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List Of Renamed Indian Cities And States
Many traditional place names were changed in India
India
during British rule, as well as a limited number during earlier Muslim conquests. Ever since the British left India
India
in 1947, many cities, streets, places, and buildings throughout India
India
were changed back to their original names
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British Raj
Indian languagesGovernment ColonyMonarch of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Emperor/Empressa •  1858–1901 Victoria •  1901–1910 Edward VII •  1910–1936 George V •  1936 Edward VIII •  1936–1947 George VI Viceroy
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Eluru
Eluru
Eluru
is a city and the district headquarters of West Godavari district in the Indian state
Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh.[4] It is one of the 14 municipal corporations in the state and the mandal headquarters of <
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Bapatla
Bapatla
Bapatla
is a town in Guntur district
Guntur district
of the Indian state
Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and the mandal headquarters of Bapatla mandal of Tenali
Tenali
revenue division.[5][2]Contents1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics 5 Governance 6 Economy 7 Culture 8 Transport 9 Education and research 10 See also 11 ReferencesEtymology[edit] The town was formerly known as Bhavapattana,[6] Bhavapuri,[6] Bhavapattu[7] and Bhavapatta.[8] The names were derived from the Bhavanarayana Temple
Bhavanarayana Temple
located in the town
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Dharanikota
Dharanikota
Dharanikota
is a village in Guntur district
Guntur district
of the Indian state
Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Amaravati mandal of Guntur
Guntur
revenue division.[1]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Transport 5 Education 6 See also 7 ReferencesHistory[edit] In 500 BCE, Dharanikota
Dharanikota
was known as Dhanyakatakam.This is the capital of a great kingdom ruled by Satavahanas. Archaeological excavations at Dharanikota
Dharanikota
revealed viharas in Dharanikota
Dharanikota
and nearby areas.[3] It is the site of ancient Dhanyakataka, which was the capital of the Satavahana dynasty
Satavahana dynasty
that ruled in the Deccan around the 1st to 3rd centuries CE
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Chandolu
Chandolu
Chandolu
is a small village situated in Guntur District
Guntur District
of Andhra Pradesh, India.Contents1 Etymology 2 Legends 3 History 4 Geography 5 Transport 6 See also 7 ReferencesEtymology[edit] It was formerly known as Dhandapura[1] and Tsandavole.[2] Legends[edit] It was a historical site and the capital of Velanati Chodas in the 12th century. History[edit] The village was the seat of Velanadu Chodas the most famous of whom was Rajendra Choda. It was a flourishing town during Choda times. It was also called as Dhanadapura or Tsandavolu. Many temples in the town of Chandolu
Chandolu
were built during Eastern Chalukya, Choda and Kakatiya times. Geography[edit] It is located at 16°01′N 80°37′E / 16.017°N 80.617°E / 16.017; 80.617 and 29 ft above sea level. It is located 4.9m from Nidubrolu
Nidubrolu
and 11.3m from Bhattiprolu
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Draksharamam
Draksharamam is a town in East Godavari district
East Godavari district
of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Bhimeswara Swamy temple in this town is one of the five powerful temples of Lord Siva, known as Pancharama Kshetras.The Manikyaamba temple in this town is one of the eighteen powerful temples of 18 Maha Shakti
Shakti
Pithas in India.Contents1 Etymology 2 Legend 3 Landmarks 4 Festivals 5 Transport 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksEtymology[edit] The town was formerly known as Dhakshatapovana and Dhakshavatika.[2] This is the place where Daksha head of all prajapatis did a yagna or yajna called "Nireeswara yaga" or "Nireeswara yagna". This place's present name is a derivative of "Daksha aaraama" which means "Abode of Daksha"
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Duvva
Duvva
Duvva
is a village in West Godavari district
West Godavari district
of the Indian state
Indian state
of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Tanuku mandal
Tanuku mandal
of Kovvur revenue division.[1] Etymology[edit] It is believed that the sage, Durvasa had established the village and the village was formerly known with the name, Durvasapuram.[3] Demographics[edit] As of 2011[update] Census of India, Duvva
Duvva
had a population of 13596. The total population constitute, 6771 males and 6825 females with a sex ratio of 1008 females per 1000 males. 1360 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, with sex ratio of 873. The average literacy rate stands at 72.22%.[4] References[edit]^ a b c "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner
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Ontimitta
Vontimitta
Vontimitta
is a village in Kadapa district
Kadapa district
of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Vontimitta
Vontimitta
