About Vizag
260 B.C. Ashoka conquered the Kalinga empire (of which Vizag was a part).
208 B.C. Chandra Sri Satakarni was the king of this region.
220 A.D Pallavas come into possession of the region
1000 to 1200 A.D Rule of the Cholas of Tanjore
1500 AD Gangas replaced by Gajapatis
14th Century Simhachalam Temple was built.
1515 Krishna Deva Raya was the ruler of the area comprising Vizag.
1575 A.D Qutub Shahis of Golconda defeats the Gajapatis of Orissa
Mid-17th Century A factory was founded in "Vizagapatam" by the British East India Company.
1689 This factory was occupied by the forces of Aurangzeb.
1735 The Dutch Colony was established.
1765 The territory of the Northern Circars, of which Vizag was a part, ceded to the East India Company on dissolution of the Moghul Empire. Following this, a British colony was established.
1800 A.D The battles of Bobili and Padmanabham
1922-24 Revolt and struggle of Alluru Sitharama Raju against British rule.
1904 A railway from Madras to Calcutta, passing through Vizagapatam, was opened.
1923 Andhra Medical College was started.
1926 Andhra University was established.
1933 Visakhapatnam Port was established.
1942 Japanese war planes attacked Vizag.
1947 The Eastern Naval Command established its base in Vizag. Prior to 1947, the Royal Navy had a base in HMIS Sircars.
1949 Scindia Shipyard was started, it was later nationalised and is now called the Hindustan Shipyard.
1953 The Boat Repair Shop was expanded into a Base Repair Organisation (BRO) and was shifted to its location at the mouth of the northwest channel.
1957 A petroleum refinery owned by Caltex was opened. This is currently owned by HPCL.
1965 Two survey ships JUMNA and INVESTIGATOR were permanently re-based at Visakhapatnam.
1971 INS Rajput of the Indian Navy destroyed the Pakistani submarine Ghazi in the Indo-Pak War off the coast of Vizag.
1981 Visakhapatnam Steel Plant commenced operations.

Before British

Vizag, the Port city is the jewel on the eastern coast of India, 2nd Biggest City Next to Capital Hyderabad. The City is a harmonious blend of the magical past and the bustling present with a breath taking panorama of golden beaches, lush green fields, verdant valleys and splendid monuments from a historically rich and religious heritage.

During British

Vizagapatnam the colonial name given to the city have become one of the important and strategic power centre for the British. British built its settlement here in Waltair which housed their Residence.

After British

From a tiny little fishing village in the previous century, Vizag as part of the coastal Andhra region came under French control in the late 18th century; the Dutch had established a colony in the early part of the 18th century. The English on establishing the Raj developed Waltair as a sister town of Vizag in the Madras Presidency. The city was the largest city at the time of Indian Independence and was divided into three manageable districts.

Vizag in modern Times

The transformation of Vizag is unique in its speed, scale, and politics. With just 25 years iunder the hood it changed from a sleepy town to bustling busines town. Vizag's dramatic transformation into a bustling business town without leaving its sheer natural beauty and calmness is true awsomeness that calls for huge applause.

Vizag At a Glance

Area   593.54sq.kmts
Population including ankp & bhimli   18,83,183 (as per 2011 census )
Density   384 Persons/Sq.Km.
Literacy Rate   82.66%
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