The District is a residuary portion of the old Godavari District after West Godavari District was separated in 1925. As the name of the district conveys, East Godavari District is closely associated with the river Godavari, occupying a major portion of the delta area.
The Headquarters of the District is located at Kakinada. East Godavari District lies North – East Coast of Andhra Pradesh and bounded on the North by Visakhapatnam District and the State of Orissa, on the East and the South by the Bay of Bengal and on the West by Khammam District of Telangana State and West Godavari Districts.
Area of the District is 12,805 Sq.Kms including newly added Yetapaka Division. The District is located between Northern latitudes of 160 30′ and 180 20′ and between the Eastern longitudes of 810 30′ and 820 30′. It has a population of 52.86 lakhs as per 2011 Census. The District consisting of 7 Revenue Divisions viz., Kakinada, Rajamahendravaram, Peddapuram, Rampachodavaram, Amalapuram, Ramachandrapuram and Yetapaka.
COLLECTORATE BUILDING, KAKINADA
The corner stone of this majestic historic building was laid by H.E. Lord Ampthil G.C.I.E., the Governor of Madras on 04-12-1903. Construction of the building was completed in 1906 in Neoclassical architectural style. The total expenditure was Rs. 1,59,832/- as per the records available in the R & B Department. The foundation was of stone masonry work and the building was constructed with stone and lime mortar. The length of the building is 85.34 metres, Height is 9.5 meters and Plinth area is 1953 Sq.meters. Subsequent additions to the structure were made as and when required in the same year, i.e., 1906, a shed for Ryots with 112 Sq.m area at a cost of Rs. 2,899-00 and stables at a cost of Rs. 3001-00 were built. The architectural planning, layout of the rooms, their spaciousness, ventilation, circulation area, elevational features are all functional. The columned Corridors, Stono Piers with carved capital and Semi circular arches with keystone are the characterstics of the building. Because of the wedge type of bonding in stone masonry and its bulkiness, the building can withstand to the effects of earthquakes.