[128] For the benefit of state i.e., after separating Telangana from Andhra, people of Andhra protested for special status during January in 2017, Andhra Pradesh is one of the storehouses of mineral resources in India. [57], The Vijayanagara Empire originated in the Deccan Plateau region in the early 14th century. [88][89] The Minister of Tourism and Culture has declared Telugu a Classical Language. Andhra Pradesh: Formation of new districts to take place next year; CPM party asks Andhra Pradesh govt to cancel public opinion on Vizag–Chennai Petro Industrial Corridor [27] Early peoples supported local art culture by building temples and sculptures of the Buddhist monuments in the state. After the unification with Telangana, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy became the first chief minister. The Eastern Ghats are a major dividing line in the state's geography. Later the Nizam rulers of Hyderabad ceded five territories to the British that eventually became the Rayalaseema region. The industrial sector of the state includes some of the key sectors like pharmaceutical, automobile, textiles etc. The state is also emerging in information technology and biotechnology. Andhra Pradesh (India) Distance Chart (Distance Table): For your quick reference, below is a Distance Chart or Distance Table of distances between some of the major cities in Andhra Pradesh (India). The state has a total road network of 53,403 km (33,183 mi), of which 6,401 km (3,977 mi) of National highways, 14,722 km (9,148 mi) of state highways and 32,280 km (20,060 mi) of district roads. Near the temple complex is a large granite Nandi bull. 19 February 1804. GITAM, K L University and Vignan University are the Deemed Universities in the state. Andhra Pradesh ranks tenth of all Indian States in the Human Development Index scores[85] with a score of 0.416. [60] During the Vijayanagara Empire, the Pemmasani Nayaks controlled parts of Andhra Pradesh and had large mercenary armies that were the vanguard of the Vijayanagara Empire in the sixteenth century. https://www.census2011.co.in/census/state/districtlist/andhra+pradesh.html [96][97] A. K. Warder holds that "the Mahāyāna originated in the south of India and almost certainly in the Andhra country. Musunuri Nayaks led a confederation of Nayakas to overthrow the rule of the Delhi Sultanate in Telugu lands. The largest city and commercial hub of the state, Visakhapatnam being the executive capital while Amaravati and Kurnool serve as legislative and judicial capitals respectively. When the state was first created, Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu, became the chief minister. The icon links to further information about a selected place including its population structure (gender, urbanization, population group, literacy (a7+), activity status (a7+)). According to the Aitareya Brahmana, the Andhras left North India from the banks of river Yamuna and migrated to South India. The vegetation found in the state is largely of dry deciduous types with a mixture of teak, Terminalia, Dalbergia, Pterocarpus, Anogeissus, etc. [135], Thermal (natural gas and coal based) and renewable power plants totaling to 21,000 MW were installed in the state by the year 2015. Coastal Andhra is divided into 9 districts: East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and Visakhapatnam. Taking a cue from Telangana state which had formed its new districts soon after its formation in 2014, new districts are finally going to be formed in AP under Jagan's rule. In the Parliament of India, Andhra Pradesh has 11 seats in the Rajya Sabha, and 25 seats in the Lok Sabha. As per 2011 census of India, the state is tenth largest by population with 49,386,799 inhabitants. 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