About Us

Srikakulam Municipality is one of the ”largest ULB in the Srikakulam District of A.P., it is spread over an area of 14.12 Sq. Kms with a population of 125953 (2011 Census).  It is known for/famous for Arasavilli Surya Narayana Temple.
It is located   436.2 Kms from Capital city and  District Headquarters.  It was established as   Srikakulam Municipality in the year 1867.
General About  Town
Srikakulam Municipality is located at 18o – 20’ and 19o-10’ Northeastern Latitude and 83o – 53’ and 84o-50’ Eastern Longitude in Srikakulam District. The District is skirted to a distance by Kandivalasagedda, Vamsadhara and Bahuda at Certain stretches of their courses while a line of heights of Great Eastern Ghats run from North – East, Viajayanagaram District flanks in the South and west while Orissa bounds it on the North and Bay of Bengal on the East. The Town having an extent of 14.12 Sq.km.
Throughout the year, the climate is characterized by humidity. The South – West monsoon which fallows the summer seasons up to September. North –East monsoon starts from 1st October to the November. The period from December to mid February enjoys generally a fine weather. The annual rain fall is 937.6 mm but during the year 2004-2005 against normal, rainfall was 1162mm.
Rain Fall
As per rainfall statement it is observed that the highest rainfall occur in the month of June, July and September, October. It can also be observed that the first four months of the year. January to April is particularly rainless. But in the month of May fair amount of the rain may occur. More than half of the annual rainfall is brought by the South – West monsoon while a greater part of the rest occurs in October and November. The South – West monsoon begins in the middle of June. Usually the period between July and October is regarded as the heaviest.
Implementation of Town
Srikakulam was formally known as chicacole. After independence it was renamed as Srikakulam. It is believed that srikakulam town was founded by Lord Balaram, the brother of Lord Krishna. There is one more popular story in the puranas narrating  the way as to how this place got the name of Srikakulam. It was told that when Devas(Devatalu) and Danavas(Danavulu) churned the ocean for Nector with Mandhara as the Churning road, Lord Vishnu supported it on his back in the form of tortoise. Poison was one of the products that came out of the ocean. It was Halahalam or Kokolam and in order to save the World from it, Lord Shiva took it and retained in his throat. He established himself here as koteswara and thus the place got the name of Srikakulam from Kokolam. The Stood there till it was destroyed in 1670 by Shaik Mohammad khan who built a mosque at Srikakulam for Muslims with stone material of this along with several other Hindus temples of the Locality.
Srikakulam District was for a long time not a homogenous unit and its component parts were under the away of various districts at different periods of time. Certain portions of the District were under the old Ganjam District in the east while Madras presidency prior to the formation of the State of Orissa. While forming the Orissa state in 1936, Srikakulam, Sompeta, and Tekkali taluka and portions of Parlakimidi, Ichapuram and Brampuram talukas, which b were in Ganajam District, were however retained in the east while remaining portions of Madras state were added to Visakhapatnam District. As the enlarged Visakhapatnam District was found very unwieldy for administrative purpose, a new District Viz.., Srikakulam District was carved out in 1950 bifurcating it from Visakhapatnam District. In this process, the northen region  of the old Visakhapatnam District with head quarters at Srikakulam Town is fast growing in its size of and population.
Existing Physical Infrastructure of Srikakulam Municipality:
There are 25 primary schools, 4 upper primary schools, 29 high schools, 5 Junior Colleges, 2 Engineering Colleges, One Medical College and One Law College in the town. This town is known  for its Vedic culture and its development. Apart from the  people are served with well equipped medical facilities with one 100 bedded area hospital, one PHC, one Maternity Centre and many private nursing homes.
There is one Govt. veternity hospital for taking care of  cattle and pets. The Government offices such as Revenue Division Office, Mandal revenue office and telephone exchanges & TV ralay centre etc., are located.
Even though  the main economic base of the town is cultivation, it is main urban centre of the region and surroundings by many villages. There by town attracts floating population from far and near places. It is having a population of 125953 as per 2011 censes.