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Census Town
Nickname(s): Kanakagiri
Kanigiri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°24′00″N 79°31′00″E / 15.4000°N 79.5167°E / 15.4000; 79.5167Coordinates: 15°24′00″N 79°31′00″E / 15.4000°N 79.5167°E / 15.4000; 79.5167
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Mandal Kanigiri
 • Total 56.51 km2 (21.82 sq mi)
Elevation 101 m (331 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 37,420
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523230
Telephone code +91–8402

Kanigiri is a census town in Prakasam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of kanigiri mandal in Kandukur revenue division.[3][4]


The name is a vernacular transformation of Kanakagiri (Kanaka = gold and Giri = Hill).[5] In olden times it was said that the town adjoining the hill was called Kanakapatnam.

Geography and climate

Kanigiri has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate (Aw) under the Köppen climate classification, Kanigiri is located near the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The town is surrounded by the range of Eastern Ghats. It has an average elevation of 101 metres (334 feet), and enjoys a hot climate for most of the year.


As of 2011 Census, the total population of the Kanigiri was 37,420, of which male population constitutes 18,886 and female population of 18,534. It has a literacy rate of 77.55 percent. The population under six years of age are 4,065.


Kanigiri is also declared as major panchayat during 2008-2009 and also a constituency.

Civic services

Drinking water

Residents depended on monsoon rains for drinking water; currently, water from the reservoir Nagarjuna Sagar Dam via pumplines reaches the town through a plant near Doruvu.

The first cases of endemic skeletal fluorosis (and its neurological signs) in the world were recorded in the Podili, Darsi and Kanigiri areas of Andhra Pradesh in 1937.[6]

Notable Personalities

Johnny lever, the popular comedian from Hindi film industry hails from here


Kanigiri is connected by road to all other cities in Andhra Pradesh by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC).


  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.  line feed character in |publisher= at position 5 (help)
  3. ^ "Prakasam District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 154, 177. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "District Census Handbook - Prakasam" (PDF). Census of India. p. 16,17,48. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Tourism, ap tourism, kanigiri kota, durgam, krishnadevaraya, katamraju, cuddapah | వైభవం నశించిన విగతజీవి "కనిగిరి దుర్గం"". Retrieved 2015-04-29. 
  6. ^ "While we were Eradicating Polio another deadly disease is Crippling Children" (PDF). Nataus.org. Retrieved 2012-11-17. 
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