in the suburban area of Vizianagaram city towards Gajapathinagaram.-Demographics:...

     (village and panchayat)
  2. Kanapaka
    Kanapaka
    Kanapaka is a census town in Vizianagaram district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.-Demographics: India census, Kanapaka had a population of 6684. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kanapaka has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%:...

     (village and panchayat)
  3. Konda Karakam (village and panchayat)
  4. Korukonda
    Korukonda
    Korukonda is a Village and Panchayat in the Vizianagaram district in Andhra Pradesh, South India.*The old palace of the brother of Sri. P.V.G. Raju, Rajah Saheb of Vizianagaram, is situated in this village. The palace land has been converted into the Sainik School, which was developed to provide...

     (village and panchayat)
  5. Koru-konda-palem (panchayat)
  6. Mali-cherla (village and panchayat)
  7. Narayana-puram (panchayat)
  8. Pinvemali (village and panchayat)
  9. Rakodu (village and panchayat)
  10. Sarika (village and panchayat)
  11. Siri-yala-peta (revenue village)
  12. Vantithadi Agraharam (revenue village)
  13. Venu-gopala-puram (revenue village)
  14. Galavilli(panchayat)
  15. Vizianagaram (municipality and mandal headquarters)


Educational institutions


This is list of prominent educational institutions in Vizianagaram city arranged in the order of their establishment year.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Engineering Vizianagaram
  • Maharaja's Sanskrit College
  • Maharajah's High School (1857)
  • Maharajah's College
    Maharajah's College
    Maharajah's College shortly M. R. College is one of the oldest Colleges in India. It was established in 1879 by Sri Poosapati Vijayarama Gajapathi, Maharajah of Vizianagram. National Accreditation and Assessment Council assessed and accredited the Institution with "B" grade.There are 21...

     (1879)
  • Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance
    Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance
    Maharajah's Government College of Music and Dance is an eminent educational institution in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. It is the first music college in South India.-Profile:...

     (1919)
  • Maharaja's College of Education (1950)
  • Maharaja's College for Women and Home Sciences (1962)
  • Maharaja's Girls High School (1974)
  • Maharaja's Model High School (1974)
  • MANSAS Industrial Training Centre (1977)
  • MANSAS English Medium School (1979)
  • Maharaja's Vijayaram Gajapathi Raju Law College (1986)
  • Maharaja's Post-graduate Centre (1987)
  • Maharaja Vijayaram Gajapathi Raju College of Engineering (1996).
  • Andhra University
    Andhra University
    Andhra University or Andhra Viswa Kala Parishad , located in Visakhapatnam, north east coastal Andhra Pradesh, is one of the older premier universities in India with a broad focus...

     - Vizianagaram Campus (2006)

  • Maharaja's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla
    Nellimarla
    Nelli-marla is a census town and Mandal located in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh state in south India.-Geography:Nellimarla is located on the banks of Champavathi River at . It has an average elevation of 190 metres .-Demographics:...

  • Maharajah's college of Pharmacy
  • Govt M.R.SANSKRIT High School
  • UNITED HOTEL MANAGEMENT ACADEMY(2008) www.uhma.in

Notable people

  • 'Manya Sultan' Maharaja VijayaRama Gajapati Raju (Former King of Vizianagaram Princely State).
  • Pusapati Vijayanand Gajapathi Raju (Maharajkumar of Vizianagram
    Maharajkumar of Vizianagram
    Lieutenant Colonel Sir Vijayananda Gajapathi Raju , better known as the Maharajkumar of Vizianagram or Vizzy, was an Indian cricketer, cricket administrator and politician.- Childhood :...

     Ex. Ruler, Ex. Captain- Indian Cricket Team captain, Cricket Commentator, Sir Vizzy - entitled)
  • His Royal Highness: Maharaja Alak Narayana Gajapati Raju (ex ruler)
  • His Highness: Maharaja Vijayarama Gajapati Raju Bahadur (Ex.Ruler, Ex.Minister, Chairman Mansas trust, Simhachalam Temple).
  • Shri Pusapati Anand Gajapati Raju (Ex.Minister)
  • Shri Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju (Ex.Minister)
  • Gurjada Appa Rao writer
    Writer
    A writer is a person who produces literature, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, or other literary art. Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images....

