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Andhra Pradesh State Symbols

State Language - Telugu
State Symbol - Poorna Kumbham
State Song - Maa telugu talliki by Sankarambadi Sundarachari
State Animal - Krishna Jinka
State Bird - Paala Pitta
State Tree - Neem(vepa)
State Sport - Kabaddi

Andhra Pradesh Districts

23 districts of Andhra Pradesh
Adilabad, Anantapur, Chittoor, Cuddapah, East Godavari, Guntur, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Krishna, Kurnool, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nellore, Nizamabad, Prakasam, Rangareddy, Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Warangal, West Godavar

Andhra Pradesh Food

The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is reputedly the spiciest of all Indian cuisine. Foods include both the original spicy Andhra cooking and Muslim-influenced Hyderabadi cuisine.
Pickles and chutneys, called Patchadi in Telugu are particularly popular in Andhra Pradesh and many varieties of pickles and chutneys are unique to the state. Chutneys are made from practically every vegetable including tomatoes, brinjals and an aromatic green called 'Gongura'(otherwise called as "Andhra maatha" means mother dish for the people of Andhra). A mango pickle, 'Aavakaaya', is probably the best known of the Andhra pickles.
Rice is the staple diet and is used in a wide variety of ways. Typically, rice is either boiled and eaten with curry, or made into a batter for use in a crepe-like dish called Attu or dosas, or rice cakes called idlis.
Meat, vegetables and greens are prepared with different masalas into a variety of strongly flavoured dishes.
Hyderabadi cuisine is influenced by the Muslim population, which arrived in Andhra centuries ago. Much of the cuisine revolves around meat. It is rich and aromatic, with a liberal use of exotic spices and ghee, not to speak of nuts and dry fruits. Lamb, chicken and fish are the most widely used meats in the non-vegetarian dishes. The biryanis are perhaps the most distinctive and popular of Hyderabadi dishes.
Nellore chepela pulusu (Fish grave with tamarid) is the papular dish among the varietis preparing with fish

Andhra Pradesh Economy

Andhra Pradesh's gross state domestic product for 2005 is estimated at $62 billion in current prices.
In the last decade, the state has emerged at the forefront of India's progress in fields like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Business Management and Construction and has emerged as a land of immense business opportunities.
In spite of some liberalization since 1990, Andhra's economy still faces many challenges, especially in the drought-hit agricultural sector.
Agriculture has been the chief source of income for the state's economy. Two important rivers of India, the Godavari and Krishna, flow through the state. Rice, sugarcane, cotton, mirchi, and tobacco are the local crops. The state has also started to focus on the fields of information technology and biotechnology.
In 2004-2005 Andhra Pradesh is at the fifth position in the list of top IT exporting states of India. The IT exports from the state are 1.8 billion during the year. The service sector of the state already accounts for 43% of the GSDP and employs 20% of the work force.
Andhra Pradesh is a mineral rich state ranked second in the country containing a vast and variety of mineral wealth.

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  Facts about Andhra Pradesh
  Pilgrims to the Tirupathi Temple in Andhra Pradesh, India, which attracts an average of 30,000 visitors per day, donate their hair as a form of sacrifice. The 600 barbers employed by the temple shave the pilgrims heads 24 hours a day and more than $2.2 million a year is raised through the auction of the hair.
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