is one of India's Southern states and is situated on the southeastern coast of the country. Also known as the Rice Bowl of India, because of being one of the highest producers of rice in the state, Andhra Pradesh is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and is a city known for its unique culture and has gradually become a global hub for the IT, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. The population of Andhra Pradesh before the formation of Telangana as a separate state was 84,655,533 (2011 census) and it then covered an area of 275,045 sq km. But now, the state is spread across 160,205 sq km and has a population of 49,378,776. Andhra Pradesh is famous for it's delicious Andhra cuisine and tourist attractions like the Charminar, Tirupathi Balaji, Warangal Fort and Rajahmundry among others. Its neighbouring states are Chhattisgarh
, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh
Districts and Administration in Andhra Pradesh:
Andhra Pradesh has a total number of twenty three districts and is divided into three regions:
- Coastal Andhra
These regions have been subdivided into districts. Each district is governed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, an official from the Indian Administrative Service, who is in charge of administration and revenue collection. A Superintendent of Police, on officer from the Indian Police Service, is in charge of maintaining law and order in the district and a Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer from the Indian Forest Service, who is in charge of forests, environment and wildlife.
Tourism in Andhra Pradesh:
Andhra Pradesh is blessed with natural beauty and many tourist attractions. Some of Andhra Pradesh's popular tourist attractions are; Hyderabad's Charminar and the Hussain Sagar Lake, the Tirupati Balaji Temple at Tirupati, the beaches of Vishakapatnam, the churches and temples of Vijaywada, and the temples of Nellore.
List of Districts in Andhra Pradesh
|S No.||District||Headquarters||Population (Census 2011)||Sex Ratio (per 1000)||Average Literacy|
|8||Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore||Nellore||2,963,557||985||68.9%|
Last Updated on : April 2, 2015