PARLA KIMEDI, a town of India, in Ganjam district of Madras. Pop. (igoi), 17,336. It is the residence of a raja, who claims descent from the ancient kings of Orissa. His estate covers an area of 614 sq. m., and pays a revenue of £7000 out of an estimated income of £26,000. He maintains a college, and has constructed a light railway (25 m.) to the station of Naupada on the East Coast railway. There is a trade in rice, and mats and other articles are woven of reeds.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)