Amudalavalasa Municipality

Amadalavalasa is a town in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and also the mandal headquarters of Amadalavalasa mandal.[3] The town is spread over an area of 19.65 km2 (7.59 sq mi), which is under the jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority

Geography

Amadalavalasa is located at 18.4167°N 83.9000°E.It has an average elevation of 29 metres (98 feet).

History

Amadalavalasa means 'the town of castor oil'. During the times of Ashoka, this place was called Herandapalli. Heranda in Sanskrit means castor oil. Ironically, there are no castor oil plants being grown or castor oil being produced in this place.

Iron Age habitation

Evidence of early historic man and his activities have been recently discovered on the hills of Sangamayya Konda,[6] in Amudalavalasa mandal.

Buddhism and Jainism

Sangamayya Konda

Sangamayya Konda is 3 km from Amudalavalasa. It was a Buddhist site and is known for the Jain vestiges and Buddhist monasteries excavated recently. A freelance archaeologist conducted recent explorations on the hills of Sangamayya Konda and found several pre-historic DolmenMenhirCaveCaverns and Cisterns.

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota)

Danthapuri (Danthavarapukota) is one of the historical places near Amadalavalasa. This village is between Amudalavalasa and Hiramandalam. Ancient Buddha stupas are present in this place.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census ,Amadalavalasa had a population of 37,852. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%.

Features

There is a large-scale sugar factory in Amadalavalasa, presently not working. Other industries like jute, oil etc. are located at that town.

There is head post office at Amadalavalasa.

1 Name of the Municipality Amadalavalasa Municipality
2 Year of establishment 1987
3 Extent (in sq. kms.) 19.65 Sq.KM
4 Population as per 2001 census 37931
5 Population as per 2011 census 39806
6 Male population 2001 census 18566
7 Population as per 2011 census 19718
8 Female population 2001 census 19365
9 Female population as per 2011 census 20088
10 Projected population as on date (year to be specified) 43787
11 Total Income per annum during 2010-2011 (rupees in crores) 2.3
12 Total Expenditure per annum during 2010-2011 (rupees in crores) 1.91