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Bhimavaram is a city in West Godavari district of the Indian state Andhra Pradesh. It serves as the mandal headquarters for Bhimavaram mandal.[4] As of 2011 census, it is the second most populous city in the district, with a population of 142,280 and an urban agglomeration of 147,056.[2][3] Mahatma Gandhi coined the name of the city as "Second Bardoli of India", when he visited the place during the freedom movement in India.[5] It a major pilgrimage centre in Andhra Pradesh, as it is home to Somaramam, one of the five great Pancharama Kshetras

The name Bhimavaram literally means "the gift of Bhima". According to a legend, in around 890–918 AD, an Eastern Chalukya king named Chalukya Bheema built a Siva temple and laid the foundation to this town.[8] It was originally called "Bhimapuram", but the name gradually changed to "Bhimavaram"; "puram" refers to a dwelling place while "varam" means an endowment in Telugu.

Along with much of present-day coastal Andhra Pradesh, Bhimavaram was controlled by the Chola dynasty. Under Kulothunga Chola I, Bhimavaram was ruled by his sons who served as viceroys. Various stone inscriptions have been found in the town dating from his reign (c. 1096 C.E.).

Bhimavaram Municipality was established in the year 1948.[10] Its jurisdiction has undergone several changes since then, which includes the subdivision of the number of administrative wards(divisions) to 39 by the Andhra Pradesh State's Governmental order.
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