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Country  India
Language spoken  Telugu
Area  23.28 km2
State  Andhra Pradesh
District  Visakhapatnam

Anakapalli is a Municipal town in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Anakapalli town is famous for its jaggery market. Its market is ranked second in India in terms of jaggery imports/exports. Anakapalli is also a very busy and famous business center in this region. Many people from the rural areas around the town cites Anakapalli as their destination for their shopping and medical needs. 20% of Anakapalli people main business is finance.


Map of Anakapalle


The City was originally under the rule of the Kalinga Empire (ancient Orissa), different dynasties ruled this region i.e. Chedi Kingdom of Kalinga (Orissa), Eastern Ganga dynasty of Orissa, Gajapati Kingdom of Orissa, Kakatiya, and Qutub Shahi empires. Around 1450, Appala Raju took over the rule of region under the Nawab of Arcot, with Anakapalle as his fortified headquarters. The saga of Anakapalle starts with a historian named "Tallapragada" place and found that Anakapalle. This was proved from the historical evidences found on Bojjana Konda. Satavahanas, Vishnukundina, Gajapathis, Vijayanagara Samrats, Golkonda Samanta Rajulu ruled the area.

Its alias names are Aniankapalli, Anekaphalle, Vijaypuri, Veniapalii, Kanakapuri, Bellampatnam, and Anakapalli. It is located by the side of a holy Sarada River. These historic monuments are of great interest to tourists. During the Independence struggle of India, many prominent leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar visited Anakapalle. It is around 34 km in distance from Vishakapatnam.


Anakapalle Beautiful Landscapes of Anakapalle

Anakapalle is located on the banks of River Sarada at 17.68°N 83.02°E? / 17.68; 83.02. It has an average elevation of 26 metres (85 feet).


Agriculture mainly consists of production of Rice, Corn, Sugarcane, and all types of vegetables. The chief crop cultivated in this region is sugarcane and Anakapalle is well known for jaggery. It is the second biggest Jaggery market in India.


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