Kakinada is a city and municipal corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 65 kilometres (40 mi) away from Rajahmundry. It is the headquarters and largest city of East Godavari district The city has a population of 376,861 in 2011 it the 12th largest city by area and 8th largest by population in Andhra Pradesh. Its literacy rate was 81.23 percent—84.88 percent for men and 77.76 percent for women. Kakinada covers an area of 192.3 square kilometres (74.2 sq mi).Kakinada is part of a Special Economic Zone and a proposed Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR).