Vizianagaram is a city situated in the Vizianagaram District of Andhra Pradesh. This city serves as the headquarters of the Vizianagaram district. Occupied with a total area of 29.27 km2, the town has a total population of 228,025.Vizianagaram is one of the major towns in Uttar Andhra (north of Andhra Pradesh)
Once the essential part of Kalinga, Vizianagaram was ruled by many Hindu emperors of Kalinga. The areas in the north including Srikakulam were under the territory of Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi during the rule of Kubja Vishnuvardhana (624–641) for a short tenure of time. During this ruling period, the Vengi Kingdom extended from Srikakulam in the north to the south are Nellore. Later this area was ruled under Krishna Deva Raya of the Vijayanagara Empire. After a period of time, Nizams ruled Vizianagaram from 1707 to 1753. In 1753 the French people conquered Nizams and ruled the area.