Kakinada is a Port city and is the headquarters of East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the largest tier-2 cities of India. The city is often termed as Pensioner's paradiseThe language preferably spoken by the inhabitants of Kakinada is Telugu. The economy of the city depends mainly on agriculture, fishing and industrial sectors. paddy, coconut are agro products from the city. The majority of the industrial sector is covered edible oil refineries, fertilizers and natural gas. During the late 1940s (around the time of Indian independence) there was little industry in or around Kakinada the local economy was based on agriculture and fishing. Until the early 1980s (before the fertiliser companies began operation), the local economy revolved around the textile industry, auto parts, steel-related ancillary units, agriculture and fishing.
The city has various modes of transport in terms of road, rail and sea.
Kakinada Town and Kakinada Port are the two railway stations serving the rail needs of the city. Kakinada Town is classified as an A–category station in Vijayawada railway division. It is recognised as an one of the Adarsh station of the division in South Central Railway zone
Kakinada Port is located on the shore of Bay of Bengal. It is one of the intermediate ports in the state.
The nearest Domestic Airport from Kakinada is Rajahmundry Airport,Madhurapudi, roughly one and half an hour drive from Kakinada. The nearest International Airport is Visakhapatnam Airport