West Godavari District is carved out of part of old West Godavari District with 19 Mandals as it is the Western delta of the River Godavari , it was appropriately named as “West Godavari”, with Headquarters at Bhimavaram. The Geographical, Topographic, Demographic and other Socio Economic aspects of the West Godavari District are detailed here under.
1. BOUNDARIES AND TOPOGRAPHY OF THE DISTRICT:
The District is bounded by the following places and features on all the four sides.
East : River Godavari
West : Eluru District
North: Rajahmundry District
South: Krishna District and Bay of Bengal.
In West Godavari District, the climate is moderate both in winter and summer seasons in delta area. The normal maximum and minimum temperatures recorded in
the District are 36.20C to 19.0C respectively. The maximum temperature is usually recorded in the months of April and May. The District receives its rainfall mostly and predominantly from South West as well as North East monsoon, whose normal rainfall for each monsoon is 794.0 mm and 312.9 mm respectively and the Total is 1106.09 m.m. The receipt of actual
rainfall during 2019-20 from South West monsoon is 672.7 m.m, while 207.3mm from North East monsoon. The agriculture activity in the District is fully depending on major irrigation scheme which is “Godavari Western Delta System”.
The District occupies an area of 2178.4 Sq. K.Ms. with a density of 817 per Sq. K.M. It accounts 1.34% of the total area of the State. There are as many as 293 Revenue villages exist in the district, of which 291 villages are inhabited while the balance 02 are uninhabited. The Physical characteristics, natural resources and potentialities of the mandals in the District are homogeneous. As per 2011 census, the total population of the District is 1779935. It accounts for 3.59% of the total population of the State. The female population of the District is 890683 and this forms 50.04% of the District and 3.6 % of the State Female Population.