The state of Andhra Pradesh forms a part of the famous Deccan plateau and has the second-longest coastline of 972 km in India. Two major rivers traversing this plateau are the Krishna and Godavari Rivers. While running across the state, the two rivers create huge deltas prior to flowing into the Bay of Bengal.
Andhra Pradesh is quite rich in minerals and holds the 2nd position in the nation in terms of its mineral resources. The important industries in Andhra Pradesh include Biotechnology, Information Technology, Business Management, Pharmaceuticals, and Construction and Real Estate.
The official language of the state is Telugu and Urdu is the co-official language. Some other languages which are often spoken in Andhra Pradesh are Tamil, Oriya, Marathi, Kannada and Hindi. Telugu people are the main ethnic group in the state, they are primarily Dravidians.
Map of Andhra Pradesh
A map of Andhra Pradesh shows that the state is made up of 13 districts. Given below are the names of all these districts in Andhra Pradesh and important information about these districts:
|District||District Code||Population (2011)||Headquarters||Area (km�)||Total Female||Total Male|
A district magistrate is appointed to govern each district in the state.
Andhra Pradesh State Information
|Date of forrnation||1st Nov 1956|
|Chief Minister||N.Chandrababu Naidu|
|Tourist attractions||Araku Valley and Borra Caves in Vishakhapatnam, Nagarjuna Konda in Nagarjunasagar, Amaravati in Vijaywada, Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati|
|Festivals||Sivaratri, Pongal, Vinayak Chaviti|
|Major dance and music forms||Kuchipudi, Bhamakalpam, Dappu|
|Arts and crafts||Kalamkari cotton, the Nakashis of Cheriyal village paint vibrantly coloured scrolls.|
|Languages||Telegu, Urdu, English|
|Size||160,205 sq km|
|Rivers||Godavari, Krishna, Penneru, Kunder, Palleru, Cheyyeru, Charavati, Sarada, Nagavati|
|State bird||Indian roller|
|State flower||Water lily|
|Major crops||Jowar, rice, bajra|
Blogs about Andhra Pradesh
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Last Updated on: 04/10/2013