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Polavaram or Prolavaram is a village in West Godavari district
West Godavari district
of the Indian state
Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Polavaram mandal
Polavaram mandal
of Jangareddygudem
Jangareddygudem
revenue division at about 35 km away from the banks of Godavari River.[1] The Papi Hills
Papi Hills
and Polavaram Project
Polavaram Project
are the major landmarks near the village.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] This area was under the rule of Kamma Kings[3]. Musunuri Prolaya Naidu, who was the first hindu king to defeat delhi sultans established kingdom in Warangal after the death of kakatiya prataparudra. Prolaya Naidu constructed several forts, towns and villages across his kingdom. Prolavaram is named after himself and he donated this village to brahmins. Prolavaram means prola - king, varam - gift. A gift is made by king prola. An inscription dating 1330 A. D. Of prolavaram explains this cause[4]. Geography[edit] Polavaram is located at 17°15′00″N 81°38′00″E / 17.2500°N 81.6333°E / 17.2500; 81.6333.[5] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (55 ft). Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] Census of India, Polavaram had a population of 13861. The total population constitute, 6830 males and 7031 females with a sex ratio of 1029 females per 1000 males. 1431 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, with sex ratio of 890 The average literacy rate stands at 76.40%.[6] See also[edit]

Polavaram Project

References[edit]

^ a b "District Census Handbook - West Godavari" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 22,176. Retrieved 20 February 2016.  ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.  ^ Musunuri Nayaks, A forgotten chapter of Andhra history, mallampalli somasekhara sharma ^ Musunuri Nayaks, A forgotten chapter of Andhra history, mallampalli somasekhara sharma ^ Fallingrain genomics.Polavaram ^ "Polavaram Census 2011". Retrieved 23 May 2017. 

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