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GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF ANDHRA PRADESH
Andhra Pradesh is one of the twenty-eight states of India. It is the seventh largest state by land and the tenth-most populous state in India. It is situated on India’s south-eastern coast. Andhra Pradesh shares borders with Telangana to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the north, Odisha to the northeast, Karnataka to the west, Tamil Nadu to the south and the water body of the Bay of Bengal to the East. It has the second largest coastline of 974 km in India after Gujarat.
In 1953, Andhra Pradesh became the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India. Kurnool was the capital of Andhrα State. The States Reorganisation Act of 1956 merged Telugu speaking areas of Hyderabad state with the Andhrα state to create an enlarged Andhrα Pradesh state, and the capital of the state was shifted to Hyderabad.
Andhrα Pradesh is also known as the ‘rice bowl’ of India. It is the land of the world -famous diamond Koh- I-Noor. It is rich in mineral resources. Andhrα Pradesh is the leading producer of mica in India. The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati is one of the most visited religious sites in India. Andhrα Pradesh is home to India’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
ANDHRA PRADESH MAP
Below the table shown are basic information about Andhra Pradesh.
|Governor||Biswa Bhusan Harichandan|
|Chief Minister||YS Jagan Mohan Reddy|
|Population||49.67Million (2011 Census)|
|Density||308/ sq. km (2011 census)|
|Literacy rate||67.41% (2011 census)|
|No. of districts||13|
|Lok Sabha seats||25|
|Rajya Sabha seats||11|
|High court||High court of Andhrα Pradesh|
|High court Location||Current Principal bench Amaravati.Proposed Principal Bench Kurnool.|
|No. of border shares states||5|
|State Day||November 1|