Andhra Pradesh -Important Points
1- Andhra Pradesh has often been called the ‘food bowl of the south.’
2-Andhra Pradesh is situated on the south eastern coast of India and is the eighth largest state in India.
3-Andhra Pradesh has varied topography; Telangana, Orissa and Chhattisgarh are in north of it, Bay of Bengal is in east, Tamil Nadu in south and Karnataka in west.
4- Andhra Pradesh has two important rivers flowing through it, Godavari and Krishna
5-Andhra Pradesh has the second largest coastline in India.
6-The earliest mention of the Andhras was mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana and it was called Dakshina Pandit during those days.
7-Andhra state was merged with the Telugu speaking area of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh was created in 1965.
8-Yanam was merged with Puducherry in 1963.
9-The state of Andhra Pradesh currently has thirteen districts after the recent bifurcation.
10-The names of thirteen districts are Anantapur, Chitoor, East Godavari, Guntur, Nellore, Kadapa, Kurnool, Krishna, Srikakulam, Prakasam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and West Godavari.
11-The state of Andhra Pradesh accounts for 22% share of the total marine exports.
12-Andhra Pradesh is known as the Koh-i-Noor of India.
13-The city of Visakhapatnam has many beaches such as R.K. Beach, Lawsons Bay Beach etc.
14- The Borra Caves are also situated near Visakhapatnam city and it is famous for its million year old stalactite and stalagmite formation.
15-The Araku Valley is a famous hill station which is rich in biodiversity and has coffee plantations and waterfalls.
16- Horsley Hills is also a famous hill station.
17-One of largest freshwater lakes in India is the Kolleru Lake and it is situated between the Krishna and the Godavari Delta.
18-The state has two major rivers flowing through it and they are Godavari and Krishna.
19-Godavari flows through Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Orissa
20-Krishna is the second largest river and it flows from Maharashtra for 780kms before it reaches Andhra Pradesh.
21-Pennar, Nagavali, Vamsadhara, Tungabhadra, Manjeera, Swarnamukji, Pranahita etc are small rivers.
22-In Coastal Andhra the staple food is rice and seafood.
23-Kuchipudi is of the most famous dance forms in Andhra Pradesh.