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Krishna district is an administrative district in the Coastal Andhra region of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Machilipatnam is the administrative headquarters and Vijayawada is the most populated city in the district. It is bounded by West Godavari on the east, Bay of Bengal on the South, Guntur and Suryapet districts in the west and a portion of it also borders with the state of Telangana. Krishna district is the most developed district in Andhra Pradesh.

Krishna district, with its district headquarters at Machilipatnam was formerly called Machlipatnam district.

Later it was renamed as Krishna district, by adding certain Taluks of the abolished Guntur District in with Machilipatnam with its head. It was named after the Krishna Riverthe third longest river in India. The river flows through the state of Andhra Pradesh before it empties itself into Bay of Bengalnear Hamsaladevi village of Krishna district.

This history of this region dates back to the 2nd century BCE. The Satavahanas ruled this region with headquarters at Srikaakulam. Prominent rulers during this period were Srimukha founderGotamiputra Satakarni and Yajnasri Satakarni last Satavahana king.

The Satavahanas imparted more stability and security to the life of the people of the region for more than four centuries.

Bruhitpalayanasthe contemporaries of Pallavas who ruled the district with Koduru as their capital. Vishnukundinas AD 5th centuryare rulers who excavated cave temples at Mogalrajapuram now in Vijayawada and Undavallietc. The Eastern Chalukyas were credited with the excavations of the cave temple at Undavalli and rock cut shrines and Shiva temples.

Cholas ruled this region with capital at Rajamahendri. Kakatiyasruled this region up to the early 14th century with Orugallu as their capital and followed by Musunuri Nayaks who rebelled against Delhi sultanate and won. Musunuri Nayaks constructed various forts in South India including Hampi and ruled many states of India independently.

Reddy dynastyon the downfall of Pratapa Rudra of Kakatiya, the eldest son of Prolaya Vema reddi, a subordinate of Musunuri Kapaya Naidu found himself independent and established himself in the hill fort of Kondavedu.


The poet Srinadha and his brother-in —law Bammera Pothana flourished at his court. The ruins of fortresses at Kondavidu can be seen [4]. Kapileswara Gajapathi is preserved by the village Kapileswarapuram now in Pamidimukkala editin. He was succeeded by Vidyadhara Gajapathi who built Vidyadharapuram now in Vijayawada and constructed a reservoir at Kondapalli. Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara empire conquered this region in the early 16th century.


The Kingdom of Golconda mrishna this district within its limits.

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He had two ministers, both Brahmins, named Madanna and Akkanna. Popular tradition attributed this preference of Vijayawada to the devotion of the two ministers to the goddess Kanaka Durga. The Emperor Aurangazeb included this district in the province of Golcondawhich remained under Asaf jah who was appointed as Subedar or Viceroy of the Deccan in AD with the title of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

The Nawab of Rajahmundry ruled the country induced in the Krishna district. In the year the English founded their settlement at Masulipatnam which was their headquarters until they finally moved to Madras in The Dutch and French also had settlements at Masulipatnam. Upon the death of the old Nizam-ul-Mulk in June his heirs strove for the succession with the support of the English and the French. When Nizam Ali Khan was proclaimed ruler of Golconda in the British secured at first the divisions of Masulipatnam, Nizampatnam and part of Kondaveedu and later the entire Circars.

At first the district was administered by a chief and council at Masulipatnam but in Collectors, directly responsible to the Board of Revenue, were appointed at Masulipatnam. As of [update] census of Indiathe district had a population of 4, with a density of persons per km 2.

The total population constitute, 2, males and 2, females —a ratio of females per males. The total urban population is 18,43, The other smaller hill ranges are Jammalavoidurgam, Mogalrajapuram and Indrakiladri hills. Kolleruis the large edltion lake in India. It spans into two districts — Krishna and West Godavari.

The forest occupies only 9 percent of the total district area. The wood is used for the manufacture of the well known Kondpalli toys. The most noticeable trees are pterocarpus, Terminalia, Anogeissus and Logustroeinai and Casuarina. Panthers, hyenas, jungle cats, foxes, bears and other carnivorous mammalian fauna are found here. Deer, spotted deer sambar, blackbuck and other herbivorous animals are found in the inland forests.

The district has a large number of Murrah buffaloes and cows. The climatic conditions of the district consist of extremely hot summers and moderately hot winters and may be classified as tropical. The period starting from April to June is the hottest. Three types of soils viz. The major products contributing to the GVA of the district from agriculture and allied services are, paddysugarcanemangotomatomilkmeat and fisheries. The GVA to the industrial and service sector is contributed from constructionelectricitymanufacturingtransport and software eehadu.

The district has four revenue divisions, namely VijayawadaNuzvidMachilipatnam and Gudivadaeach headed by a sub collector. These revenue divisions are divided into 50 mandals in the district.

These 50 mandals consists of 49 mandal parishadspanchayatsvillages and 5 municipalities. Vijayawada city is the only municipal corporation and the 5 municipalities in the district are GudivadaJaggaiahpetaMachilipatnamNuzivid and Pedana. VuyyuruNandigama and Tiruvuru were constituted as nagar panchayats in the year The list of 50 mandals in Krishna district under 4 revenue divisions are listed in the following table:. Krishna district has two parliamentary constituencies namely, Vijayawada and Machilipatnam.


The culture of Krishna district is mostly traditional in rural places and moderately modern in Vijayawada. It is also famous as the birthplace for Indian classical dance named kuchipudi and the culture with the dialect of Telugu spoken in Krishna is widely considered to be the standard form of Telugu.

The total of core road network of the district is 1, The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. They include, 15 government, 2, mandal and zilla parishads, 3 residential, private, 2 model, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya KGBVmunicipal and 66 other types of schools.

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Krishna University is located in Machilipatnam. District has numerous engineering colleges including Prasad V. Kabbadi is the most popular sport, followed by cricketvolleyballbadmintonbasketball and tennis. Only one international cricket match was played between India and West Indies on 24 November at Indira Gandhi stadium. It was won by West Indies.

R Stadium is the main sports venue in Gudivada. It is used for several sports, like athleticsvolleyballcricket practice, kho khokabaddibadmintontennis and basketball.

It is also the stadium for Krishna District Cricket Association. Mangalagiri International Cricket Stadium is being built in a acre 8.

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