Important facts of Andhra Pradesh General Knowledge
Andhra Pradesh is the first state to form in the basis of language in India. In this post I covered some useful data about Andhra Pradesh. It is the largest states of south India. The major facts of this state are provided below. These information or general knowledge of this state are very important for the upcoming various govt jobs exams like railway, ssc, bank cgl and others.
Formation: 1st November, 1956. In 2014 according to Andhra Pradesh Act, this state divided into two states Andhra Pradesh and Telengana.
Area: The total area of Andhra Pradesh is 162970 sq Kilometer. It is the fourth largest area by land among all the states of South India.
Population: Total population is 943,86,800 according to 2011 census of India.
Population Density: This state has a population density of 308 per sq km.
Sex Ratio: 933
Literacy Rate: According to 2011 census the literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh is approximately 67.6 percent.
Official Language: Official language of this state is Telugu. Other languages spoken here are Urdu, Hindi.
Chief Minister: N Chandrababu Naidu
Governor: E S L Narasimhan
Number of District: There are total 13 districts are here. Among then Anantapur is the largest district having area about 19,130 sq km.
Largest city: Visakhapatnam is the largest city having land area around 540 sq km. It is one of the most important port of India.
Emblem: Poorna Kumbha
State Animal: Blackbuck is the state animal of Andhra Pradesh.
State Birds: Indian Roller is the state birds of this state.
State Flower: Water Lily is the state flower of this district.
Known for/as: Andhra Pradesh is known as the ‘Kohinoor of India‘ and ‘Bowl of Asia‘.
Famous Dances: Kuchipudi is one of the famous dance of India. This is the main dance of this state. other dances are Dappu, Bhamakalpam.
Famous Festivals: Maha Sivaratri, Rama Navami, Ugadi, Pongal, vinayak Chavitti etc are the major festivals of Andhra Pradesh.
Famous Temples: Tirupati Temple, Birla Mandir, Thousand Pillar, Suryanarayana Temple, Kurma Temple etc are the famous temples.
Important Tribes: Savara, Gadaba, Khonds, Koya, Konda Reddis etc tribes are found here.
Rivers: Most important river are Godavari and Krishna. Other rivers are Penner, Musi.
Mountains or Hills: Pirunulo, Kishora Gutta, Maisama, Top Konda, Chintaikot, Enkiolni Gutta, ArmaKonda, Tirumala, Eastern Ghat etc.
Highest Peak: ArmaKonda is the highest peak of Andhra Pradesh.
Important Dams: Nagarjuna Sagar is the most important dam in here. It is constructed on Krishna river. It is considered as the world’s tallest masonry dam. Kalyani, Veligallu Dan, Prakasam Barrage etc are also major dams.
Important Power plants: Simhadri Supar Power Plant, Dr. Narla Tatarao Tps.
Industries: Major industries are Pearl jewellery, sugar, textile, tobacco etc.
Minerals: Limestone is the major minerals. About India’s 33 percent limestone reserved here. Other minerals are Uranium Bauxite, copper, Diamonds, oil, coal, Natural Gas etc.
Agriculture: Rice, Sugar cane, maize, Bajra, etc. Rice is the main food of the people of Andhra Pradesh.
National Parks: Sri Venkateswara National Park and Papikonda National Park are popular in Andhra Pradesh.
Lakes: Kolleru Lake, Pulicat Lake. Kolleru Lake is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in India.
» Andhra Pradesh has the second largest coast line among all state of India. It is 970 KM long.
» Godavari forms one of the biggest river basin. This river is called the Dakshin Ganga.
» Telugu movie production is probably the largest film production facility in the world holding a Guinness World Record.
» Visakhapatnam being a natural harbor in India, is an important Head quarters of Eastern Naval Command.
» Pingali Venkayya, who is the designer of Indian National flag is from Andhra Pradesh. This state is called ‘Italian of the East’ by Englishmen.
» Most numbers (3 out of 13) of Indian president come form this state. They are Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (1962), V.V. Giri (1969) and Neelam Sanjiva Reddy.