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Eluru

Administration
Native ame 
Eluru
Typecity
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictWest Godavari
Government
Eluru M.L.AAlla Kalikrishna Srinivas(Alla Nani)- Indian National Congress
Geography
Total Area11.6 sq mi (30 km2)
Altitude22 m
Demography
Total Population215000 (2011)
Density (pop.)17167/km2 (44462.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode53400X
Telephone8812
VehicleAP37

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Eluru ( ) is a city and a municipal corporation in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the headquarters of West Godavari district and has a population of 5,15,343 approximately. Eluru is situated on the national highway NH 5 connecting Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and about 333 km (206.9 mi) east of state capital, Hyderabad. Eluru was earlier called Helapuri and has a rich cultural and political history. It was believed to have been the capital of Vishnukundinas at one time. Kolleru Lake a big fresh water lake is found near Eluru.

It is known for its well established educational institutes like Sir C.R.Reddy College. It is the hub for the paddy, tobacco, coconut exports to all other parts of the state. It is well known for the carpets and incense sticks (Agaruvatti అగరు వత్తులు in Telugu) exports to all over the country .


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