West Godavari district
West Godavari district (or Paschima Godavari Jilla) is one of the 13 districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarters are located at Eluru. As of the 2011 census of India, it spreads over an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi) with a population of 3,936,966.
Eluru was primarily a part of Vengi(Buddhist kingdom). Historical evidences are found at the villages, Pedavegi and Guntupalli (Jilakarragudem). The West Godavari district was formed from the old Godavari district in the year 1925.
There are 48 mandals consists of 881 villages, one municipal corporation, eight municipalities and five census towns. Of them, Eluru is the only Municipal Corporation. whereas Kovvur, Narasapuram, Nidadavolu, Palakol, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Jangareddigudem are Municipalities.