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Native ame  Kakinada
Other nameCocanada
NicknameFertilizer City
RegionCoastal Andhra
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictEast Godavari
SubdistrictKakinada (Urban)
MayorK. Saroja
Member of ParliamentM. M. Pallam Raju
Member of Legislative AssemblyKakinada City - D. Chandrasekhar Reddy (Congress), Kakinada Rural - K. Kannababu (PRP)
Parliamentary constituencyKakinada
Assembly constituencyKakinada City, Kakinada Rural
Total Area35.6 sq mi (92.3 km2)
Metro Area73.3 sq mi (190 km2)
Area rank4
Altitude2 m
Total Population376861 (8, AP) (2001)
Density (pop.)12223/km2 (31657.6/sq mi)
Metro Population896329 (8, AP) (2011)
Official languagesTelugu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode533 001 - 533016
Telephone91 884
VehicleAP5, AP6

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Kakinada ( ) is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 465 km (288.9 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad. It is also the headquarters of East Godavari district. It is nicknamed "Fertilizer City" (owing to the large concentration of fertilizer plants), "Pensioner's Paradise" and "Second Madras" (as it is well planned and peaceful). The city had an urban population of 376,861 in 2001, making it the eighth largest city in Andhra Pradesh by population. It is spread over an area of 190 km2.

Kakinada is part of a Special Economic Zone and a proposed "Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR)". It is a hub to all the deep sea exploratory activity in the region due to its deep-water sea port and its proximity to the gas fields.

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