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Pithapuram or Peetha Puram is a town and a municipality in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.Pithapuram railway station is on the Chennai–Howrah Railway line. Pithapuram is famous for its Ancient Hindu temples. Pithapuram was previously known as Puruhoothika puram and later known as Pithikapuram. Pithapuram is also known as Dakshina Kasi (or the Kasi of the south). During Satavahana era it was known as Pistapura.GeographyPithapuram is located at. It has an average elevataion of 10m. It is located near several beaches though not one in particular. It is in between 2 major cities; Kakinada and Rajahmundry. Pitapuram though is landlocked town and most of the economic activity takes place in Kakinada.14 km away from bay of Bengal.Pithapuram is also well known for the The CBM Christian Medical Centre which was started by Missionary Doctor Dr. E. Smith.DemographicsCensus of India, the town had a population of. The total population constitute, males, females and children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate stands at 75.00% with literates, higher than the national average of 73.00%.TransportPithapuram railway station is classified as a D–category stations in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.
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