Machilipatnam

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Machilipatnam, also known as Masulipatnam, is a city in the Krishna district. It is a municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters of Krishna district.[1] It is also the headquarters of Machilipatnam mandal in Machilipatnam revenue division of the district.[2][3] The ancient port town served as the settlement of European traders from the 16th century, and it was a major trading port for the British, Dutch and French in the seventeenth century.[4]

Population[change | change source]

As of 2011 Census of India, Machilipatnam had a population of 170,008.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mandals in Krishna district". aponline.gov.in. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. "Krishna District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 517. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. "District Census Handbook – Krishna" (PDF). Census of India. p. 15,16. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  4. Reddy, Consulting Editor-KV Nandini. Social Sci. (History) 7 (Rev.). Ratna Sagar. p. 72. ISBN 978-81-8332-296-6. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  5. "Literacy of AP (Census 2011)" (PDF). Official Portal of Andhra Pradesh Government. p. 43. Retrieved 5 September 2014.