Andhra Pradesh was the first state to be formed on linguistic basis in 1953, which was composed of the Telugu-speaking northern parts of the Madras state. It is very interesting to note that Telangana which is a new formation of this state is also based on a linguistic basis.
The state is situated on the southeast coast of India. It is the fourth largest in India by area and the eighth largest by population. Its capital and largest city is Amravati. Gujarat has the longest coastline of all the states of India (1600 km), the second-largest beach in the state (972 km).
Hyderabad will remain the capital for ten years only, till then the city of Amravati will be given the capital. Historically, the area covered in the state was known as Andhrapath, Andhrades, Andhravani and Andhra subjects, Andhra Pradesh was formed on 1 November 1956 from the state of Andhra.
Historically, the area covered by the state was known as Andhrapath, Andhrades, Andhravani and Andhra subjects. Andhra Pradesh was formed on 1 November 1956 from Andhra State.
On February 2014, the Indian Parliament approved a separate Telangana state. There will be ten districts in Telangana state and 13 districts in the rest of Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra). Hyderabad will be the joint capital of the two states for ten years.