Andhra Pradesh is a state in the southeastern coastal region of India. It is the seventh largest state by land area with ??162,975 square kilometres (62,925 sq mi) and the tenth most populous state with 49,386,799 inhabitants. Telangana borders it to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the north, Odisha to the northeast, Tamil Nadu to the south, Karnataka to the west and the Bay of Bengal to the east. It has the second longest coastline in India after Gujarat at around 974 km (605 mi). Andhra was the first state established on a linguistic basis in India on October 1, 1953. On 1 November 1956, Andhra State was merged with the Telugu-speaking areas (ten districts) of Hyderabad State to form United Andhra Pradesh. In 2014, these incorporated areas of Hyderabad State were separated from United Andhra Pradesh to form the new Telangana state. The present form of Andhra is similar to that of Andhra, but some mandalas, such as Bhadrachalam, are still included in Telangana. Amaravati was the capital of present-day Andhra, the largest city being Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh was once an important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the country and a centre of Buddhist learning that can be seen at many sites in the state in the form of ruins of monasteries, chaitya and stupas. It is also known as the land of Koh-i-Noor and other world-famous diamonds from the Kollur mine. It is also a significant rice producer known as the "rice bowl of India". Its official language is Telugu, one of the classical languages ??of India, the fourth most spoken language in India and the 13th most spoken language in the world. The second official language of Andhra Pradesh is Urdu. The first inhabitants are known as the Andhra, tracing their history back to the Vedic times, when they are mentioned in the Rigvedic text Aitareya Brahmana in the 8th century BC. According to Aitareya Brahmana, the Andhra left North India from the banks of the Yamuna River and migrated to South India. Assaka Mahajanapada (700-300 BC) was an ancient kingdom between the Godavari and Krishna rivers in southeastern India. Accounts claiming that the region's people were descendants of Viswamitra are found in the Ramayana, Mahabharata and Puranas. The area also takes its name from Satavahanas, also known as Andhras, the first king of Andhra Pradesh and India. The people of the aforementioned era supported the local arts and culture by building temples and carving Buddhist monuments in the state. It was ruled by the Mauryan Empire, Satavahana Dynasty, Salankayanas, Andhra Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Vishnukundinas, Eastern Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Cholas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara Empire, Gajapati Empire, Mughal Empire, Deccan Sultanate, Kingdom Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi's dynasty. In the 3rd century BC, Andhra was a vassal kingdom of Ashoka, but after his death, Andhra became powerful and extended his empire to the entire country of Maratha and beyond. Andhra Pradesh consists of three central regions: Rayalaseema to the southwest, coastal Andhra bordering the Bay of Bengal to the east, and Uttarandhra to the northeast. The state has 26 districts, 6 in Uttarandhra, 12 in Coastal Andhra and 8 in Rayalaseema. The state is also bordered by a union territory, Yanam, a Pondicherry district located south of Kakinada in the Godavari Plain in the eastern part of the state. Andhra Pradesh's economy is the 8th largest in India, with the state's gross domestic product (GDP) of ?8.84 trillion ($110 billion) and the 17th largest GDP per capita in the world. . Andhra Pradesh ranks 27th among Indian states in Human Development Index (HDI). It has jurisdiction over nearly 15,000 square kilometres (5,800 sq mi) of the territorial sea. Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in India and other countries on AgencyNetwork.