Static GK: Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state in the southeastern coastal region of India. Andhra Pradesh is the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India on 1 October 1953. Early inhabitants were known as the Andhra’s, tracing their history to the Vedic period when they were mentioned in the 8th century BCE Rigvedic text Aitareya Brahmana. According to the Aitareya Brahmana, the Andhra’s left North India from the banks of river Yamuna and migrated to South India.

Andhra State was a state in India created in 1953 from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State. The state was made up of these two distinct cultural regions – Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra. Andhra State did not include all Telugu-speaking areas, as it excluded some in Hyderabad State. Under the State Reorganisation Act of 1956, Andhra State was merged with the Telugu-speaking regions of Hyderabad State to form Andhra Pradesh.

CapitalHyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Amaravati, Kurnool
Area1,60,200 km sq.
Number of Districts13
  Largest city Visakhapatnam
  Major IndustriesHandicrafts & Handlooms
State FlowerWater lily, Nelumbo
State FruitMango
State AnimalBlackbuck
State BirdIndian Roller
State GameKabaddi
State TreeNeem
State DanceAndhra Natyam is a classical dance
State FestivalUgadi or the Telugu New Year in March/April, Sri Rama Navami celebrated in March/April 9 days after Ugadi
First in State Chief MinisterNeelam Sanjiva Reddy (1965)
First GovernorShri C.M. Trivedi 01-10-1953 to 31-07-1957
Name of the ConstitutionGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
Assembly constituency177
Parliamentary constituency25

Nick Name of Districts:

Name of DistrictStateCity
City of PearlsOregonPortland
City of NizamsHyderabadAnantapur
World Capital of Biryani
HITECH CityTelanganaHyderabad


Cuddapah AirportCuddapah
Sri Sathya Sai AirportPuttaparthi
Rajahmundry AirportMadhurapudi
Tirupati AirportRenigunta
Vijayawada AirportVijayawada
Visakhapatnam AirportVisakhapatnam

Thermal Power Plant:

Thermal Power PlantsLocation
Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant (Central)Visakhapatnam
Dr Narla Tatarao TPS (State)Vijayawada
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station (State)Kadapa
Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station (Joint)Nellore

Hydro Power Plants:

Hydro Power PlantsLocation
Lower Sileru Hydroelectric ProjectKhammam
Machkund Hydroelectric ProjectKoraput
Nagarjunasagar Hydroelectric ProjectNalgonda
Penna Ahobilam Hydroelectric ProjectAnantapur
Pulichintala Hydroelectric ProjectPrakasam/Guntur
Srisailam Hydroelectric ProjectMahabubnagar
Tungabhadra Hydroelectric ProjectBellary
Upper Sileru Hydroelectric ProjectVisakhapatnam

Nuclear Power Plant:

Nuclear Power PlantLocation

National Parks:

National ParksNearest City
Sri Venkateswara National ParkTirupati
Rajiv Gandhi National ParkMysore
Papikonda National ParkEast and West Godavari

Park Name:

Park NameLocation
NagarjunasagarSrisailam Wildlife Sanctuary

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life SanctuaryLocation
Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam WLSPrakasam,Kurnool, Guntur, Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar
Gundla Brahmeswaram WLS30 km from Nandyal and 100 km from Kurnool
Sri Penusila Narasimha WLSNellore

Stadium Name:

Stadium NameSportLocation
ACA-VDCA StadiumCricketVisakhapatnam
Indira Priyadarshini StadiumOne-day match onlyVisakhapatnam

Fort Name:

S.NoFort Name
1.Golconda Fort
2.Bhongir Fort
3.Penukonda Fort

Palace Name:

S.NoPalace Name
1.Chowmahalla Palace
5.S.Pardha Saradhi


1.Purani Haveli
2.Warangal Fort
3.Osmania University
4.Paigah Tombs
5.Monuments in Hyderabad
6.Falaknuma Palace
7.Golconda Fort
8.Bhongir Fort


1.Kailasa GiriVisakhapatnam
3.Gandhi HillVijayawada
5.Darga KondaVisakhapatnam

River Name:

River NameLocation
KrishnaVijayawada, Sangli
WaingangaBalaghat, Bhandara
TungabhadraHampi, Hospet, Mantralayam, Kurnool

Dam Name:

Dam NameLocation
Nagarjuna Sagar DamNalgonda
Srisailam DamMahbubnagar
Prakasham Barrage‎Vijayawada
Dowleswaram BarrageBobbarlanka‎
Polavaram DamAnguluru‎
Jalaput DamJalaput
Tatipudi DamTatipudi

Lake Name:

Lake NameLocation
Srisailam, PapikondaluRajahmundry
Pulicat Lake & SanctuaryNear Srikalahasti
Kolleru Lake & SanctuaryNear Vijayawada
Tatipudi ReservoirNear Vizag

Temple Name:

Temple NameLocation
Diguva Mangalagiri TempleGuntur
Bhadrachalam TempleBhadradri Kothagudem
Srisailam Lord Shiva TempleSrisailam
Kanaka Durga TempleVijayawada
Mallikarjuna SwamySrisailam
Mahanandi TempleKurnool District
Lepakshi TempleLepakshi
Tirumala Venkateswara TempleTirupati
Yaganti TempleYaganti
Ahobilam TempleAhobilam
Paritala Anjaneya TempleParitala
Simhachalam TempleVisakhapatnam
Kanipakam Vinayaka TempleKanipakam
Madhavaraya TempleGandikota
Mangalagiri TempleMangalagiri
Srikalahasteeswara TempleSrikalahasti
Kanaka Maha Lakshmi TempleVisakhapatnam
Gollalamamidada Rama TempleEast Godavari District

Dress Code:

Dress Code
WomenSari and Blouse
MenDhoti and Kurta

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