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Prakasam District

Official Website : http://www.prakasam.ap.gov.in

Headquarters : Ongole
State : Andhra Pradesh

Area in Sq Km (Census 2011)
Total : 17626
Rural : 17357.37
Urban : 268.63

Population (Census 2011)
Population : 3397448
Rural : 2732866
Urban : 664582
Male : 1714764
Female : 1682684
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) : 981
Density (Total, Persons per sq km) : 193

Helplines :

Citizen's Call center : 1100
Child Helpline : 1098
Women Helpline : 1091
Crime Stopper : 1090

Population (Census 2010) : The current world population is 7.6 billion (As of 1st July 2018)

Click on the following link to download district statistics as per NITI Ayog website
http://niti.gov.in/file/202/download?token=BNCU3DDA

Brief Abour Prakasam District
Prakasam District is an administrative district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, in India. The district headquarters is located at Ongole city. The district occupies an area of 17,626 kmĀ² and in 2011 had a population of 3,392,764.

History
Prakasam district was originally constituted on 2 February 1970, carved out of Guntur, Nellore and Kurnool districts of Andhra Pradesh. It was carved out of three taluks of Guntur District, i.e. Addanki, Chirala and Ongole, four taluks of Nellore district, i.e. Kandukur, Kanigiri, Podili and Darsi and three taluks of Kurnool district i.e. Markapur, Cumbum and Giddaluru. It is one of the nine districts in the Coastal Andhra region of Andhra Pradesh.

Geography
Prakasam district occupies an area of 17,626 square kilometres (6,805 sq mi),comparatively equivalent to Indonesia's Seram Island.

The only Municipal Corporation in Prakasam is Ongole. Some of the main towns in Prakasam district are Singarayakonda, Addanki, Inkollu, Markapur, Yerragondapalem, Podili, Darsi, Donakonda, Chirala, Kandukur, Pamuru, Parchur, Giddaluru, Dornala, Cumbum, Kanigiri, Chimakurthy and Martur. Markapur is India's main slate manufacturing town where the historic temple of Lord Chennakesava is situated. Chimakurthi is world renowned for its granite reserves. Dornala is also known as Diguva Srisailam, since it is very near the historic pilgrimage center of Srisailam.

Cumbum lake also known as Gundalakamma lake built on Gundalakamma rivulet upon Nallamalai hills is one of the oldest man made lakes of Asia. The anicut was built by the Gajapati kings of Orissa in 15th. Century AD when the area was under their control. It was subsequently renovated by the Vijayanagar princess Varadharaj Amma. The lake in its present form is about 7 km long and on average, about 3.5 km wide As per the Imperial gazette of India at the turn of 20th century the height of the dam was 57 feet (17 m) and the drainage area was 430 square miles (1,100 km2). The direct irrigation land was about 10,300 acres (42 km2) in all. Cumbum lake is accessible both by the rail Guntur-Nandyal railway line and by road 108 km from Ongole.

 
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