Pradesh is the third largest state in India situated on the south-eastern
coast of India. Andhra Pradesh is called the Rice Bowl of India. Historically
the region comprising the state was known as Andhraapatha, Andhradesa,
Andhraavani, and Andhra vishaya. Andhra region witnessed the rule
of Chandragupta Maurya during which it established itself as an independent
kingdom. Andhra Pradesh was formed from Andhra State on November 1,
The state located in South India, is bounded by Tamil Nadu in the
south, Maharashtra in the North and North-West, Madhya Pradesh in
the North-East, Karnataka in the West, and the Bay of Bengal in the
East. Its capital and largest city is Hyderabad. The State has the
second longest coastline (972 km) among all the States in Indial.
Andhra Pradesh(AP) is devided into three regions, namely Coastal Andhra,
Rayalaseema and Telangana. Andhra Pradesh has 23 districts. Telugu
is the regional and official language of the state. Telugu is the
second largest spoken language in India. The other languages spoken
here are English, Urdu and Hindi.
The climate of Andhra Pradesh varies considerably, depending on the
geographical region. The major role in determining the climate of
the state is played by monsoons. Summers last from March to June.
In the coastal plain the summer temperatures are generally higher
than the rest of the state, with temperature ranging between 20°C
275,608 km2 (106,413 sq mi)
Maa Telugu Thalliki
Telugu person of the day
(Vema Reddy) was a 14th century Telugu poet. His poems were written in the popular vernacular of Telugu, and are known for their use of simple language and native idioms.