Prakasam district is an administrative district in the Coastal Andhra region of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The home office of the region are situated at Ongole. It is situated on the western shore of Bay of Bengal and is limited by Guntur locale on the north, Kurnool region on the west, Kadapa and Nellore areas on the south. A piece of north-west area likewise outskirts the Mahabubnagar region of Telangana. It is the third biggest region in the state with a region of 17,626 km2 6,805 sq mi and had a populace of 3,392,764 according to 2011 statistics of India.
Prakasam region was initially constituted on 2 February 1970, cut out of Guntur, Nellore and Kurnool regions of Andhra Pradesh. It was cut out of three taluks of Guntur District, i.e. Addanki, Chirala, and Ongole, four taluks of Nellore area, i.e. Kandukur, Kanigiri, Darsi and Podili and three taluks of Kurnool locale i.e. Markapur, Yarragondapalem, and Giddaluru. It is one of the nine areas in the Coastal Andhra locale of Andhra Pradesh.