Kakinada district was formed on April 4, 2022 as part of the Andhra Pradesh government’s new division of districts.
The district headquarters is at Kakinada. Kakinada district is located on the northeast-east coast of Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded on the north by Anakapalli district and Alluri Sitaramaraj district, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the west by East Godavari district and on the south by Konaseema district.
The district covers an area of 3,019.79 sq. Km. Its population was 20,92,374 at the 2011 census. The district has 2 revenue divisions namely Kakinada and Peddapuram.
COLLECTORATE BUILDING, KAKINADA
The corner stone of this majestic historic building was laid by H.E. Lord Ampthil G.C.I.E., the Governor of Madras on 04-12-1903. Construction of the building was completed in 1906 in Neoclassical architectural style. The total expenditure was Rs. 1,59,832/- as per the records available in the R & B Department. The foundation was of stone masonry work and the building was constructed with stone and lime mortar. The length of the building is 85.34 metres, Height is 9.5 meters and Plinth area is 1953 Sq.meters. Subsequent additions to the structure were made as and when required in the same year, i.e., 1906, a shed for Ryots with 112 Sq.m area at a cost of Rs. 2,899-00 and stables at a cost of Rs. 3001-00 were built. The architectural planning, layout of the rooms, their spaciousness, ventilation, circulation area, elevational features are all functional. The columned Corridors, Stono Piers with carved capital and Semi circular arches with keystone are the characterstics of the building. Because of the wedge type of bonding in stone masonry and its bulkiness, the building can withstand to the effects of earthquakes.