Andhra Pradesh (AP) is the 4th largest state of India with an area of 275068 Sq Km and it placed in southeast coast of the country. According to the census of India 2011, approximately 84655533 people reside here. The state is separated by its neighboring statesMaharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa to the north, Karnatak to the west, Tamil Nadu to the south and the eastern part is entirely bordered by Bay of Bengal.
The capital city of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad. The state is build up with three distinct divisions, namely Telengana division, Rayalaseema division and the region of costal area. Major cities or locations of the state are Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Visakhapatnamor Vizag, Vijayawada, Warangal, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Guntur, Nellore, Srikakulam, Kurnool and Kadapa. Read more...
The climate type of the state is semi-arid. Andhra Pradesh receives a heavy rainfall in Monsoon Season due to the winds of Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea.
Summer season: Usually this season is continued from March to June and temperature varies from 20° C to 41° C during this season.
Winter season: Usually this season is continued from Mid-November to February and temperature varies from 30° C to 12° C during this season.
Monsoon in Andhra: Usually this season is continued from July to November. The first three month (July, August and September) receive the rainfalls due to the Southwest Monsoon which is produced in Arabian Sea. Between October and November the state gets a heavy rainfall due to Northeast Monsoon which produced in the sea Bay of Bengal.
Religions and Languages: Telegu is the main dialect of Andhra Pradesh and a majority percentage (84.77) of resident use this as their first language. Other used dialects of the state are Urdu (speak 8.36% of population), Hindi (speak 2.76% of population) and Tamil (speak 1.14% of population). Beside of this many other linguistic groups also reside here with a less percentage namely the Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Nepali, Punjabi and Sindhi. The people of Andhra Pradesh mainly follow Hindu religion (89%) rest are Muslim (9.16%), Christians (1.7%), Jains (0.05%) and Sikhs (0.04%).
Major Festivals: The people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands traditionally practice a rich culture with several attractive religious and cultural festivals. Some festivals are so enjoyable that thousands of traveler journey here to enjoy those festivals. Among them most attractive religious festivals are Pongal (13th to the 15th of January every year), Ganesh Chaturthi (August or September), Diwali (October or November) and Muhharam especially in capital Hyderabad. Some traditional festivals of the state are Deccan Festival (February), Utsav at Visakahapatan (January) and Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival Chitoor district (October).