Area : 7,742 sq.km
Rivers : Godavari, Yerrakaluva, Bineru
Major Places : Narasapuram, Eluru, Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Thadepalligudem..
Industries : Andhra Sugars, Bhimadole, Chagallu Sugar Factories, Andhra Pradesh Strawboard ltd., Ambica Durbar Agarbathi, Fish and Hatchery Forms
Tourist Places : Kolleru Lake, Papikonda & Kolleru Sanctuaries and Guntupally Buddist site.
Pilgrimage Centers : Dwaraka Thirumala, Natta Rameswaram, Pattisam, Soma Ramam and Kshera Ramam.
Handicrafts : Nidudavolu Bags, eluru Woolen piled Carpets and Nasapur Laces.
Andhra Sathavahanas, Chalukyans, Vijayanagara kings, Nizam Nawabs and Britishers ruled over this Place. In the olden days this place used to be a part of Vengi Country. It is said that Pedavegi near Eluru was the capital of Vengi Country. This district was formed in 1925.
Eluru is the headquarters of West Godavari district. The main attractions of the town are the temples of Janardhana and Jalapaharesvara. There are also relics of an ancient fort.
Forest area occupies only 11% of the total district area. Natural Gas was found in near Narasapuram region and the exploration is in progress with the ONGC looking for the presence of the Crude Oil. Andhra Sugar Factory at Tanuku though a private establishment is coined as the major industry in the district. Andhra Pradesh Straw Boards Limited at Bheemavaram is one based on the forest Products. Incandescent or Agarbathi Industry is the major industry showing employment to thousands of families. Sri Ambica Durbar Agarbathi of Eluru is famous world wide. Coir and Carpets industry are flourishing with surplus stock of Coconut Coir.
Barrage on River Godavari near Rajahmudry is a major irrigation source
to the lands. Electric supply to this district is
mainly from Machkand hydro power project and Natural gas power plant
at Vijjeswaram in East Godavari district. All Degree Colleges are affiliated
to Andhra University - Vishakapatnam.