Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is located in the southern peninsula of India & has a coast line of 974 km. It is considered to be among the top 10 largest states in the country. Andhra Pradesh is known for its pristine beaches, sacred places of worship, lush green forests, spicy cuisine & hospitable people. In 2019 (as of December 2019), domestic tourist arrivals in the state stood at 195.8 million, while foreign tourist arrivals stood at 0.23 million. The state of Andhra Pradesh is bound by Chhattisgarh on the north, Odisha on the northeast, Telangana & Karnataka on the west, Tamil Nadu on the south & the Bay of Bengal on the east. The erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh has been bifurcated into two states, Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra), by the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 or the Telangana Act. Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Guntur, Kakinada, Ongole, Nellore & Kurnool are some of the key cities in the state. At current prices, Andhra Pradesh’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) was estimated at US$ 154.62 billion in 2018-19. Between 2011-12 and 2019-20, the average annual GSDP growth rate was 19.05 per cent. According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), FDI inflows in Andhra Pradesh between April 2000 and June 2019 reached US$ 18.75 billion. As of November 2019, the state had 20 operational SEZs, 32 SEZs with formal approvals, four SEZs with in-principle approval and 27 notified SEZs. These SEZs were spread across diversified sectors which include textiles & apparel, food processing, footwear & leather products, multi-product, pharma, IT SEZs, etc.

Capital: Hyderabad
Geographical Area (sq km): 160, 205
Literacy rate: 67.4 Per cent
State Language: Telugu, Urdu, Hindu, Tamil, Kannada & Oriya

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