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1. History
2. Geography Structure
3. Administrative Structure
4. Languages
5. Religion
6. Nicknames of Cities
7. Arts & Culture
8. Stadiums
9. Airports
10. Economy
11. Education
12. Heritage Sites

Andhra Pradesh GK Questions and Current Affairs

History

Now let’s talk about the history of AP (Andhra Pradesh). The major part of Andhra Pradesh GK 2021 and you can also download Andhra Pradesh static GK 2021 in PDF. Andhra region was the part of the Mauryan Empire. Which can be proven by Archaeological evidence from different places of Andhra Pradesh, like Amaravati, Dharanikota and Vaddamanu. Assaka Mahajanpada was an ancient kingdom located between the Godavari and Krishna Rivers in Southeastern India. Accounts that people in the region are descended from the sage Viswamitra are founded in the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas. Below table will tell more about the history of Andhra Pradesh.

S.NoDescriptionAnswer
1.Founded in(Capital Formation)1 October 1953
2.Formation of State1 November 1956
3.Also Known AsRice Bowl of India
4.Ruled ByAshoka, Kakatiyas, Salankayanas, Reddy Dynasty, Bahmani kingdom, Pemmasani Nayaks
5.Major Historical EventsSrikakulam district is Formed in Andhra Pradesh (15-08-1950) Madras Partitioned from Andhra Pradesh

Geography Structure

"Geographical

Andhra Pradesh covers an area of 1,62,975 square kilometres. According to the statistics, Andhra Pradesh is the 8th largest state in India with a total population over 4,93,86,799. As per the 2011 census, it is the 10th most crowded state. Below in this table, we have described all the essential Structural and physiographical divisions of Andhra Pradesh.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.Total Area162,975 km2
2.Population49,386,799
3.The rank of the stateArea wise:- 8th Population wise:- 10th
4.Population Density302/km2 (800/sq mi)
5.State Bounded ByTamil Nadu to the South Karnataka to the southwest and West Telangana to the northwest and north The Bay of Bengal to eastern Boundary (600 miles, coastline)
6.SoilRed soil (65%) Black Soil (25%) Alluvial Soil (5%) Coastal Sands (3%)
7.Major CropsRice Mangoes Chillies Peper Sugarcane, Cotton, Sunflower, Peanut
8.Forest Area29,137.40 sq. km.
9.Climate hot and humid
10.Major  FloraCycas Beddomei Eriolaena lushingtonii Shorea Tunbuggaia
11.Major FaunaTigers Panther Hyenas Blackbucks Cheetahs Sambars Sea turtle

Lakes

The following table will let you know about all the Lakes in Andhra Pradesh.

S.No.LakeRemarksLocated or near
1.Durgam CheruvuSecret LakeHyderabad
2.Hussain SagarOne Of The Largest Man-Made LakesHyderabad
3.Kambham LakeRajahmundry, East Godavari District
4.Kolleru LakeLargest Fresh Water Lake In The CountryWest Godavari District
5.Nizam Sagar LakeThe Gigantic Masonry DamNizamabad District
6.Pakhal LakeWarangal
7.Pulicat LakeSecond Largest Brackish Water Lagoon In IndiaNellore District
8.Shamirpet LakeHyderabad

Rivers and Dams

The following table will let you know about all the Rivers and Dams in Andhra Pradesh.

Dams & Rivers of Andhra Pradesh
Dams & Rivers of Andhra Pradesh
S.No.RiverDamNearest CityRemark
1.KrishnaSrisailamKurnoolGravity & Earth-fill
Nagarjuna SagarGunturGravity & Earth-fill
Parkasam BarrageGunturGravity & Earth-fill
2.GodavariDowleswaram BarrageRajamundryFor irrigation
Polavaram ProjectRajamundryFor irrigation
3.Machkund River/ SileruLower Sileru hydroVisakhapatnamKhammamHydroelectric, Irrigation
Jalaput DamVisakhapatnamHydroelectric
4.PennarAnanthasagarm DamAtmakurIrrigation
Bahuda DamChittoorIrrigation
Chinnarayaswamy Gudi /Chennaraya DamAnantapurIrrigation
5.NagavaliMadduvalasa DamSrikakulamIrrigation
Narayanapuram DamSrikakulamIrrigation

National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary

The following table will let you know about all the National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh.

