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After Telangana became a separate state, Naidu, the chief of the TDP became chief minister on 8 June 2014, for the new state of Andhra Pradesh. The temples are the location of mural paintings of the Vijayanagara kings, Dravidian art, and inscriptions. Anantapur city is governed by Municipal Corporation which comes under Anantapur Metropolitan Region.The Anantapur city is located in Andhra Pradesh state of India. [174] The Howrah–Chennai main line which runs through the state is proposed to be upgraded into a high-speed rail corridor through the Diamond Quadrilateral project of the Indian Railways.[175][176]. General Elections are due to be held in Andhra Pradesh on 11 April 2019 to elect representatives for 17th Lok Sabha. Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains and the people who declined to state their religion make up the remaining portion of population.[92]. Discovery of a large quantity of natural gas in KG Basin is expected to provide rapid economic growth. 19 February 1804. [16] Andhra Pradesh is the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India on 1 October 1953. [201] There are 18 state universities in the districts providing higher education in horticulture, law, medical, technology, Vedic and veterinary. Cherukuri Lenin (1985 or 1986 – 24 October 2010) was an Indian archer and coach who won a silver medal at the Asian Grand Prix in Malaysia and was a national archery coach. The capital of both Andhra Pradesh … Modern Carnatic music composers and singers like Ghantasala, Sujatha Puligella and M. Balamuralikrishna are also of Telugu descent. Most of the coastal plains are put to intense agricultural use. The state is home to various religious pilgrim destinations such as, Tirumala Temple, Simhachalam Temple, Annavaram, Srisailam temple, Kanaka Durga Temple, Amaravati, Srikalahasti, Shahi jamia masjid in Adoni, Gunadala Church in Vijayawada, Buddhist centres at Amaravati, and Nagarjuna Konda.[168]. Lambadi, Koya, Savara, Konda, Gadaba and a number of other languages are spoken by the Scheduled Tribes of the state. Hence, the population of Andhra Pradesh in 2019 is expected to be 53.612 Million + 0.4824 Million = 54.0944 Million. [136], Andhra Pradesh has rich culture and heritage. Languages of Andhra Pradesh, excluding Telangana (2011)[87], Telugu is the official language of Andhra Pradesh, which is also the mother tongue of nearly 90% of the population. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Rao's son-in-law, came to power in 1995 with the backing of a majority of the MLAs. The Qutb Shahi dynasty held sway over the Andhra country for about two hundred years from the early part of the sixteenth century to the end of the seventeenth century.[67]. Andhra Pradesh comprises three regions: Coastal Andhra, Uttarandhra and Rayalaseema. The estuaries of the Godavari and Krishna Rivers support rich mangrove forests with fishing cats and otters as keystone species.[79]. "[94] The ancient Buddhist sites in the lower Krishna Valley, including Amaravati, Nagarjunakonda and Jaggayyapeta "can be traced to at least the third century BCE, if not earlier. [214], Krishnam Raju Gadiraju of Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, is a four-time world record holder. [131], The state is a pioneer nationwide in solar power generation. The climate of Andhra Pradesh varies considerably, depending on the geographical region. Visakhapatnam is the largest city in Andhra Pradesh.It is situated on the bank of the Bay of Bengal in the northeast part of the state. [197] The central universities are All India Institute of Medical Sciences, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIT Tirupati, NIT Tadepalligudem, IIITDM Kurnool,[198] Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy,[199] NIDV, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, IIIT Sri City, IISER Tirupati, Agriculture University, Guntur and IIFT Kakinada. [64][65], Harihara and Bukka, who served as treasury officers of the Kakatiyas of Warangal, founded the Vijayanagara Empire. - Out Growths), Annamacharya statue, Tallapaka, Rajampet, Kadapa, Raghavendra Swamy Temple, Mantralayam, Kurnool, Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, Vontimitta, Kadapa, Ganta Stambham [Clock Tower], Vizianagaram. [211] It is India's primary orbital launch site. Total population of rural areas of Andhra Pradesh state was 56,361,702. The state's natural attractions include the beaches of Visakhapatnam, hill stations such as the Araku Valley and Horsley Hills, and the delta of Konaseema in the Godavari River delta. The Tummalapalle Uranium mine in Andhra has confirmed 49,000 tonnes (48,000 long tons; 54,000 short tons) of ore and there are indications that it could hold reserves totaling three times its current size. Party wise candidates General Election 2019. [149][dead link][150], Many composers of Carnatic music like Annamacharya, Kshetrayya, and Bhadrachala Ramadas were of Telugu descent. 2019 Indian general election in Andhra Pradesh ... 49.15% 39.59% 0.96% Andhra Pradesh. BJP’s National Secretary Sunil Deodhar asserted that the the “saffron’s first stop in Andhra Pradesh is Tirupati.” He was speaking at a rally following an executive meeting of BJP members in Tirupati. [72] The new state of Telangana came into existence on 2 June 2014 after approval from the President of India. [154] Gurazada Apparao wrote the play Kanyasulkam in 1892, often considered the greatest play in the Telugu language. [45] The Andhra Ikshvakus, with their capital at Vijayapuri, succeeded the Satavahanas in the Krishna River valley in the latter half of the 2nd century. Population of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 was 49,634,314 after bifurcation. