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|
|Population (Census 2011)||49,378,776|
|Rivers||Godavari, Krishna, Penneru, Kunder, Palleru, Cheyyeru, Charavati, Sarada, Nagavati|
|State bird||Indian roller|
|State flower||Water lily|
|Major crops||Jowar, rice, bajra|
|No. of District||13|
Blogs about Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati – A Dream Turning Into a Nightmare? : Amaravati, which is expected to be the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, has been grabbing headlines thanks to its major plans as well as the various initiatives being taken by the state government. After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were divided, Hyderabad was taken away from the state. This was a crucial loss considering how it was the hub of IT and IT-enabled services. The Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act 2014 says that Hyderabad will remain a…
Andhra Pradesh Receives Special Financial Assistance Package : The bifurcation of one of India's largest states, Andhra Pradesh into two states - Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - was achieved after much political lobbying and deliberation. The split has, however, caused much angst among the people of Andhra Pradesh over the economic backlash faced by the state. Ever since, the state has been angling for a number of financial concessions from the centre. The battle against revenue deficit and an acute shortage of capital…
Amaravati: Andhra’s New Capital : On 1 April, 2015, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. N Chandrababu Naidu announced that the state's new capital city will be named after the historically significant city of Amaravati. In 2014, following the separation of Telangana from the state of Andhra Pradesh, both states had agreed to retain Hyderabad as a joint capital for a decade. It became apparent, though, that Andhra Pradesh would eventually need a new capital. This caused much dissent since Hyderabad,…
Faded sheen of BJP in By-poll, big setback but too early to conclude : Except from the initial counting trends, it was clear that the stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) enjoyed by the party in Lok Sabha elections in May, was fading. After counting it became obvious that results of by-polls are far different from the results of Lok Sabha elections. Party's performances in prime states viz UP, Rajasthan and Gujarat was far below the expectations, the same states where BJP had clean victory in Lok Sabha…
Vijayawada Region the new capital of AP – what it means : There had been speculations as to where would be the new Capital of Andhra Pradesh, the residual State after the bifurcation of the undivided Andhra Pradesh. The division was to carve out a new State called Telengana for which there had been violent agitations on and off for several decades. Hyderabad, which was the Capital of the undivided State, has gone to Telengana, although it will continue to be the Capital for both the States…
Last Updated on : June 19, 2015