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Andhra Pradesh (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్) is a state in the Republic of India. It has a population of 75,727,000 people asoaccording to the 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. It was bifurcated into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2014, according to the Andhra Pradesh Reorgansiation Act 2014. According to this Act, Both states will have a common capital city Hyderabad , for a period of 10 years. Andhra Pradesh has a gross domestic product (GDP) of 123,560 (in millions of US dollars). That makes it the third largest state in India in terms of GDP, after Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. It holds a position in the provinces of the world, as a province, with more than a billion dollars in GDP. Andhra Pradesh is also called "Rice Bowl of India", as a monumental amount of rice or paddy is grown in the coastal plains of the state. The main source of income of the state is agriculture , but recently the state is also involved in newer sectors like biotechnology and information technology.  The latitude and longitude is 17.3660°N and 78.4760°E. The present Chief Minister of the state is N.Chandrababu Naidu of the Telugu Desam Party.
Provincial symbols of Andhra Pradesh[change | change source]
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