(Last Updated on : 03/02/2009)
While introspecting the states of India one comes across several towns and cities that have flourished here over the years. In fact it is an example of a census town and also a mandal. Some people also like to identify Kothavalasa as Kottavalasa. It has its location in the district of Vizianagaram of Andhra Pradesh state .
Identification of its geographic location too acts as an identifying mark of the town concerned. Kothavalasa rises approximately at17.9° N 83.2° E. It has an average height of 209 meters or 688 feet.
The study of a town or city becomes next to impossible if a person cannot gather enough information about its demographical scenario. For achieving such a target a handful of demographers have been employed so that they carry surveys and research works and thus prepared reports accordingly. In this matter a special mentioning needs to be made of the Census report of a specific year. It was published in the year 2001 which depicts creation demographical facts like population status, literacy condition etc. Thus as per this report the total population of Kothavalasa has been measured to be 12,298. If one studies this report in details, few more facts also can be deciphered henceforth. Interestingly it is known that both male and female populace of Kothavalasa are in equal proportion. To be specific, male population constitutes 50 %, while population of females is also the same. In Kothavalasa, children who are below six years of age constitute 12 % of the total population.
How much a town has accomplished growth is known if a person analyses its literacy status. If its literacy rate is high it assures its development in the true sense. Regarding Kothavalasa, it can be said that its average literacy rate is 69 %, which is even higher than that of Indian subcontinent. 59.5 % is the average literacy rates of India. Out of it , male literacy rate constitutes 76 %. However female literacy is less and thus constitutes 62 %.
Added information about Kothavalasa only helps one to identify it in a better way. There Over twenty Roofing Tiles manufacturing units are built. The first one is the Andhra Tile Works, which was set up in the year 1957.
Apart from that , near about twenty eight revenue villages and also twenty five village panchayats are found in `Kothavalasa mandal`. These are as follows:
Appannapalem (village and panchayat); Cheedivalasa (village and panchayat); Chinaraopalli (village and panchayat); Appannadorapalem (village and panchayat);
Chinnipalem (village and panchayat); Chintalapalem (village and panchayat); Desapatrunipalem (village and panchayat); Devada (village and panchayat) ;
Devaderu (village and panchayat); Ganisettypalem (village and panchayat)
Gulivindala (village and panchayat) ;Gollalapalem (village and panchayat) ;
Kantakapalli (village and panchayat) ;Mangalapalem (village and panchayat) ;
Musiram (village and panchayat); Nimmalapalem (village and panchayat);
Ramalingapuram (village and panchayat); Relli (village and panchayat) ;
Santapalem (village and panchayat); Tummikapalli (village and panchayat) ;
Uttarapalli (village and panchayat) ;Veerabhadrapuram (village and panchayat) ;
Viyyampeta (village and panchayat).
Being an integral part of the district it is more than evident that people of Kothavalasa too strides into the district`s tradition. Hinduism is the main religion, which is practiced by wide number of people. Sankranthi, Ugadi and Rama Navami, Maha Shivaratri, Deepavali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dasara and Vijayadasami are some of the major festivals, which people celebrate, in great splendor and vivacity.