Yanam is situated on the eastern coast of India, in the district of East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. It is built at the place where the rivers Coringa and Godavari meet and is bounded on the east and south by these rivers. The Godavari discharges itself into sea around 14 km south of Yanam town. It lies on the spot where the Coringa river and Godavari river separate. The total area of the region is 30 sq. km.