city, India: see KakinadaKakinada
, formerly Cocanada
, town (1991 pop. 327,541), Andhra Pradesh state, SE India, on the Godavari River delta. A coastal trading port on the Bay of Bengal, it is now a district administrative center and a market for sugarcane, peanuts, tobacco, cotton, and iron
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Summary of some of the results obtained at Cocanada, during the eclipse last August, and afterwards.
On 6 April, from off the coast of eastern India, Ozawa launched raids on the ports of Cocanada and Vizagapatan and attacked shipping in the Bay of Bengal, sinking twenty-three merchant ships, twenty in one day.
Even after the loss of Brazil in 1822, Portugal had retained extensive but moribund colonies in Africa (Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau), enclaves on the coasts of the Indian subcontinent (Diu, Daman, Goa, and Cocanada), and the East Asian possessions of Macau and East Timor.