Kakinada

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Kakinada
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Kakinada (formerly called Kakinandiwada, Coringa, and Cocanada; listen (help·info)) is the sixth largest city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and serves as the district headquarters of the Kakinada district. It lies on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. J.N.T.U. College of Engineering Kakinada, established in 1946 is the oldest and popular Government college in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The First Polytechnic college of Andhra Pradesh, Andhra Polytechnic was established here in 1946. It was also the origin point of Buckingham Canal where goods used to be transported by 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.




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