Vijayawada is a city on the banks of the Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Vijayawada (urban) mandal in Krishna district of the state. The city is one of the suburbs of the state capital Amaravati, under the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, and the headquarters of APCRDA.
As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 1,048,240, making it the second largest city in the state in terms of population and it had an urban agglomeration population of 1,491,202.
For district collector and other officials of Krishna district, read Krishna District Collector and other Officials
On 7 December 2015, 5 people died after consuming spurious liquor at a bar in the city. In the evening, the police and excise officials have sealed the bar. Reacting to the incident, the government has banned four brands of liquor in the State. Officials have sent samples of the alleged contaminated liquor to Forensic Science Lab (FSL).