Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India, situated on the southeastern coast of the country. The state is the eighth largest state in India covering an area of 160,205 km2 (61,855 sq mi).

government of andhra pradesh Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh is the lower house of the state and legislative council of andhra pradesh is the upper house. with 58 members. In the Parliament of India, Andhra Pradesh has 11 seats in the Rajya Sabha, and 25 seats in the Lok Sabha. There are a total of 175 Assembly constituencies in the state. East Godavari district has the most number of constituencies with 19 and Vizianagaram district has the least with 9 assembly seats. Whereas, the legislative council of the state has 58 seats, which is one-third of total assembly seats.

andhra pradesh india Andhra pradesh exists with a population of 49,386,799 and was formed 1 October 1953(carved out of Madras State as Andhra State), 1 November 1956(first established including Telangana),2 June 2014 (re-organised excluding Telangana). Has a literacy rate of 67.41 speaking its official language telugu.

ap government The AP Government comprises of a Governor-E. S. L. Narasimhan,Chief Minister-Nara Chandrababu Naidu (TDP),Legislature-Bicameral (175 + 58 seats),Lok sabha constituencies-25,High Court-High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad.

andhra pradesh capital The capital city of andhra pradesh is Hyderabad, Amaravati (proposed)
Largest city of AP is Visakhapatnam with districts spread 13.

Some Amazing Facts about AP

  • Telugu, the official language of Andhra Pradesh, was described by Englishmen as the “Italian of the East ” for its sweetness.
  • Potti Sriramulu fasted for over 50 days, for achieving the State of Andhra, and lost his life in the process. His sacrifice became instrumental in the linguistic re-organisation of States.
  • Pingali Venkayya, who designed the Indian National Flag, was born in Bhatlapenumarru, in the Krishna district. He served in the British Indian army during the Anglo-Boer wars in South Africa.
  • Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of rice in the country. It also accounts for about 55% of the country’s production of castor, and about 94% of Virginia tobacco.
  • Nagarjunasagaris the world’s tallest masonry dam, at a height of 124 metres, and creates a reservoir holding up to 11,472 million cubic metres.
  • In the late 18th century, the single largest source of revenue for the East India Company came from the hundi in Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala.
  • The famous Ongole Bull looks similar to Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. It’s said all the stone sculptures of Nandi in all temples are modelled after the Ongole Bull.
  • The Ramappa Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) located in the Warangal district is probablythe only temple in India named after a sculptor, instead of the presiding deity.
  • Golconda, near Hyderabad was India’s richest diamond mine. It produced renowned diamonds like: the Koh-i-Noor, the Darya-e-Nur, the Nur-Ul-Ain, the Hope diamond and the Regent diamond.
  • The Salarjung Museum located in Hyderabad, houses the biggest one-man collections of antiques in the world.
  • The world’s longest wardrobe can be found at Purana Haveli, Hyderabad. The wardrobe belongs to Mahbub Ali Pasha, who is said never to have worn the same thing twice.