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Visakhapatnam also known as Vizag is the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.The city is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and the Eastern Naval Command of Indian Navy.Its geographical location is amidst Eastern Ghats mountain range and the coast of Bay of Bengal.It is the most populous city in the state with a population of 2,035,922 making it 14th largest city in the country. It is also the 9th most populous metropolitan area in India with a population of 53,40,000.The economy of the city is the tenth largest in the country,with a GDP of $43.5 billion.
Visakhapatnam’s history stretches back to the 6th century BCE, when it was considered a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, and later ruled by the Vengi, the Pallava and Eastern Ganga dynasties.Archaeological records suggest that the present city was built around the 11th and 12th centuries with control over the city fluctuating between the Chola Dynasty and the Gajapati Kingdom,until its conquest by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century.Conquered by the Mughals in the 16th century, European powers eventually set up trading interests in the city, and by the end of the 18th century it had come under French rule.Control passed to the British in 1804 and it remained under British colonial rule until Indian independence in 1947.
The city is home to the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. Visakhapatnam Port is the fifth-busiest cargo port in India, and the city is home to the headquarters of the Indian Navy’s Eastern Command. Visakhapatnam is a major tourist destination and is particularly known for its beaches. It is referred to by many nicknames such asThe City of Destiny and The Jewel of the East Coast. It has been selected as one of the Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission. As per the Swachhta Sarvekshan rankings of 2017, it is the third cleanest city in India.
Vijayawada is a city in the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, on the banks of Krishna River in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, 18.5 km (11.5 mi) away from the state capital Amaravati.Vijayawada is the second most populous city of the state with a population of 1,034,358 (census 2011).The projected population of the city is 2.5 million by 2025. As per the Demographia World Urban Areas: 2016, the city is the third most densely populated, in urban population of built-up areas in the world. Vijayawada is classified as a Y-grade city as per the Sixth Central Pay Commission. Vijayawada is the commercial headquarters of Andhra Pradesh. It was recognised as a “Global City of the Future” by McKinsey Quarterly, which had expected to increase to GDP of $17 billion by 2025.
The city is known for its landmarks such as Prakasham Barrage across the Krishna river;Krishnaveni Mandapam (River Museum) depicting the history of Krishna river and a nearby idol of the river known as Krishnaveni statue; Gandhi Hill, the first Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in the country, an elevation of 500 ft on the on a hill; Bhavani Island, one of the largest river island amidst Krishna River. The Kanaka Durga Temple is a Hindu temple of Goddess Durga on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River. The deity is described as Swayambhu (self-manifested) in Triteeya kalpa.
Tirupati is a city in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of Tirupati (urban) mandal, and of the Tirupati revenue division.As of 2011 census, it had a population of 374,260, making it the ninth most populous city in Andhra Pradesh.It is the seventh most urban agglomerated city in the state, with a population of 459,985.Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, besides other historical temples, and is referred to as the “Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh
Before the SreePadmanabha Swamy temple made headlines, the ‘wish fulfilling’ of the Balaji temple in Tirumala was considered to be the richest temple in this country. There is a mythical story that the Lord Balaji who resides in the Tirupati temple incurred a huge loan from the treasurer of the Gods, called Kuber to sponsor his wedding. Apparently, he is still paying the debt and thus, the donations from the devotees in cash or kind are welcome. It also helps to have the famous patrons like the Amitabh Bachchan and the Anil Ambani families.
Chittoor is a city and district headquarters in Chittoor district of the Indianstate of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the mandal and divisional headquarters of Chittoor mandal and Chittoor revenue division, respectively.The city has a population of 153,766 and that of the agglomeration is 175,640
The district abounds in several pre-historic sites. The surface finds discovered are assigned to special stages in the progress of civilisation. The Palaeolithic tools are discovered at Tirupathi, Sitarampeta, Ellampalle, Mekalavandlapalle, Piler, etc. The Mesolithic tools are discovered at Chinthaparthi, Moratavandlapalle, Aruvandlapalle, Tirupathi etc. Remains of Neolithic and ancient tools are unearthed near Bangarupalem only. The existence of megolithic culture was revealed by the discovery of burials at Irulabanda, Bapanatham, Voyalpadu, Sodum, Velkuru, Nyakaneri, Basinikonda, etc.
The political history of the district commences with the Mauryas in the 4th century BC. The district of Chittoor was not a homogeneous administrative unit up to 1911. Its component parts were under the control of various principal dynasties at different periods of times, namely, the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Pallavas, Chalukyas of Badami, Rashtrakutas, Cholas, Pandyas, Royal of Vijayanagara, Qutub Shahis, Mughals, Asof Jahis, Marathas, Hyder Ali and Tipu of Mysore, and the British, besides minor dynasties such as the Renande Cholas, Banas, Vaidumbas, Nolambas, Western Gangas, Yadavas, Telugu Cholas, Matlis, Uttama Chola Ganga, Andiyaman, Siyaganga rulers, Nawabs of Kadapa and Arcot. The Zamindars of Karvetinagar, Srikalahasthi, Punganur and Kangundhi also ruled over this district.
Kurnool is a city, former princely state and the headquarters of Kurnool district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.The city is often referred as The Gateway of Rayalaseema.It was the capital of Andhra State from 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956. As of 2011 census, it is the fifth most populous city in the state with a population of 460,184.
The Ketavaram rock paintings from the Paleolithic era and are (18 kilometres from Kurnool). Also the Jurreru Valley, Katavani Kunta and Yaganti in Kurnool District have some important rock art’s and painting’s in the vicinity, may be dated from 35,000 to 40,000 years ago.
Little was known about Kurnool town before the 11th century. The earliest knowledge of this settlement dates from the 11th century. It has developed as transit place on the southern banks of the river Tungabhadra. It was ruled by Cholas and later by Kakatiya kings in the 12th and 13th centuries.During the 17th century it was ruled by Gopal Raja. The Pathan general Abdul Wahab conquered king Gopal Raja and ruled over the country for 16 years.
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