Rajahmundry (Telugu: రాజమండ్రి) [Its origin was Rajamahendri , Rajamahendravaram] is a city and municipal corporation of Andhra Pradesh state in India. It is located 400 kilometres (249 mi) east of the state capital, Hyderabad, on the banks of the River Godavari. Rajahmundry is the fourth largest city in the state and known as its Cultural Capital and born city. It was part of the Madras Province before Indian independence. The city’s population is 813,347 and that of the urban agglomeration is 968,341 (2009).