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Vijayawada

Administration
Native ame 
Vijayawada
Other nameBezawada
Typecity
RegionCoastal Andhra
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictKrishna
SubdistrictVijayawada (Urban),Vijayawada (rural),Penamaluru
Government
MayorRatna Bindu
Members of Legislative AssemblyV Srinivasa Rao, M Vishnu, Y Ravi
Parliamentary constituencyVijayawada
Assembly constituencyVijayawada (West), Vijayawada (Central), Vijayawada (East)
Planning AgencyVMC,VGTMVUDA
Geography
Total Area46.2 sq mi (119.8 km2)
Metro Area81.1 sq mi (210.14 km2)
Area rank3
Altitude11.88 m
Demography
Total Population1491202 (2010)
Density (pop.)24231/km2 (62758.3/sq mi)
Metro Population3048240 (2011)
Official languagesTelugu
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode520 0xx
Telephone0866
VehicleAP16

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Vijayawada ( ; ; formerly Bezawada) is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Krishna River and bounded by the Indrakiladri Hills on the West and the Budameru River on the North. The city is located in the Krishna District, about 275 km (170.9 mi) from the state capital Hyderabad.

Vijayawada literally translates to "The Place of Victory". Vijayawada is also a center of Andhra politics. Its prominence as a major trading and business center has earned it the title of the "Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh”. Situated along the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi Railway route, this is the largest railway junction in South India .


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