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Most Crucial facts about Andhra Pradesh (The Rice Bowl of India)

06-JAN-2016 16:07

    Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India, situated on the south-eastern coast of the country. The state is the eighth largest state in India covering an area of 160,205 km2 2 (61,855 sq. mi). As per 2011 census of India, the state is tenth largest by population with 49,386,799 inhabitants. On 2 June 2014, the north-western portion of the state was bifurcated to form a new state of Telangana. In accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad will remain the de jure capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for not exceeding 10 years.


    Source: indpaedia.com

    Crucial Facts about Andhra Pradesh:


    1,60,000 Sq Km


    8.46 Crores (2011 census)

     Principal official Language

    Telugu (First State formed on linguistic basis)


    1 October 1953; 62 years ago (first established)

    1 November 1956; 59 years ago (re-organised for 1st time).

    2 June 2014; 18 months ago (re-organised for 2nd time)


    Summer temperature ranging between 20 °C and 41 °C.

    winter temperature is generally 12 °C to 30 °C

    State has a long coastal belt the winters are not very cold.


    Hyderabad (De jure - 02 June 2024)

    Amaravati (proposed)

    Members of Lok Sabha

    25 (Rajya Sabha seats_ 11)


    Bicameral (assembly seats 175, legislative councils seats_54


    Visakhapatnam Airport is the only airport in the state with international connectivity.

    Five domestic airports: Vijayawada Airport at Gannavaram, Rajahmundry Airport at Madhurapudi, Tirupati Airport at Renigunta, Cuddapah and  Puttaparthi(privately owned)


    Ugadi is celebrated as the Telugu New Year. Makara Sankranti, Dasara, Vinayaka Chaviti, Deepavali, Vasantotsavam, Maha Shivaratri, Attla Taddi etc. Muslim festivals include Bakrid, Ramadan and Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter.

    Economy  Size

    US$ 90 billion,

    Economy mainly based on agriculture and livestock. It is also known as "Rice Bowl of India & “Egg Bowl of Asia”.


    Cement, Paper, Asbestos, BHEL, Hindustan Shipyard, Bharat Dynamics limited


    67.02 %


    13, larges city Visakhapatnam

    Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    993 per thousand male

    Principal Folk Dances

    Kuchipudi is the state's best-known classical dance form. Others are Kuchipudi, Andhra Natyam, Bhamakalapam, Veeranatyam and folk dances (Janapada Nrutyam) forms such as Butta bommalu, Tappeta Gullu, Lambadi, Dhimsa, and Chindu.

    Principal Rivers

    Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Musi, Vamsdhara

    Principal Minerals

    Copper, Mica, Manganese, Gold, Asbestos, Petroleum, Coal, Magnesite, Iron

    Main Crops

    Rice, Tobocco, Oilseeds, Jute, Cotton, Sugarcane, Turmeric, Groundnut, Cashewnuts

    Tourist  Spots

    Tirumala Temple, Simhachalam Temple, Srisailam temple, Buddhist centres at Amaravati, Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary.

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