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with estimated population of 23.79 crores in 2019. Bureau of Economics and Statistics was constituted in 1956 by clubbing the Statistical branch of Board of Revenue of the erstwhile Andhra State and the Bureau of Economics and Statistics of the erstwhile Hyderabad State. India's lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 was launched from the centre at 6:22 AM IST on 22 October 2008. The state has several beaches in its coastal districts such as Rushikonda, Mypadu, Suryalanka etc. There are many multi-state irrigation projects under development, including Godavari River Basin Irrigation Projects and Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. [6], There are 24,738,068 male and 24,648,731 female citizens—a sex ratio of 996 females per 1000 males, higher than the national average of 926 per 1000. Hyderabad will remain as a joint capital for not exceeding ten years. [116][117] The state has three Agricultural Economic Zones in Chittoor district for mango pulp and vegetables, Krishna district for mangoes, Guntur district for chilies. [51][52], Kakatiyas ruled Andhra Pradesh state for nearly two hundred years and constructed several forts. The Golconda Sultans fought for the fort in 1531, 1536 and 1579, and Sultan Quli Qutb Shah captured it in 1579, renaming it Murtuzanagar. Proposals to upgrade Vijayawada, Kakinada and Rajamahendravaram into Greater Municipal Corporations are under consideration for a long time. National Highway 16 (India) passes through Andhra Pradesh. Harikatha was originated in Andhra. [159] In the years 2005, 2006 and 2008, the Telugu film industry produced the largest number of films in India, exceeding the number of films produced in Bollywood. Rajahmundry is a city situated in Andhra Pradesh and it is placed on the banks of the Godavari River. (M - Municipality, M.Corp - Municipal Corporation, O.G. The Telugu Desam Party won both the assembly and Lok Sabha election in 1999 under the leadership of Chandrababu Naidu. The Telugu film culture (also known as "Tollywood") is the second-largest film industry in India next to the Bollywood film industry. Gangavaram Port is a deep seaport which can accommodate ocean liners up to 200,000–250,000 DWT. [26][clarification needed] The region also derives its name from Satavahanas who are also known as Andhras, the earliest kings of Andhra Pradesh and India. In the 2019 elections, YSR's son Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR Congress Party (founded in 2011) became chief minister with a resounding mandate by winning 151 out of 175 seats. Mining is identified as one of the growth engines for the overall development of industry and infrastructure. He is a speedsolver and Unicyclist. State of Andhra Pradesh In 2014, the State of Telangana was split from Andhra Pradesh. [1], Visakhapatnam is the most populated city with a population of 2,035,922 after merger of surrounding towns of Gajuwaka, Bheemunipatnam and Anakapalle Municipalities into Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (VMC) and it was upgraded to Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). In the Parliament of India, Andhra Pradesh has 11 seats in the Rajya Sabha, and 25 seats in the Lok Sabha. As of 2011[update] Census of India, the residual state had a population of 49,386,799 with a population density of 308/km2 (800/sq mi). The overall population of the state comprises 17.1% of Scheduled Caste and 5.3% of Scheduled Tribe population. 60 percent of the population is engaged in agriculture and related activities. [39][40][41], The Assaka Mahajanapada, one of the sixteen Vedic Mahajanapadas, included Andhra, Maharashtra and Telangana. On a hillock known as Kurma Saila ('tortoise-shaped hill') are other temples to Papanatheswara, Raghunatha, Srirama, and Durga. 26,838. The Eastern Ghats are a major dividing line in the state's geography. [119], Livestock and poultry is also another profitable business, which involves rearing cattle in enclosed areas for commercial purposes. [212], The 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.[213]. However, Komaram Bheem, a tribal leader, started his fight against the erstwhile Asaf Jahi Dynasty for the liberation of Hyderabad State. These 13 districts are further divided into 50 revenue divisions. [109], As of 2014, the Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh is the lower house of the state with 175 members and the Legislative Council is the upper house with 58 members. As per 2018, it is the fifth most crowded city in the state with around 540,825 individuals. [171], Andhra Pradesh[172] has a total broad gauge railway route of 3,703.25 km (2,301.09 mi) and has no metre gauge railway. They continued to rule under the protection of the Chola Empire until 1189 CE when the kingdom succumbed to the Hoysalas and the Yadavas. The races Caucasoid, Mongoloid, A… He was succeeded by two other Congressmen, the last resigning over the impending division of Telangana. However, post bifurcation from Telangana, the state is expected to reach 91.1% by 2021. Therefore, the population of Hyderabad in 2019 is 11.572 Million + 0.6744 Million = 12.2464 Million. The state government owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is the major public bus transport, which runs thousands of buses connecting different parts of the state. [132] The state has become power surplus with excess power generation being exported to other states. [12] It is the seventh-largest state by area covering an area of 162,975 km2 (62,925 sq mi)[6] and tenth-most populous state with 49,386,799 inhabitants. Therefore, each year it has been noticed that the population increases by around 0.4824 Million. District wise population of Andhra Pradesh. Four important rivers of India, the Godavari, Krishna, Penna, and Thungabhadra flow through the state and provide irrigation. In 2004, Congress returned to power with a new chief ministerial face, YS Rajashekara Reddy, better known as YSR. Folk songs are very important and popular in the many rural areas of the state. The Nizam wanted to retain the independence of the Princely Hyderabad State from India, but the people of the region launched a movement to join the Indian Union. 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