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List of topics:-

  • Static GK Andhra Pradesh
  • Nicknames of Andhra Pradesh Cities
  • Important Festivals & Dance of Andhra Pradesh
  • Important Rivers and Dams in Andhra Pradesh
  • Important Lakes in Andhra Pradesh
  •  Important National Parks in Andhra Pradesh
  • Important Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh
  • Important Mountains in Andhra Pradesh
  • Important Temples/Archaeological Monuments/Sites in Andhra Pradesh
  • Important stadiums in Jammu & Kashmir, Important Airports in Andhra Pradesh
  • Important Hydro-Electric Power Stations in Andhra Pradesh

 Andhra Pradesh (एशिया के अंडा का कटोरा)

  Andhra Pradesh is a state bordering India’s south eastern coast. Major cultural landmarks include Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, an ornate hilltop shrine to Hindu’s Vishnu, in the southern part of the state. It’s visited by tens of millions of pilgrims annually. The major northern port of Visakhapatnam has popular beaches like Ramakrishna and Rishikonda lining the Bay of Bengal, offering spots for swimming and surfing.

  • Capital – Amaravati (de facto), Hyderabad (de jure)
  • No of Districts – 13
  • Largest city – Visakhapatnam
  • Governor – E. S. L. Narasimhan
  • Chief Minister – N. Chandrababu Naidu (TDP)
  • Official Language – Telugu
  • Major Industries – Handicrafts & Handlooms
  • Official Dance–  Kuchipudi
  • Official Bird- Indian roller
  • Official Flower–  Blue-Water Lilly
  • Official Fruit – Mango
  • Official Tree- Neem
  • River–  Godavari, Krishna, Penna and Tungabhadra
  • Official Sport- Kabaddi

Nicknames of Andhra Pradesh Cities

City /Town Nicknames/Remarks
Anantpur largest district in the state
Guntur Exports large quantities of chillies and tobacco
Kakinada Pensioner’s Paradise
Piduguralla Lime City
Rajahmundry Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh
Tenali Andhra Paris
Tirupati Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh
 

Visakhapatnam

·         Financial Capital of Andhra Pradesh

·         The Jewel of the East Coast

·         Goa of the East

·         The City of Destiny

 Important Festivals & Dance of Andhra Pradesh

Festivals Dance
Tirupati Festival Kuchipudi
Brahmotsavam Vilasini Natyam
Deccan Festival Andhra Natyam
Lumbini Festival Burrakatha
Maha Shivratri Festival Veeranatyam
Makara Sankranti Butta bommalu
Pongal Tholu Bommalata
Ugadi Festival Dappu
Deepothsavam Lambadi
Atla Tadde Kolatam

 Important Lakes in Andhra Pradesh

Lake Remarks Located in/near
Durgam Cheruvu “Secret Lake” Hyderabad
Hussain Sagar “One Of The Largest Man Made Lakes” Hyderabad
Kambham Lake Rajahmundry, East Godavari District
Kolleru Lake “Largest Fresh Water Lake In The Country” West Godavari District
Nizam Sagar Lake “The Gigantic Masonry Dam” Nizamabad Distric
Pakhal Lake Warangal
Pulicat Lake “Second Largest Brackish Water Lagoon In India” Nellore District
Shamirpet Lake Hyderabad

Important Rivers and Dams in Andhra Pradesh




River Dam Nearest City Remark
Krishna Srisailam Kurnool Gravity & Earth-fill
Nagarjuna Sagar Guntur Gravity & Earth-fill
Parkasam Barrage Guntur Gravity & Earth-fill
 
Godavari Dowleswaram Barrage Rajamundry For irrigation
Polavaram Project Rajamundry For irrigation
 
Machkund River/ Sileru Lower Sileru hydro Visakhapatnam

Khammam

Hydroelectric,Irrigation
Jalaput Dam

 

Visakhapatnam Hydroelectric
 
Pennar Ananthasagarm Dam Atmakur Irrigation
Bahuda Dam Chittoor Irrigation
Chinnarayaswamy Gudi /Chennaraya Dam Anantapur Irrigation
Nagavali Madduvalasa Dam Srikakulam Irrigation
Narayanapuram Dam Srikakulam Irrigation

 Note:- Dams in Andhra Pradesh ( Click Here)

