Visakhapatnam district is a district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the nine coastal districts in the state, with the administrative headquarters located at Visakhapatnam.
According to the 2011 census Visakhapatnam district has a population of 4,288,113 This gives it a ranking of 44th in India (out of a total of 640) and 4th in its state. The district has a population density of 384 inhabitants per square kilometre (990/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.89%. Visakhapatnam has a sex ratio of 1003 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 67.7%.
The district has four revenue divisions, namely Anakapalli, Paderu, Narsipatnam and Visakhapatnam, each headed by a sub collector. These revenue divisions are divided into 43 mandals in the district. These district consists of 3265 villages and 15 towns including, 1 municipal corporation, 2 municipalities and 12 census towns. Visakhapatnam city is the only municipal corporation and the 3 municipalities in the district are Anakapalle, Bheemunipatnam and Narsipatnam. The 12 census towns are Bowluvada, Chodavaram, Chintapalle, Gudivada, Kantabamsuguda, Mulakuddu, Nakkapalle, Narsipatnam, Peda Boddepalle, Payakaraopeta, Upper Sileru Project Site Camp, Yelamanchili