West Godavari district

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West Godavari district (or Paschima Godavari Jilla) is one of the 13 districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarters are located at Eluru. As of the 2011 census of India, it spreads over an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi) with a population of 3,936,966.

History[change | change source]

Eluru was primarily a part of Vengi(Buddhist kingdom).[1] Historical evidences are found at the villages, Pedavegi and Guntupalli (Jilakarragudem). The West Godavari district was formed from the old Godavari district in the year 1925.[2]

Administrative divisions[change | change source]

There are 48 mandals consists of 881 villages, one municipal corporation, eight municipalities and five census towns. Of them, Eluru is the only Municipal Corporation. whereas Kovvur, Narasapuram, Nidadavolu, Palakol, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Jangareddigudem are Municipalities.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Controversies in Vengi History". Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  2. "West Godavari district profile". The Hindu. 15 April 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2017.