Information about Andhra Pradesh

State Information
ISO Code AP
Vehicle Code AP
Capital Hyderabad (de facto)
Largest City Visakhapatnam
Formation Date Oct 1, 1953 (63 years ago)
Population 49,506,799
Area 160,205 km2
Official Languages Telugu
Other Official Languages Urdu
Information about the name Andhra Pradesh
Name in State Language ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ (Telugu)
Meaning of the name Province of Andhras
Additional Information "Andhra" is the name of a tribe mentioned in ancient Sanskrit literature, later used as a synonym for Telugu people; "Pradesh" means province. The earliest extant text to mention the word Andhra is Aitareya Brahmana. According to the text (7.18), when Vishwamitra's elder sons refused to accept his adoption of Shunahshepa, he cursed their descendants to be exiled from Aryavarta; the Andhras were one of these descendant groups.
Information about Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
Name of the Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
Chief Minister since Jun 8, 2014 (3 years ago)
Party Name Telugu Desam Party
Information about Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Name of the Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan
Governor since Dec 28, 2009 (7 years ago)