"Wild
S.No.National Park & Wildlife SanctuarySpecial RemarksLocated in/near
1.Alisagar Deer ParkIt is decorated with hillocks and flower gardens that increase the beauty of the parkNizamabad district
2.Indira Gandhi Zoological ParkIt has a rich and varied collection of over 80 wild species.Vishakhapatnam
3.Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National ParkVanasthalipuram
4.Nehru Zoological ParkThe zoo is the first in India to have lion safari and tiger safari.Hyderabad
5.Shamirpet Deer ParkBolaram Cantonment, Secunderabad
6.Sri Venkateshwara National ParkHave many waterfallsCuddapah district
7.Coringa SanctuaryMore than 120 birds species are found.Near Kakinada port
8.Eturnagaram Wildlife SanctuaryWarangal
9.Gundla Brahmeswaram SanctuaryLocated between Kurnool and Prakasam districts
10.Kaundinya SanctuaryNear Chittoor
11.Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary Jannaram
12.Kinnerasani Wildlife SanctuaryKhammam district
13.Kolleru Bird SanctuaryIt is described as “Peerless Fisherman’s Paradise and Birds heaven” in the Imperial Gazetteer.Vijayawada near Eluru
14.Krishna SanctuaryNear Avanigadda village
15.Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National ParkVanasthalipuram
16.Manjira Bird SanctuaryIt supports Riverine habitat.Sangareddy in Medak district
17.Nelaputta Bird SanctuaryOne of the largest pelican habitats in Southeast AsiaNellore district
18.Pakhal Wildlife SanctuaryWarangal
19.Papikonda SanctuaryKhammam
20.Pocharam SanctuaryMedak district
21.Pranahitha Wildlife SanctuaryAdilabad district
22.Pulicat SanctuaryIt is famous as the second largest brackish water lagoon in India along the coast of Bay Bengal.located 60-km from Chennai,
23.Rollapadu Bird SanctuaryThis sanctuary is home for the endangered Great Indian Bustard.Nandikotkuru
24.Sivaram Wildlife SanctuaryAdilabad district
25.Nagarjunsagar-SrisailamThis is the country’s largest Tiger ReservesNagarjunasagar Dam on the Krishna River
26.SriLanka Malleswara SanctuaryCuddapah

Mountains

The following table will let you know about all the Mountains in Andhra Pradesh.

S.No.MountainsPlace/near
1.InnaglurAnantapur
2.KandenmaraiMedak
3.Kappa KondaVishakhapatnam
4.NishankondaPrakasam
5.PesiduvaripalliCuddapah
6.TirumalaChittoor
7.SitammakondaVisakhapatnam
8.MangalagiriVijayawada
9.ChintaikotWarangal

Ports

AP is the second maritime state (after Gujrat) in terms of cargo handling.

S.No.NameDistrict
1.Visakhapatnam PortVisakhapatnam District
2.Kakinada PortEast Godavari District

Museums

The following table will let you know about all the museums in Andhra Pradesh.

"Museum
S.No.NameCity
1.Bhagwan Mahavir Government MuseumKadapa
2.INS KursuraVisakhapatnam
3.Victoria Jubilee MuseumVijayawada
4.Visakha Museum(Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Museum)Visakhapatnam
5.Salar Jung MuseumDarushifa
6.Bapu MuseumVijayawada
7.Chaitanya Jyoti Puttaparthi
8. Amaravati MuseumAmaravathi

Note: Visakhapatnam Port is 5th busiest port in India in terms of Cargo handled

Administrative Structure

The state is made up of the two major regions of Rayalaseema, in the inland southwestern part of the state, and Coastal Andhra to the east and northeast, bordering the Bay of Bengal. The state comprises thirteen districts in total, nine of which are located in Coastal Andhra and four in Rayalaseema. The largest city and commercial hub of the state are Visakhapatnam, located on the Bay of Bengal, with a GDP of US$43.5 billion; the second-largest city in the state is Vijayawada, located on the banks of the Krishna River, which has a GDP of US billion (as of 2010). Below in table, we have served you with the latest Administrative Structure of Andhra Pradesh.

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Hyderabad
Proposed capital – Amaravati
2. Largest City Vishakhapatnam
3. Administrative HQ Amaravati
4. Chief Ministers Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
5. Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan
6. State Animal Blackbuck
7. State Bird Rose-ringed Parakeet
8. State Flower Jasmine
9. State Tree Neem
10. Official Fruit Mango
11. Official Sport Kabaddi
12. Official Dance Kuchipudi
13. Major Industries Handicrafts & Handlooms
14. Official Language Telugu
15. No. of District 13
16. Rajya Sabha Seats 11
17. Loksabha Seats 25
18. Vidhan Sabha Seats 175(Vidhan Sabha), 58(Vidhan Parishad)
19. Major Airport
  • Vishakhapatnam Airport
20. Major Railway Station
  • Vijayawada railway station
  • Guntur railway station
  • Guntakal railway station
  • Shimiliguda railway station
21. Time Zone IST (UTC +5:30)
22. Postal Code 522002 to 515787
23. Vehicle Code AP
24. Judiciary Andhra Pradesh High Court
25. Official Logo
Logo of Andhra Pradesh

Languages

S.No.LanguagesPercentage
1.Telugu 83.55%
2.Urdu 8.87%
3.Hindi 3.69%
4.Tamil1.01%
5.Others2.88%

Religion

As per the government data the maximum people who are Hindu at  89.87% and 4 other religion.