          Important National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh

National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary Special Remarks Located in/near
Alisagar Deer Park It is decorated with hillocks and flower gardens that increase the beauty of park Nizamabad district
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park It has a rich and varied collection of over 80 wild species. Vishakhapatnam
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Vanasthalipuram
Nehru Zoological Park The zoo is the first in India to have lion safari and tiger safari. Hyderabad
Shamirpet Deer Park Bolaram Cantonment, Secunderabad
Sri Venkateshwara National Park Have many waterfalls Cuddapah district
Coringa Sanctuary More than 120 birds species are found. Near Kakinada port
Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary Warangal
Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary Located between Kurnool and Prakasam districts
Kaundinya Sanctuary Near Chittoor
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary Jannaram
Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary Khammam distric
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary It is described as “Peerless Fisherman’s Paradise and Birds heaven” in the Imperial Gazetteer. Vijayawada near Eluru
Krishna Sanctuary Near Avanigadda village
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park Vanasthalipuram
Manjira Bird Sanctuary It supports Riverine habitat. Sangareddy in Medak district
Nelaputta Bird Sanctuary One of the largest pelican habitats in Southeast Asia Nellore district
Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary Warangal
Papikonda Sanctuary Khammam
Pocharam Sanctuary Medak district
Pranahitha Wildlife Sanctuary Adilabad district
Pulicat Sanctuary It is famous as the second largest brackish water lagoon in India along the coast of Bay Bengal. located 60-km from Chennai,
Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary This sanctuary is home for the endangered Great Indian Bustard. Nandikotkuru
Sivaram wildlife Sanctuary Adilabad district
Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam This is the country’s largest tiger Reserves Nagarjunasagar Dam on the Krishna River
SriLanka Malleswara Sanctuary Cuddapah

 Important Mountains in Andhra Pradesh

Mountains Place/near
Innāglūr             Anantapur
Kandenmarai Medak
Kappa Konda Vishākhapatnam
Nishānkonda Prakasam
Pesiduvāripalli Cuddapah
Pochamagat Rangareddi, Telangana
Maisamma Gutta Rangareddi, Telangana
Enkiloni Gutta Rangareddi, Telangana
Chintaikot Warangal

 Important Temples/Archaeological Monuments/Sites in Andhra Pradesh




Temples/Archaeological Monuments/Sites Special Remarks Place/near
Kanaka Durga Temple Most famous temple of Goddess Durga in India Vijayawada
Mallikarjuna Swamy Twelve Jyotirlingas shrine of Lord Shiva in India Srisailam
Mahanandi Temple Temple is very unique because it is like a rough uncut rock, with two cavities. Kurnool
Lepakshi Temple One of the largest Nandi statue in India. Anantapur district
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple Chittoor district
Yaganti Temple Yaganti Temple is one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India. Kurnool District
Ahobilam Temple Ahobilam is very famous in South India and the place where the Lord killed Hiranyakasipu and saved Prahalada Karnool district
Paritala Anjaneya Temple Tallest statue of Lord Hanuman in India. Vijayawada
Simhachalam Temple Built in Kalinga architectural style. Visakhapatnam city
Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple Chittoor district
Mangalagiri Temple Undavalli Cave Temples are the specimen of Indian rock-cut architecture. Mangalagiri
Srikalahasteeswara Temple The temple is also known as Dakshina Kasi. Srikalahasti
Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple Visakhapatnam city
Chhatti Padshahi Gurudwara Godavari District
Gollalamamidada Rama Temple Mughal Garden

 Important stadiums in Andhra Pradesh

Stadiums Sport Place/near
Apca-Vdca Stadium Cricket Visakhapatnam
Indira Gandhi Stadium Cricket Vijayawada
Indira Priyadarshini Stadium Cricket Visakhapatnam

Important Airports in Andhra Pradesh

Airports Place/near
kadapa Airport Kadapa
Sri Sathya Sai Airport Puttaparthi
Rajahmundry Airport Rajahmundry
Tirupati Airport Tirupati
Vijayawada Airport Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam Airport Visakhapatnam
Nagarjuna Sagar Airport Vijayapuri (Guntur)

 Important Hydro-Electric Power Stations in Andhra Pradesh

Hydro-Electric Power Stations Place/near River
Donkarayi Hydroelectric Project Sileru
Lower Sileru Hydroelectric Project Khammam Sileru river
Machkund Hydroelectric Project Koraput Machkund
Nagarjunasagar Hydroelectric Project Nalgonda Krishna
Penna Ahobilam Hydroelectric Project Anantapur Penna river/Kakatiya
Pulichintala Hydroelectric Project Prakasam/Guntur Krishna
Kishenganga Hydroelectric Project Krishna
Srisailam Hydroelectric Project Mahabubnagar Jhelum
Tungabhadra Hydroelectric Project Bellary Tungabhadra
Upper Sileru Hydroelectric Project Visakhapatnam Sileru river

Important Thermal Power plants in Andhra Pradesh

Thermal Power plants Place/near Capacity (MW)
Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant Visakhapatnam 2,000
Dr Narla Tatarao TPS Krishna 1,760
Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station Nellore 1,600
Thermal Powertech corporation India limited Nalgonda Krishna
Penna Ahobilam Hydroelectric Project Nellore 1,320
SGPL Power Station Nellore 1,320
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station Krishna
Srisailam Hydroelectric Project Kadapa 1,050
Vizag Thermal Power Station Visakhapatnam 1040
Simhapuri Thermal Power Station Nellore 600
Meenakshi Thermal Power Station Nellore 300

 Tribes in Andhra Pradesh

Tribes Place/near
The Savara tribes Visa­khapatnam
The Gadaba Tribe Mundari dialect
The Khonds Tribe Visakhapatnam
The Koya Tribal People Godavari valley.

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