Andhra Pradesh (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్) is a state in the Republic of India. About 75,727,000 people lived there as reported in census of 2001. The eastern boundary is a 600 miles (970 km) coastline along the Bay of Bengal. The state has an area of 106,195 square miles (275,040 km2). It is bigger than Burkina Faso but smaller than Ecuador. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the South Indian zone.
The capital city is Hyderabad. Andhra Pradesh has a gross domestic product (GDP) of 123,560 (in millions of US dollars). That makes it number 3 in India in terms of GDP, after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. It holds a position in the provinces of the world with more than a billion dollars in GDP. Andhra Pradesh is also called "Rice Bowl of India".The latitude and longitude is 17.3660°N and 78.4760°E respectively.