The state of Andhra Pradesh is surrounded by the Indian states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. While Maharashtra, Chattisgarh and Orissa border Andhra Pradesh in the North and Tamil Nadu in the south, Karnataka in the West bound the state. The state is enclosed by Bay of Bengal from the East.
Among the other Indian cities in southern India, the state of Andhra Pradesh is the largest and the most populous with a total population of 76,210,007. The whole state can be segmented into three main regions. These regions are: -
- The Coastal Andhra, which comprises of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Ongole and Nellore districts. It is also known as the Northern Circars.
- The Rayalaseema or Ceded districts, which consists the districts of Kurnool, Cuddapah, Chittoor and Anantapur.
- The Telangana region- comprises of districts like Khammam, Medak, Nizamabad, Aadilabad, Nalgonda, Warangal, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar and Hyderabad
The state of Andhra Pradesh has distinct topographical conditions. While in the northeast it is densely covered with forest, the coastal plains have fertile and flat lands suitable for cultivation of paddy. The state is blessed with a good many number of sea-beaches that attracts the tourist all round the year.
Last Updated on : 20 June 2013
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