Ramachandrapuram is a town in the Konaseema district of Andhra Pradesh. The town is a Municipality that serves as the headquarters of Ramachandrapuram Mandal and Ramachandrapuram revenue division. The town is occupied with a total area of 13.98 km2. According to the 2011 Census report of India, Ramachandrapuram town had a population of 43,657. The total population consists of 22,113 females, 21,544 males, and 3,994 children, in the age group of 0 to 6 years. The average literacy is at 82.25% with 32,623 literates, considerably higher than the national average of 73.00%.
Decades back Ramachandrapuram townwas called Penkullapadu. Raja Kakarlapudi ruled this area. Before the 17th century, they rule from Kotipalli Kota. During the 17th Century, Raja Kakarlapudiâ€™s fort and temples were ruined due to a heavy flood. Laterthe Kingbuilta new fort in Ramachandrapuram. Later the town has renamed Ramachandrapuram, in the name of Kakarlapudi Ramachandraraju. There are many villages with the same name as Ramachandrapuram. Sometimes people also call the town Ramachandrapuram Kotaas it is a fort town.