West Godavari district or Paschima Godavari Jilla is one of the 13 districts in the Andhra Pradesh. The district is situated in Costal Andhra Pradesh region of the state. The administrative headquarters of the district is situated at Eluru. As of 2011 census of India, the district has an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi) and a population of 39,36,966.It is bounded by Krishna District on the west, East Godavari District. on the east, Bay of Bengal on the south and the state of Telangana on the north
The district occupies an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi). The district is bounded by Khammam District on the north, Bay of Bengal on the south. The Godavari River separates East Godavari on east and Tammileru River and Kolleru LAke separates it from Krishna District on the west. West Godavari is a flat country with a slight eastern slope along the rivers of the district flow. The rivers in the West Godavari district generally flow from West to East. Three rivers cut through the district are Godavari (after which the district is named), Yerrakaluva and Tammileru. Dowleswaram barrage, Eluru canal, Vijayarai Anicut, Tammileru, Jalleru and Yerrakaluva reservoirs are the source of irrigation
The region has a trophical climate similar to the rest of the costal Andhra region. The summers (March–June) are very hot and dry while the winters are fairly pleasant. The temperatures in the summers often rise over 50 degrees during the day. The rainy season (July–December) is often the best time for tourist visits, as fields are brilliantly green with paddy crops, rivers flowing with monsoon water, and a relatively cool climate. The region has long been home to the Indian nobles due to its climate and fertile soil, and several zamindar large mansions are scattered around the Godavari area.
As of 2011 Census of India West Godavari district has a population of 3,936,966 with 1,091,525 households, which is the 11th most populous district in the state.In Andhra Pradesh, the West Godavari district is the 19th largest in terms of area with an area of 7,742 km2 (2,989 sq mi)(Before bifurcation) and has a population density of 509/km2 (1,320/sq mi), which is the fourth most densely populated district in the state. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 3.45%. West Godavari has a sex ratio of 1004 female for every 1000 males and stands it at eighth position. It stands at first position in terms of literacy rate in Andhra Pradesh with 26,52,389 (74.63%) literates. 20.6% of District’s population lives in Urban areas.