Andhra Pradesh GK, a brief overview

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Andhra Pradesh GK, a brief overview
Andhra Pradesh GK, a brief overview

Check out the “Andhra Pradesh GK a brief overview, Here we include a quick overview about Andhra Pradesh like its  Rivers, Dams, Festivals, GI tagged Products,  Current Chief Ministers & Governors, protected areas of Andhra Pradesh   and State Symbols. Later we will be covered each of this points in details.

Andhra Pradesh GK, a brief overview

❖ Formation History
◗ Andhra Pradesh is the first state to be formed on a linguistic basis in India on 1 October 1953.

• In February 2014, the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 bill was passed by the Parliament of India for the formation of the Telangana state comprising ten districts.

• State Hood Day: 1 November
• Capital: Amaravati
• Largest City: Visakhapatnam
• Districts:13

• Area ➞ 162,975 km2
♦ It is the seventh-largest state by area.

• Chief Minister: Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (YSRCP)
• Governor: Biswabhusan Harichandan

• Official Language: Telugu
• Coastline length:974Km

❖ Symbols of Andhra Pradesh
• State Animal: Blackbuck
• State Bird: Rose-ringed Parakeet
• State Fish: Mudfish
• State Flower: Jasminum
• State Fruit: Mango
• State Tree: Neem
• State Sport: Kabaddi

• State Song: Maa Telugu Thalliki

❖ Border States of Andhra Pradesh
• Odisha
• Telangana
• Tamil Nadu
• Karnataka
• Chhattisgarh

❖ Important Nick Names 
• Guntur: Chilli capital of India
• Nellore: Shrimp Capital of India
• Rajamahendravaram: Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh
• Tenali:Andhra Paris
• Vijayawada: The Land of Victory
• Visakhapatnam: The Jewel of the East Coast

✪ Lok Sabha: 25 seats | Rajya Sabha: 11 seats
✪ Density: 308 / km2 | Sex Ratio: 993 /1000| Literacy Rate: 67.47%

★ Geographical Indications tagged Products
• Kondapalli Bommallu
• Machilipatnam Kalamkari
• Budithi Bell & Brass Metal Craft
• Andhra Pradesh Leather Puppetry
• Uppada Jamdani Sarees
• Venkatagiri Sarees
• Bobbili Veena
• Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics
• Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees And Paavadas
• Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery
• Durgi Stone Carvings
• Etikoppaka Toys
• Allagadda Stone Carving
• Tirupati Laddu
• Bandar Laddu
• Guntur Sannam Chilli
• Araku Valley Arabica Coffee

❖ Major Tribal Communities of Andhra Pradesh
•Bodo Gadaba, Gutob Gadaba, Bondo Poraja, Khond Poroja, Parangiperja, Chenchu, Dongaria Khonds, Kuttiya Kondhs, Kolam, Kondareddis, Konda Savaras, and Thoti

➲ High Court: Andhra Pradesh High court
➲ Chief Justice: Prashant Kumar Mishra

❖ Famous Festivals of Andhra Pradesh
• Ugadi, Ekadasi, Varalakshmi Vratam, Vinayaka Chavithi, Peerla Panduga, Atla Tadde, Bhogi.

❖ Major Dance of Andhra Pradesh
• Kuchipudi
• Bhamakalpam
• Vilasini Natyam
• Andhra Natyam
• Burrakatha
• Veeranatyam
• Butta bommalu
• Tholu bommalaata
• Punjabi
• Tappeta Gullu
• Lambaadi
• Dhimsa
• Kolattam
• Dappu
• Vilasini Natyam

❖ Ramsar Wetland in Andhra Pradesh
• Kolleru lake

❖ National Park (NP) in Andhra Pradesh
•Papikonda
• Rajiv Gandhi (Rameswaram)
• Sri Venkateswara

❖ Wildlife Sanctuaries in Andhra Pradesh
• Kolleru Bird Sanctuary, 1953
• Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, 1976
• Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1976
• Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, 1978
• Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, 1978
• Sri Venkateswara National Park, 1985
• Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, 1988
• Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary, 1988
• Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, 1989
• Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, 1990
• Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary, 1990
• Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary, 1997
• Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, 2002

❖ Tiger Reserve of Andhra Pradesh
• Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam (1982–83)

❖ Biosphere Reserves located in Andhra Pradesh
• Seshachalam Hills

❖ Key Industries of Andhra Pradesh
•Agro and food-based, biotechnology, bulk drugs and pharmaceuticals, IT and ITeS, textile and leather, tourism, automotive and auto components, gems and jewellery.

❖ Famous Rivers of Andhra Pradesh
• Krishna River
• Godavari River
• Penna River
• Tungabhadra River
• Vamsadhara River
• Sileru River
• Sabari River

❖ Important Dams in Andhra Pradesh
• Nagarjuna Sagar Dam (Krishna River)
• Srisailam Dam (Krishna River)
• Polavaram Project (Godavari River)
• Somasila Dam (Penna River)
• Nallamalasagar Reservoir (Krishna River)
• Jalaput Dam (Machkund River)
• Gandikota Reservoir (Penna River and Chitravathi River)
• Kalyani Dam (Swarnamukhi River)
• Brahmamsagar Reservoir (Penna River)
• Velugodu Balancing Reservoir (Galeru River)

 

Also Read Basic GK for the following States

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Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur
Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland
Odisha Punjab Rajasthan
Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana
Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands Puducherry
Delhi Lakshadweep

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