Area : 5,837 sq.km
The boundaries of this district are Bay of Bengal in the East, Vijayanagaram district in the South and Orissa state borders in the West and North directions.
Rivers : Vamshadhara, Nagavali, Mahendra and Tanaya.
Tourist Places : Baruva beech, Kaviti, Buddha Statue at Rayatheertham.
Pilgrimage Centers : Arasavally Sun temple, Srikurmum temple, Sri Mukhalingam temple.
This district was ruled by Gangarajas, Gajapathis, Vijayanagara Kings,
Nawabs and French People. This place used to be a part of the Kalinga
kingdom. Forest area occupies 15.6% of the total district area. Tribal
Corporation is making every effort in uplifting the Tribal of this
area. Bamboo and quality Timber are the products obtained from these
woods.Manganese is surplus in these district and Mica in some parts
of the district. Graphite and different Clays are also available. Jute
Industry is the biggest industry in the district. Cashew nut tree,
Orchids are grown with World Bank Aid. AP's first built hydroelectric
Project on the Machkand River is the water source and Power sources
to the district.