S.No.ReligionPercentage
1.Hinduism89.87%
2.Islam8.32%
3.Christianity1.38%
4.Others0.43%

Nicknames of Cities

S.No.City /TownNicknames/Remarks
1.AnantpurThe largest district in the state
2.GunturExports large quantities of chillies and tobacco
3.KakinadaPensioner’s Paradise
4.PidugurallaLime City
5.RajahmundryCultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh
6.TenaliAndhra Paris
7.TirupatiSpiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh
8.VisakhapatnamFinancial Capital of Andhra Pradesh The Jewel of the East Coast Goa of the East The City of Destiny

Arts & Culture

Art & Culture of Andhra Pradesh
Art & Culture of Andhra Pradesh

Andra Pradesh is like home to Hindu saints from all castes. The Mauryan Empire ruled Andhra Pradesh for a long period and the art during that period was worth seeing.

Festivals & Dance

Festivals & Dance of Andhra Pradesh
Festivals & Dance of Andhra Pradesh

Assured questions that put up from festivals of Andhra Pradesh.

S.No.FestivalsDance
1.Tirupati FestivalKuchipudi
2.BrahmotsavamVilasini Natyam
3.Deccan FestivalAndhra Natyam
4.Lumbini FestivalBurrakatha
5.Maha Shivratri FestivalVeeranatyam
6.Makara SankrantiButta bommalu
7.PongalTholu Bommalata
8.Ugadi FestivalDappu
9.DeepothsavamLambadi
10.Atla TaddeKolatam

Temples

S.No.Temples/Archaeological Monuments/SitesSpecial RemarksPlace/near
1.Kanaka Durga TempleThe most famous temple of Goddess Durga in IndiaVijayawada
2.Mallikarjuna SwamyTwelve Jyotirlingas shrine of Lord Shiva in IndiaSrisailam
3.Mahanandi TempleTemple is very unique because it is like a rough uncut rock, with two cavities.Kurnool
4.Lepakshi TempleOne of the largest Nandi statue in India.Anantapur district
5.Tirumala Venkateswara TempleChittoor district
6.Yaganti TempleYaganti Temple is one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India.Kurnool District
7.Ahobilam TempleAhobilam is very famous in South India and the place where the Lord killed Hiranyakasipu and saved PrahaladaKurnool district
8.Paritala Anjaneya TempleTallest statue of Lord Hanuman in India.Vijayawada
9.Simhachalam TempleBuilt in Kalinga architectural style.Visakhapatnam city
10.Kanipakam Vinayaka TempleChittoor district
11.Mangalagiri TempleUndavalli Cave Temples are the specimen of Indian rock-cut architecture.Mangalagiri
12.Srikalahasteeswara TempleThe temple is also known as Dakshina Kasi.Srikalahasti
13.Kanaka Maha Lakshmi TempleVisakhapatnam city
14.Chhatti Padshahi GurudwaraGodavari District
15.Gollalamamidada Rama TempleMughal Garden

Tribes

S.No.TribesPlace/near
1.The Savara tribesVisa­khapatnam
2.The Gadaba TribeMundari dialect
3.The Khonds TribeVisakhapatnam
4.The Koya Tribal PeopleGodavari valley

Stadiums

S.No.StadiumsSportPlace/near
1.ACA-VDCA StadiumCricketVisakhapatnam
2.Indira Gandhi StadiumCricketVijayawada
3.Indira Priyadarshini StadiumCricketVisakhapatnam

Airports

S.No.AirportsPlace/near
1.Kadapa AirportKadapa
2.Sri Sathya Sai AirportPuttaparthi
3.Rajahmundry AirportRajahmundry
4.Tirupati AirportTirupati
5.Vijayawada AirportVijayawada
6.Visakhapatnam AirportVisakhapatnam
7.Nagarjuna Sagar AirportVijayapuri (Guntur)

Economy

Andhra Pradesh has the seventh-largest State economy in India these types of questions were frequently asked in exams hence its important part of AP GK. with ₹10.81 lakh crore in GDP and Rs ₹ 1,51,173 a per capita GDP commercial centre in northern India. Andhra Pradesh Hosted 121.8 million visitors in 2015, making it the third most visited state in India with the growth of 30% in tourist arrivals over the previous year.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.State GDP₹10.81 lakh crore (US$150 billion)
2.Growth rate15.3% (2018-19)
3.Per capita income₹ 1,51,173 
4.GDP per capita rank9th
5.Major IndustriesPharma Automobiles Textiles IT and ITes Biotechnology
6.Major ImportsCrude Oil
7.Major exportsAgriculture Products Minerals Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Meat, Eggs, Fish
8.GDP by sectorsAgriculture 34%
Industry 23%
Services 43% (2018-19)

