Alluri Sitharama Raju District is one of the North Eastern district of Andhra Pradesh and it lies between 17o – 17′ and 18o-21′ of Northern latitude and in between 80o – 53′ and 82o – 50′ in Eastern longitude. It is bounded on the North partly by the Odisha State Partly by Chattisgarh State and partly by Telangana State on the South by Anakapalli, Kakinada and East Godavari Districts on the West covered by Godavari River and East by Vijayanagaram District.
The District presents a distinct geographic division. It consists of the hilly regions covered by the Eastern Ghats with an altitude of about 900 meters dotted by several peaks exceeding 1200 meters. Forest block topping with 1615 meters embraces the Mandals of Paderu, G.Madugula, Munchingput, Araku Valley, Ananthagiri, Chinthapalli. The Koyyuru, G.K.Veedhi and Chinthapalli mandals are clubbed with Rampachodavaram Division of East Godavari District. Machkhund River which on reflow becomes Sileru, drains and waters the area in its flow and reflow and is tapped for Power Generation. Along the shore lies a series of salt and sandy swamps.