mandal of Rajampeta revenue division.[1] Geography[edit] Ontimitta is located at 14°23′00″N 79°02′00″E / 14.3833°N 79.0333°E / 14.3833; 79.0333.[2] It has an average elevation of 151 meters (498 feet). See also[edit] Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta References[edit]^ "Revenue Divisions and Mandals". Official website of YSR Kadapa District. National Informatics Centre- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 May 2015.  ^ "Falling Rain Genomics.Ontimitta". Fallingrain.com
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Kadapa
Kadapa
Kadapa
(formerly known as Cuddapah) is a city in the Rayalseema
Rayalseema
region of the south-central part of the Andhra Pradesh, India
India
and also called as "Heart of Rayalaseema". It is the district headquarters of Kadapa district. As of 2011 Census of India, the city had a population of 344,078. It is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the Penna River. The city is surrounded on three sides by the Nallamala
Nallamala
and Palkonda Hills
Palkonda Hills
lying on the tectonic landscape between the Eastern and Western ghats. Black and Red ferrous soils occupy the region
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Guntur
Guntur
Guntur
( pronunciation (help·info)); is a city within the Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Capital Region.[6] Located 24 km (15 mi) away from the state capital Amaravati, Guntur
Guntur
city is the administrative headquarters of Guntur
Guntur
district, of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[7] It is a municipal corporation and also the headquarters of Guntur mandal
Guntur mandal
in Guntur
Guntur
revenue division.[8][9] It is situated on the plains at a distance of 40 miles (64 km) to north of the Bay of Bengal
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Gokavaram
Gokavaram
Gokavaram
is a village in East Godavari district
East Godavari district
in the state of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
in India.[1] Geography[edit] Gokavaram
Gokavaram
is located at 17°16′00″N 81°51′00″E / 17.2667°N 81.8500°E / 17.2667; 81.8500, about 20 km driveaway from Rajahmundry Airport.[2] It has an average elevation of 45 meters (150 feet). References[edit]^ "Mandal wise list of villages in East Godavari
East Godavari
district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2016.  ^ Falling Rain Genomics.GokavaramThis article about a location in East Godavari
East Godavari
district, Andhra Pradesh is a stub
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Gurazala
Gurazala
Gurazala
is a village in Guntur district
Guntur district
of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] It is the headquarters of Gurazala
Gurazala
mandal and Gurazala Revenue Division.[3][4]Contents1 History 2 Notable people 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The famous battle Palnati Yudhdham (War of Palnadu) took place between Gurazala
Gurazala
and Macherla
Macherla
between 1176 AD – 1182 AD at Karampudi (Yuddabhoomi).[5] Notable people[edit] The Gurazala
Gurazala
area has been home to some famous personalities. Nayakuralu Nagamma was a minister of the Gurajala faction who led the army against Macherla
Macherla
faction in the Battle of Palnadu,[6] and one of the most powerful women in medieval India
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Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
(/ləkˈʃɑːdwiːp/,  Lakṣadvīp (help·info), Lakshadīb), formerly known as the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Aminidivi
Aminidivi
Islands (/ˌlækədaɪv ˌmɪnɪkɔɪ ... ˌæmɪnˈdiːvi/),[2] is a group of islands in the Laccadive Sea, 200 to 440 km (120 to 270 mi) off the south western coast of India. The archipelago is a Union Territory and is governed by the Union Government of India. They were also known as Laccadive Islands, although geographically this is only the name of the central subgroup of the group. Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep
comes from Lakshadwipa, which means "one hundred thousand islands" in Sanskrit.[3][4] The islands form the smallest Union Territory of India: their total surface area is just 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
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Kakinada
Kakinada
Kakinada
(formerly called Coconada and Kakinandiwada)  pronunciation (help·info) is a city and the district headquarters of East Godavari district
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Kurnool
Kurnool
Kurnool
is a Metropolitan city
Metropolitan city
and the headquarters of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[3] The city is often referred as The Gateway of Rayalaseema.[4] It was the capital of Andhrapradesh
Andhrapradesh
from 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956. As of 2011[update] census, it is the fifth most populous city in the state with a population of 460,184.[5][6]Contents1 Etymology 2 History2.1 Palaeolithic era 2.2 Early feudal era 2.3 Mughal princely state 2.4 Post independence3 Geography and climate3.1 Location 3.2 Cityscape 3.3 Climate4 Demographics 5 Politics 6 Education 7 Transport7.1 Roads 7.2 Railways 7.3 Airport8 Economy 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksEtymology[edit] The name Kurnool
Kurnool
is derived from Kandanavooru or Kandanavolu. The name Kandanavolu is combination of Kandana and volu
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