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Gudivada is a city in Krishna district of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. It is a Special Grade Municipality.  It is one of the cities in the state to be a part of Andhra Pradesh capital region development authority.  

The name Gudivada was derived from Gudi meaning Temple and vada means settlement or town in Telugu Language.  The presence of Habitation at  this town may be dated back to 3rd Century BCE or 2nd Century BCE since the time of Sathavahanas as per some inscriptions.  Archaeological excavations conducted at Gudivada yieleded  an ancient Buddhist Stupa Mound Jain relics.  Gudivada is religiously diversifies small town with many Hindu Temples and important Jain Tirth of Bhaghawan parshvaneth located at market road.  

Gudivada city Gets most of its annual rainfall due to the south west mansoon. It has a tropical savanna climate (Koppen climate classification AW) with hot summers and moderate winters.   Gudivada Town, in general has a tropical climate, winters last from November to February, while summers last from March to June.  The annual rainfall is 959mm, most of it received during the months of June, July,September, October.

Transport and Communication:

Vijayawada city is the largest commercial center of this district and there is important railway junction being connected to New Delhi, Colcatta, Madras, Hubli and Machilipatnam. It is Aerodrome at Gannavaram about 16 kms. and away minor sea port at Machilipatnam. The Second largest Bus Station Complex in the state is also located in Vijayawada.


Krishna District has recorded a literacy rate of 70.03. And the district is well advanced in the filed of education.


The average normal rainfall is 1028.1 mm.

Gudivada Municipality is 2nd largest in the Krishna district of A.P it is spread over an area of 12.67 sq.kms with a population of 1,18,267 , 2011 Census).  It is known for /famous for its Temples.


It is located 45Kms, from Capital City and 34 Kms from District Head Quarters.  It was established as 3rd Grade Municipality in the year 1937 vide Proc.No.813,dt:27/02/1937.

There are 6 Zones and 36 Election Wards in this Municipality.


The Population of the town which was 1,13,059 in 2001increased 1,18,289 in 2011 with an increase of 4.6% in the last decade.  The sex ratio is 1,008 females per 1000 males.  The literacy rate is 66% of the Male population and 56% of the female population are literate.


During the year it is an estimate an amount of  Rs. 13.5 cores as receipt by way of Taxes and Non Taxes an other receipts. And an amount of  Rs.11.35 crores expenditure incurred.  Surplus is 2.15 crores.