Vizagapatam district (Madras Presidency)
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Vizagapatam District was a
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district
in the
Madras Presidency The Madras Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St. George, also known as Madras Province, was an Presidencies and provinces of British India, administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India. At its greatest extent, the presidency inc ...
of
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British India
. Covering an area of and sub-divided into 22 taluks.


History

During the British rule in India, Vizagapatam emerged as a district. It is one of the largest district in British India. On 1 April 1936, Bihar and Orissa Province was split to form
Bihar Province Bihar Province was a province of British India The provinces of India, earlier presidencies of British India and still earlier, presidency towns, were the administrative divisions of British governance in India India (Hindi: ), officia ...
and
Orissa Province Orissa Province was a province of British India created in April 1936 by the Partition (politics), partitioning of the Bihar and Orissa Province. Its territory corresponds with the modern-day Odisha, State of Odisha. On 22 March 1912, both Biha ...
. Parts of the Vizagapatam District and the Ganjam District (Madras Presidency), Ganjam District (excluding Ichchapuram, Palasa, Tekkali, Pathapatnam and Srikakulam) of
Madras Presidency The Madras Presidency, or the Presidency of Fort St. George, also known as Madras Province, was an Presidencies and provinces of British India, administrative subdivision (presidency) of British India. At its greatest extent, the presidency inc ...
were transferred to
Orissa Province Orissa Province was a province of British India created in April 1936 by the Partition (politics), partitioning of the Bihar and Orissa Province. Its territory corresponds with the modern-day Odisha, State of Odisha. On 22 March 1912, both Biha ...
along with portions of the Vizagapatam Hill Tracts Agency and Ganjam Hill Tracts Agency. Present day it covers the areas of Visakhapatnam District, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram District, Vizianagaram and part of Srikakulam district, Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh and Koraput District, Koraput, Malkangiri District, Malkangiri, Nabarangapur District, Nabarangapur and Rayagada District, Rayagada districts of Odisha. The Vizagapatnam city is the administrative headquarters of the district.


Taluks

Vizagapatam district was sub-divided into 22 taluks some of which were agencies. * Koraput Agency (Area: ; Headquarters: Koraput) * Nowrangapur Agency (Area: ; Headquarters: Nowrangapur)


See also

History of Visakhapatnam


References

{{coord missing, Andhra Pradesh Districts of the Madras Presidency History of Andhra Pradesh History of Odisha