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.
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.
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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