Great Facts about Andhra Pradesh

  • Potti Sriramulu fasted for over 50 days, for achieving the State of Andhra (India), and lost his life in the process. His sacrifice became instrumental in the linguistic re-organisation of States.
  • Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the Indian national flag, was born in Bhatlapenumarru, near Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh (India)
  • APSRTC is in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the Single Largest Corporation owing the largest fleet of buses in the world. 
  • APSRTC is also the world’s largest public transport organization and the largest road transportation company in the world.
  • Golconda, near Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh, India), was India’s richest diamond mine, having produced renowned diamonds like: the Koh-i-Noor, the Darya-e-Nur, the Nur-Ul-Ain, the Hope diamond and the Regent diamond.
  • Salar Jung Museum at Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh, India), is the world’s largest one man collection of artifacts. It houses fine pieces of Islamic art, European paintings and Italian sculptures among others
  • Andhra Pradesh (India) is the largest producer of rice in the country. It also accounts for about 55% of the country’s production of castor, and about 94% of Virginia tobacco
  • Accounting for more than 98% of the country’s production of barites, mineral rich Andhra Pradesh (India) has almost a monopoly on ‘Chrysotile Asbestos’
  • Andhra Pradesh (India) is blessed with a beautiful countryside, watered by 34 rivers and commands a coastline of nearly 1000 kilometres.
  • Nagarjunasagar (Andhra Pradesh, India) is the world’s tallest masonry dam, at a height of 124 metres, and creates a reservoir holding up to 11,472 million cubic metres
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