Vizagapatam District (Madras Presidency)

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Vizagapatam District
Area of British India

Flag of Vizagapatam

 •  Established Enter start date
 •  Indian independence 1947

Vizagapatam District was a district in the Madras Presidency of British India. Covering an area of 44,600 square kilometres (17,222 sq mi) and sub-divided into 22 taluks.


Vizapatam district, which included the Vizagapatam Hill Tracts Agency, was, till the formation of Orissa Province in 1936, the largest district in British India. It covered the areas of the present-day districts of Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh and the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangapur and Rayagada in present-day Orissa. Part of Srikakulam was also included the district.The headquarters was the town of Vizagapatam, now known as Visakhapatnam.


Vizagapatam district was sub-divided into 22 taluks some of which were agencies.

  • Koraput Agency (Area: 1,740 square kilometres (671 sq mi); Headquarters: Koraput)
  • Nowrangapur Agency (Area: 5,630 square kilometres (2,172 sq mi); Headquarters: Nowrangapur)