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Andhra Pradesh . India

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Capital - Amaravati

No. of Districts - 13

Population - 49,577,103

Area - 162,970 sqkm

Pop. Density - 303/km2 (780/sq mi)

GDP - 10.81 lakh crore (US$150 billion)

Literacy Rate - 67.0%

Gender Ratio - 993

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Andhra Pradesh Districts (13)

About - Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state located in the southeastern part of India. Here are some key facts about Andhra Pradesh:

  1. Capital: The capital city of Andhra Pradesh is Amaravati. 

  2. Formation: Andhra Pradesh was formed on November 1, 1956, by combining the Telugu-speaking regions of the erstwhile Madras State and the state of Hyderabad.

  3. Geography: It is the seventh-largest state in India by area and the tenth-largest by population. The state is known for its diverse geography, including coastal areas, plains, and hilly regions.

  4. Language: Telugu is the official language of Andhra Pradesh.

  5. Economy: The economy of Andhra Pradesh is primarily based on agriculture and related activities. The state is a major producer of rice, chilies, tobacco, and cotton. In recent years, there has been a focus on developing other sectors such as information technology, biotechnology, and tourism.

  6. Rivers: The Krishna and Godavari rivers are two major rivers that flow through the state, providing water for agriculture. The Krishna River flows through the southern part of the state, while the Godavari flows through the central and eastern regions.

  7. Tourist Attractions: Andhra Pradesh has several tourist attractions, including historical and religious sites. Tirupati, located in the Chittoor district, is famous for the Venkateswara Temple, one of the most visited religious sites in the world. The coastal city of Visakhapatnam, often referred to as Vizag, is known for its beaches and natural beauty.

  8. Cuisine: Andhra cuisine is renowned for its spicy and flavorful dishes. The use of tamarind, red and green chilies, and curry leaves is characteristic of Andhra cuisine. Popular dishes include Andhra Chicken Curry, Hyderabadi Biryani, and Gongura Pachadi.

  9. Festivals: The people of Andhra Pradesh celebrate various festivals with enthusiasm. Ugadi, the Telugu New Year, is a major festival, and other festivals like Sankranti, Diwali, and Dasara are also celebrated with fervor.

  10. Education: Andhra Pradesh is home to several prestigious educational institutions, including the Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra University, and Sri Venkateswara University.

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