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State Information – Andhra Pradesh (GK)

   Andhra Pradesh

CAPITAL : Hyderabad (from 2024, Amaravati). 

ESTABLISHED : November 1st, 1956 and June 2nd, 2014.

Image Credit : Wikipedia

CHIEF MINISTER : Nara Chandrababu Nayudu.

1st CM : Tanguturi Prakasham.

GOVERNOR : E S L Narasimhan.

RULING PARTY : Telugu Desam Party.

HIGH COURT : Hyderabad.

DISTRICTS : 13

LANGUAGES : Telugu, Hindi, Urdu.

POPULATION(2011) : 4, 93, 86, 799 (10th)

Male = 2, 47, 38, 068 & Female = 2, 46, 48, 731

Male : Female = 1000 : 996.

AREA : 1, 60, 200 sq km (8th)

DENSITY: 308 per km2.

LITERACY (2011) : 67. 41%.

ASSEMBLY : Bicameral Assembly Seats = 175 & Legislative Council = 54.

LOKSABHA : 25

RAJYASABHA : 11

BOUNDARY STATES : Telangana, Yanam ( Puducherry), Chattisgarh, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bay of Bengal (sea)



STATE ANIMAL : Krishna Jinka (Black buck).

STATE BIRD : Palapitta (Indian Roller).

STATE TREE : Neem.

STATE FLOWER : Water Lily.

STATE DANCE 

Kuchipudi

Changu (Folk Dance)

Dhaman (Folk Dance)

Butta Bommalu (Folk Dance)

Tappeta Gullu (Folk Dance)

Lambadi (Folk Dance)

Dhimsa (Folk Dance)

Chindu (Folk Dance)

TEMPLES 

Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple (Tirupati)

Mallikarjun Swami Temple (Sri Sailam)

Ahobila Temple/Caves

Simhachalam Temple

Lepakshi Temple

Mahsthupa (Amaravati).

FESTIVALS 

Ugadi – Telugu new year

Sankranti

Dasara

Vinayaka Chaviti

Deepavali

Vasantotsavam

Maha Shivaratri

Attla Taddi

Bakrid

Ramdan

Christamas

RIVERS : Godavari, Krishna, Thungabhadra, Penna.



LAKES : Pulicat Lake, Kolleru Lake, Nagarjun Sagar Lake, (Kolleru Lake & Pulicat Lake are two major lakes for number of migratory birds in India)

POWER PLANTS 

Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant

Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station

Nagarjun Sagar Hydel Power Plant

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy Sagar Hydel Power Plant

Upper & Lower Sileru Hydel Power Plant

Tungabhadra Hydel Power Plant

Nellore Thermal Power Plant

Vijayawada Thermal Power Plant

Muddanur Thermal Power Plant.

PROJECTS/ DAMS : Srisailam Dam (Krishna river), Sriram Sagar Reservoir (Godavari), Dindi Reservoir (Krishna)

NATIONAL PARKS & SANCTUARIES 

Sri Venkateswara National Park

Rajiv Gandhi National Park.

Mrugavani National Park

Coringa Wild Life Sanctuary

Kolleru Wild Life Sanctuary

Nellapattu Wild Life Sanctuary

Pulicat Lake Wild Life Sanctuary

Rollapadu Wild Life Sanctuary

Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam) Wild Life Sanctuary

Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary – Uppalapadu

Andhra Pradesh Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park

Telineelapuram Bird Sanctuary – Srikakulam

Telukunchi Bird Sanctuary – Srikakulam

Atapaka Bird Sanctuary – Kolleru Lake.

MAIN CITIES 

Vijayawada (Krishna River)

Vishakhapatnam

Guntur

Nellore

Kurnool

Kadapa

Kakinada

Vizianagaram

Nandyal

Machilipatnam

Tenali

Hindupur

Guntakal

Madanapalle.

AIRPORTS : Vishakapatnam Airport – Vishakapatnam, Rajamandri.

MISCELLANEOUS

Indian Institute of Management (IIM)                                           Vishakapatnam.

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)                            Mangalagiri, Guntur

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER)           Tirupathi

Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology                 Anatapur district

Vishakapatnam International Airport                                             Vishakapatnam

Rajamandry Airport                                                                        Rajamandry

Tirupati Airport                                                                               Tirupati

Gannavaram Airport                                                                       Vijayawada

Apca – Vdca Stadium                                                                     Visakhakapatnam

Indira Gandhi Stadium                                                                    Vijayawada



Andhra Pradesh is called, the Rice Bowl of India.

Swasthya Vidya Vahini Scheme :  Andhra Pradesh state launched a health education program by name Swasthya Vidya Vahini, program aimed to develop a disease – free state.

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