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Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state bordering India’s southeastern coast. Major cultural landmarks include Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, an ornate hilltop shrine to Hindu’s Vishnu, in the southern part of the state. It’s visited by tens of millions of pilgrims annually. The major northern port of Visakhapatnam has popular beaches like Ramakrishna and Rishikonda lining the Bay of Bengal, offering spots for swimming and surfing.

Andhra Pradesh
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Quick Facts
Capital Amaravati(defacto)
Hyderabad (de jure)
Government Indian State
Currency Indian rupee (INR)
Area 162,970 km2
Population 49,386,799(2011 est.)
Language Official: Telugu
Regionally Spoken: Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, and Oriya
Religion Hinduism 91.25%, Islam 7.9%, Christianity 1.51%, Other 0.155%
Electricity 230V/50Hz, Indian (Old British)/European plugs
Time Zone UTC +5:30

Andhra Pradesh is a state in Southern India. It lies in the southeastern region of India, with the Bay of Bengal on the east and shares boundaries with Telangana in the north-west, Chhattisgarh in the north, Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) in the north-east, Tamil Nadu in the south and Karnataka in the west. Andhra Pradesh is the seventh largest state in India covering an area of 162,970 sq km (62,920 sq mi).

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