Hydro-Electric Power Stations

S.No.Hydro-Electric Power StationsPlace/nearRiver
1.Donkarayi Hydroelectric ProjectEast GodavariSileru
2.Lower Sileru Hydroelectric ProjectKhammamSileru river
3.Machkund Hydroelectric ProjectKoraputMachkund
4.Nagarjunasagar Hydroelectric ProjectNalgondaKrishna
5.Penna Ahobilam Hydroelectric ProjectAnantapurPenna river/Kakatiya
6.Pulichintala Hydroelectric ProjectPrakasam/GunturKrishna
7.Srisailam Hydroelectric ProjectKurnoolKrishna
8.Tungabhadra Hydroelectric ProjectBellaryTungabhadra
9.Upper Sileru Hydroelectric ProjectVisakhapatnamSileru river

Thermal Power plants

S.No.Thermal Power plantsPlace/nearCapacity (MW)
1.Simhadri Super Thermal Power PlantVisakhapatnam2,000
2.Dr Narla Tatarao TPSKrishna1,760
3.Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power StationNellore1,600
4.Thermal Powertech Corporation India limitedNalgondaKrishna
5.Penna Ahobilam Hydroelectric ProjectNellore1,320
6.SGPL Power StationNellore1,320
7.Rayalaseema Thermal Power StationKadapaKrishna
8.Srisailam Hydroelectric ProjectKadapa1,050
9.Vizag Thermal Power StationVisakhapatnam1040
10.Simhapuri Thermal Power StationNellore600
11.Meenakshi Thermal Power StationNellore300

Education

Education is based on a three-tier model which includes primary schools, followed by secondary schools and tertiary education at universities. The Primary and Secondary education is imparted by government, aided and private schools under the Education Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The total of 6,864,201 students gets enrolled in different 61,529 schools in Andhra Pradesh.

S.No.DescriptionSummary
1.Literacy Rate67.41%
2.Male75.56%
3.Female59.74%
4.No. of School6,9561
5.Affiliation BoardCBSE, ICSE, STATE BOARD
6.No. of University25 Approx

Heritage Sites

The great heritage of Andhra Pradesh UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lepakshi Temple is an incredible and stunning piece built here by the Vijayanagara Empire. As per the legends, it was the place where bird Jatayu fell after being bruised by Ravana. It is a five-century-old heritage site in Anantapur District. Let’s read about Heritage sites and significant Tourist Attraction in Andhra Pradesh. At the end of the article, we have put Andhra Pradesh static GK in PDF.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.Major Tourist PlacesKonda Reddy Fort Undavalli Caves Kondapalli Fort Chandragiri Thotlakonda Bavikonda Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga
2.Major MonumentsSri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignan Mandiram Golconda Forts Charminar Yaganti Caves Amravati Museum Purani Haveli Ananthagiri Hills Aruku Valley Ramappa Temple
3.National ParkSri Venkateswara National Park Rajiv Gandhi National Park Papikonda National Park
4.Bird SanctuaryCoringa Wildlife Sanctuary PublicatBird Sanctuary Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary Uppalapadu Birds Sanctuary Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary

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Andhra Pradesh GK Important Questions

Q. Total number of districts in Andhra Pradesh

A. 13

Q. When was Andhra Pradesh formed?

A, 1 October 1953

Q. Who replaced Ram Lal as governor of Andhra Pradesh in 1984?

A. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Q. From which state was Andhra Pradesh separated?

A. Madras

Q. Which is the official language of Andhra Pradesh?

A. Telugu

Q. Who is the current Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh?

A. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

Q. Sribagh Pact was signed in the year?

A. 1937

Q. Who was the author of Gaha Sattasai?

A. Hala

Q. When which year the Andhra University was established?

A. 1926

Q. In which year the Telangana state is separated from Andhra Paradesh

A. 2014

Q. Which is the largest district of Andhra Pradesh according to area?

A. Anantapur

Q. Which one is the first full length Telugu Movie?

A. Bhakta Prahlada

Q. Which one is the first telugu newspaper?

A. Desabhimini

Q. In which district, the Tirumala Venkateswara temple is located?

A. Chittoor

Q. Who was the first person to translate the Mahabharata into Telugu language?

A. Nannayya

Q. Which one was the first dynasty to rule Vijayanagara Empire?

A. Sangama Dynasty

Q. When NT Rama Rao become the first chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh?

A. 1983

Q. Which is the largest city of Andhra Pradesh according to area?

A. Visakhapatanam

Q. When Seshachalam Hills declared as biosphere reserve of India?

A. 2010

Q. On which river the Srisailam Dam is build?

A. Krishna

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