  • Nidudavolu Venkatarao
    Nidudavolu Venkatarao
    Nidudavolu Venkatarao is a famous Telugu writer and research scholar.-Life sketch:He was born to Nidudavolu Sundaram Pantulu and Jogamma on January 3, 1903 in Vizianagaram town in Andhra Pradesh, India. He was married to Sitalakshmi and had five sons and two daughters. His eldest son, Sundareswara...

     is a famous Telugu writer and research scholar.
  • Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao singer
  • P. Suseela, singer
  • Dwaram Venkata Swamy Naidu musician
    Musician
    A musician is an artist who plays a musical instrument. It may or may not be the person's profession. Musicians can be classified by their roles in performing music and writing music.Also....* A person who makes music a profession....

  • Ajjada Adibhatla Narayana Dasu
    Ajjada Adibhatla Narayana Dasu
    Pandit Ajjada Adibhatla Narayana Das is known as the versatile genius of Andhra Pradesh. He was a poet, musician, dancer, linguist and philosopher...

     Harikatha
    Harikatha
    Harikatha , otherwise called Katha Kalakshepa is a form of Hindu religious discourse, also known as Katha storytelling format, in which the story teller explores a religious theme, usually the life of a saint or a story from an Indian epic.Harikatha is a composite art form composed of story...

  • Chaganti Somayajulu
    Chaganti Somayajulu
    Chaganti Somayajulu , also known as ChaasO, was one of the popular Telugu story writers.He was born at Srikakulam to Kanukolanu Lakshminarayana and Thulasamma. He was adopted by Chaganti Bapiraju and Thulasamma and came to Vizianagaram...

     writer
    Writer
    A writer is a person who produces literature, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, or other literary art. Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images....

  • Saraswathi Gora
    Saraswathi Gora
    Saraswathi Gora was an Indian social activist. Notable as the leader of the Atheist Centre for many years, she campaigned against untouchability and the caste system....

     an atheist social worker and wife of Gora
    Gora
    Gora may refer to:*Gora , a clan of Jats found in north India*Gora or gaura, a Hindi and Indo-Aryan word for a light-skinned person*Gora , by Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore...

    .
  • C. Y. Chintamani
    C. Y. Chintamani
    Sir C.Y. Chintamani was an Indian editor, journalist, liberal politician and parliamentarian of the early 20th century. He was born on Telugu new year day at Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was called "Pope of Indian Journalism" by Sri V.S...

     editor, journalist, politician and parliamentarian
  • Dr. Sampath Kumar D.Y.
    Sampath Kumar D.Y.
    Dr. Dasari Yethiraja Sampath Kumar shortly D. Y. Sampath Kumar , popularly referred to as "Andhra Jalari" or Fisherman of Andhra Pradesh, was an acclaimed Indian classical and folk dancer and choreographer...

    , dancer
  • Aarudhra
    Aarudhra
    Bhagavatula Sadashiva Shankara Sastry , known by his pen-name Arudra, is a highly respected author in Modern Telugu literature of Andhra Pradesh, India.-Early life:...

     (Bhagavatula Sadashiva Shankara Sastry) writer
    Writer
    A writer is a person who produces literature, such as novels, short stories, plays, screenplays, poetry, or other literary art. Skilled writers are able to use language to portray ideas and images....

  • Kodi Rammurthy Naidu
    Kodi Rammurthy Naidu
    Kodi Ramamurthy Naidu, also known as Prof. Rammurty, was an Indian bodybuilder who earned enormous respect for India in the field of wrestling. Prof. Rammurty worked as Physical Education Teacher in the Branch College of Vizianagaram. He got profound knowledge in Vayu Stambhana Kodi Ramamurthy...

    , body builder
  • Peddi Lakshminarayana Murty, Abhinava Bheema, body builder, Man of the Year 2003 awarded by American Biographical Institution Inc., North Carolina, USA.
  • R. V. S. Peri Sastri,Chief Election Commissioner of India.
  • Vidyasagar
    Vidyasagar (music director)
    Vidyasagar is an Award-Winning Indian film music director and music composer in the Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi film industry. He is very popular in South Indian music industry and best known for his soulful melodies. His fast numbers to many films have earned him much fame too. He has...

    , South Indian music director
  • magundi perisastri, eminent mathematician
  • K.yogandam, student leader, politician
  • Pulapaka Seethapathi Rao -Noted Banker Managing Director of State Bank Of Hyderabad

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