Gajuwaka


Gajuwaka

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state_name = Andhra Pradesh
district = Visakhapatnam
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Gajuwaka is a city and a municipality in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It has a population of 258,944 (2001 census} and forms part of the Visakhapatnam (Vizag) conurbation.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Gajuwaka had a population of 259,944. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gajuwaka has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Gajuwaka, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Now Gajuwaka is part of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation and houses many industrial establishments.

chools

* Visakha Central School
* ABS Public School Aganampudi
* Naval Public School
* Kendra Vidyalaya
* Visakha Valley School

Gajuwaka is the fastest growing part of Visakhapatnam city. It was a small village almost up to 1970s. With the construction of Vizag Steel Plant its growth started in a rapid pace. It was called GAJA VAAGU which means the stream of elephants. In the olden days, Elephants used to gather near a stream to drink water. Hence the place got the name Gajawagu which with the passage of time has become'Gajuwaka'

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