23 Facts About Andhra


Andhra Pradesh was the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India on 1 October 1953.

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On 1 November 1956, Andhra State was merged with the Telugu-speaking areas of the Hyderabad State to form Andhra Pradesh.

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Andhra Pradesh 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 monastery ruins, chaityas and stupas.

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The economy of Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest in India, with a gross state domestic product of 8.

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Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken the initiative for including the "Lepakshi Group of Monuments" among the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India.

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In 2017, Government of Andhra Pradesh began operating from the newly planned capital city Amaravati.

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The majority of the people in Andhra Pradesh are Hindus while Muslims constitute a sizeable minority.

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Andhra was replaced by Janardhan Reddy in 1990, who was replaced by Kotla Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy in 1992.

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In 1994, Andhra Pradesh gave a mandate to the Telugu Desam Party again, and Rao became the Chief Minister again.

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Andhra won the 2009 elections, but shortly afterward was killed in a helicopter crash in September of that year.

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Andhra Pradesh is investing in building infrastructure in the state such as highways and making every service of the government digital.

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Andhra Pradesh is one of the storehouses of mineral resources in India.

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Andhra Pradesh is listed at the top in the deposit and production of mica in India.

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The Tummalapalle Uranium mine in Andhra has confirmed 49,000 tonnes of ore and there are indications that it could hold reserves totaling three times its current size.

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Kuchipudi, the cultural dance recognized as the official dance form of the state of Andhra Pradesh, originated in the village of Kuchipudi in Krishna district.

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Andhra Pradesh has thirteen geographical indications in categories of agricultural handicrafts, foodstuff and textiles as per Geographical Indications of Goods Act, 1999.

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Andhra is known as Gadya Tikkana and was the author of Telugu social novel, Satyavati Charitam.

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Andhra Pradesh has a total broad-gauge railway route of 3,703.

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Andhra Pradesh has one of the country's largest port at Visakhapatnam in terms of cargo handling.

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The Government of Andhra Pradesh established Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies in 2008 to cater to the education needs of the rural youth of Andhra Pradesh.

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Andhra University is the oldest of the universities in the state, established in 1926.

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Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh is the governing body which looks after the infrastructure development in cricket, field hockey, association football, skating, Olympic weightlifting, chess, water sports, tennis, badminton, table tennis, cycling, etc.

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Andhra won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001, becoming the second Indian to win after Prakash Padukone.

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