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SALIENT FEATURES

        Krishna District is one of the agriculturally productive coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. The district with its Head Quarters at Machilipatnam formerly called Machilipatnam district and later renamed in the year 1859 as Krishna District after holy River Krishna.

Salient Features of Krishna Dist

  • Geographical area - 8,727 Sq.Kms.
  • Revenue Villages - 67
  • Grampanchyats - 972
  • Mandals - 50
  • Revenue Divisions - 4
  • Total Population - 4,517,970
  • Forest Area - 5.84%

Origin of the Name

    Krishna District gets its name from the holy river Krishna, the third largest river that flows in India. The river Krishna originates near Mahabaleswar (Maharastra) and joins the Bay of Bengal near Hamsaladevi Village in our district. Krishna is considered the kernel of Telugu Culture and is the birth place of the famous Indian classical dance form - Kuchipudi. The dialect of Telugu spoken in Krishna is widely considered to be the standard form of Telugu.

Location

    Krishna District is located on the east coast of India between 15 °-43’N latitude and 17° 10’N. Latitude and between 80° E. longitude and 81°33’E. Longitude, covering an area of about 8,727 Sq.Km. It accounts for 3.17% of the total geographical area of the State.

Boundaries

    The district is surrounded in the Eastern & Southern side by the Bay of Bengal, Guntur and Nalagonda on the western and Khammam & Nellore district on the northern side.

Rivers

The only major river in the district is Krishna, Other riverlets include Muneru, Tammileru and Budameru.Besides there are some hill streams like Jayanthi, Kattaleru, Ippalavagu, Upputeru, Paleru, Ballaleru, Nidimiyeru etc. This district shares with the Nellore district one of the large fresh waterlakes on the east coast, namely, Kolleru.

Area of Krishna District

    The population of Krishna District is 45.17 lakhs (2011 Census), making it the 34th in India and 4th in AP. The population density is 519 per sq Kms (AP: 308 per sq km; India: 382 per sq km). Krishna has a gender ratio of 997 women for 1000 males (AP: 992 per 1000; India: 940 per 1000) and a literacy rate of 74.37 percent. (AP: 67.66%; India: 74.04%). Agriculture is the main occupation of the people in our district.
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