January 16, 2017

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Andhra Pradesh abbreviated as A.P., is a state situated on the south-eastern coast of India. It is India’s fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Its capital and largest city is Hyderabad. The State has the second longest coastline among all the States in India.The climate of Andhra Pradesh varies considerably, depending on the geographical region.

The major role in determining the climate of the state is played by monsoons. Summers last from March to June. In the coastal plain the summer temperatures are generally higher than the rest of the state.

Agriculture has been the chief source of income for the state’s economy. Four important rivers of India, the Godavari, Krishna, Penna and Thungabhadra flow through the state, providing irrigation. Rice, sugarcane, cotton, mirchi, mango and tobacco are the local crops. Recently, crops used for vegetable oil production such as sunflower and peanuts have gained favour. There are many multi-state irrigation projects in development, including Godavari River Basin Irrigation Projects and Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, the world’s highest masonry dam.

The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is reputedly one of the spiciest of all Indian cuisine.Rice is the staple food 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.The biryani is perhaps the most distinctive and popular of Hyderabadi cuisine.Meat, vegetables and greens are prepared with different spices into a variety of strongly flavored dishes.

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