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Some Lesser Known & Interesting Facts About Andhra Pradesh


Some Lesser Known & Interesting Facts About Andhra Pradesh

Here we share some of the lesser-known and interesting facts about Andhra Pradesh, take a look

1. Andhra Pradesh has the second longest coastline in India after Gujarat.

2. It is the seventh-largest state by area and the tenth-most-populous state

3. The state of Andhra Pradesh is also known as ‘the rice bowl of India.’ It produces major rice.

4. Andhra Pradesh’s second official language is Urdu.

5. Due to its large production of eggs, the state is also known as ‘the egg bowl of India’.

6. Pingali Venkayya, the Indian freedom fighter who designed the Indian tri-color was born in Andhra Pradesh.

7. Telugu, the official language of Andhra Pradesh, was referred to by the British as the ‘Italian of the East

8. Thimmamma Marrimanu, a banyan tree in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, holds the Guinness record for being the largest banyan tree in the world. The record that was set in 1989, still remains to be broken.

9. Lambasingi (or Lammasingi), a village in the Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam district is situated at 1,000 meters above sea level. It is the only place in South India that has snowfall and is also nicknamed the Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh.

10. Three out of 13 Indian presidents – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1962–1967), Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1969), and Neelam Sanjiva Reddy – came from Andhra Pradesh