Monday, August 20, 2018
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Yanam

Yanam town and eight villages covering 30 sq.km, lies 840 km north-east of Pondicherry, at 16 degrees 42' northern latitude, and between 82 degree 11' Eastern longitude, within the East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh. The district lies on the spot where the Coringa river and Godavari river separate.

It is more or less a flat land. The soil is alluvial type suitable for the cultivation of paddy, tobacco, chilly, etc.

The crops of this district are coconut, paddy, jowar, ragi, pulses, coriander, fenugreek etc.

The main fishing units are Gulrimpeta, Agraharam, Kothapeta, Mettakur, Kanakalapeta, Kursampeta, Padvarevupeta and Sangadirerupeta. The shoe dhony (canoe) is the commonest fishing crafts here. Padona is another kind of boat in use. The catches consist mainly of mullets, hilsa, prawns, cat fish etc.

River cruise through the Yanam river is an exhilarating experience for the tourists. Gauthami Godavari river which bounds Yanam on the east and south discharges itself into the Bay of Bengal after flowing almost 14 Kms towards east.

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