Kakinada (formerly called Coringa, Cocanada) listen (help·info) is the sixth largest city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and serves as the district headquarters of the East Godavari district. It lies on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It was once ruled by Dutch India and British East India Company. The reason why the First Polytechnic college of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Polytechnic was established here in 1946 by the British. They even established Christian Missionary School, St. Joseph's Convent School. It has a canal named Buckingham Canal where goods used to be transported by the boats during the British rule. It was once home for Asia's largest sea port (now near the village Coringa). Many people from the city migrated from this sea port to countries like Burma, Mauritius, Fiji and various southeast Asian countries to work there as workers where they were called as Coringas. They still live in those countries, learn Telugu and practice the Andhra culture.