Andhra Pradesh PopulationAndhra Pradesh is a state in the south-east region of India, bordering Telangana in the north, Tamil nadu in the south, Karnataka in the west and Odissa to the north-east. The people of Andhra Pradesh are called "Andhra's" or "Andrulu". Hyderabad is used to be the capital of Andhra Pradesh till state bifurcation of Telangana in 2014. Amaravati is the new formed capital of Andhra Pradesh with the regions in Guntur and Krishna district. Andhra Pradesh state population is 49,386,799 with a density of 308 sq km as per 2011 Census. Andhra Pradesh state has a long coastal line of 970 km along Bay of Bengal. The estimated population of Andhra Pradesh in 2019 is 55 Million. Tirupati is the major pilgramage center in south India located in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh.
Image Source: Andhra people gathering at Tirupati meeting in 2019
As per 2011 census, 44.5 million are Hindus, 3.5 millions are Muslims, 676 thousand are Christians and 210 thousand belongs to Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists. Source: Details of Religion In Main Table C-1- 2011 (India & States/UTs)
Telugu is popular and widely spoken language in Andhra Pradesh, with 98% of population speak Telugu with different regional dialects or yasa. The different regional telugu dialects are Konaseema yasa, Rayalaseema yasa, Srikakulam yasa, Nellore yasa and Telangana yasa. Telugu is based on Central-Dravidian language and is heavily influenced by Sanskrit. Telugu is the fourth most spoken language in India after Hindi, Bengali and Marathi. Sri Krishan Deva Raya, a popular telugu emperor in 15th century stated "దేశ భాషలందు తెలుగు లెస్స - desa bhashalandu telugu lessa", which means Telugu is the beautiful and greatest of all the languages in the country. Many of the Telugu words usually end in vowels which makes the language very mellifluous. Source: 2011 Census: Language and Mother Tongue
Agriculture has been the major income source and main occupation for the state with 60% of population engaged in agriculture and related activities. Rice is the major food crop, Other important crops are Coconuts, Sugarcane, Cotton, Mango, Cooca, Maize, Tobacco, Pulses etc. Aqua-culture like Fish and Shrimp are also the major occupations in the coastals regions of Andhra Pradesh. The state had a medium sized industrial sector in Vishakapatnam, small sized secor in Guntur and Ananthpur. The major rivers are Godavari, Krishna, Penna, and Thungabhadra flow through the state and provide irrigation.
Andhra Pradesh state is divided into 13 districts. Anantapur is the largest district with 19,130 sq km., Chittoor being the second largest with 15,152 sq km., Srikakulam is the smallest district area in Andhra Pradesh with 5,837 sq km. There are 9 coastal districts sharing the coastline of Bay of Bengal, 4 districts being non-coastal districts called as Rayalaseema(Cuddapah, Anantapur, Chittoor and Kurnool). East Godavari is the most populus district in Andhra Pradesh with a population of around 5 million.
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