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West Godavari District : Andhra Pradesh

About District


West Godavari District is situated on the west banks of river Godavari and is known as rice granary of Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by Khammam District on the north, Krishna District on south west and Bay of Bengal on the south. The District has 3 different geographical zones the delta, the upland and Agency track. The total area of the District is 7742 Sq. Km. and it is having the population of 37.96 lakhs (As per 2011 Census). Administratively the District is divided into 3 Revenue Divisions and 46 Mandals. Agriculture is the backbone of the district’s economy and about 78% of the working population depends on Agriculture. The major crops grown are Paddy, Sugarcane, Maize, Tobacco, Red Gram, Green Gram, Black Gram, Groundnut, Sunflower and Pulses etc. The fish and prawn cultures are developed in the costal areas of the District and they are exported to the states like West Bengal and north eastern states as well as other countries. Kolleru Lake, Perupalem Beach, Bowdha Aramamlu At Jeelakarra Gudem near Kamavarapu Kota are prominent tourist places in the District. The other important places are Dwaraka Tirumala, Pattiseema, Bheemeswara Samy Temple (Bimmavaram) and Ksheera Rama Lingeswara Swamy Templ(Palakol).

District at a Glance


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