Andhra Pradesh

State in south-eastern India

Andhra Pradesh is a state in the south-eastern coastal region of India. It is the seventh-largest state by area covering an area of 162,975 km2 (62,925 sq mi) and tenth-most populous state with 49,386,799 inhabitants. It is bordered by Telangana to the north-west, Chhattisgarh to the north, Odisha to the north-east, Tamil Nadu to the south, Karnataka to the west and the Bay of Bengal to the east. It has the second longest coastline in India after Gujarat, of about 974 km (605 mi). Andhra Pradesh is the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India on 1 October 1953. The state was once a major Buddhist pilgrimage site in the country and a Buddhist learning center which can be seen in many sites in the state in the form of ruins, chaityas and stupas It is also known as the land of the world-famous diamond Koh-i-Noor and many other globally known diamonds due to their source in its Kollur Mine. It is also known as the "rice bowl of India" for being a major producer of rice in India. Its official language is Telugu; one of the classical languages of India, the fourth most spoken language in India and the 11th-most spoken language in the world.

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Describing the alleged attacks on Telugu Desam Party offices as "state sponsored terrorism", the party supremo N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday called for a..
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Top CPI (Maoist) central committee leader Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna is believed to have died in the forests of Chhattisgarh, according to sources. He..
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Besides Mundra, other port terminals operated by APSEZ which handle container cargo include Hazira port in Gujarat in addition to Krishnapatnam in Andhra..
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