Visakhapatnam district

Visakhapatnam District

Visakhapatnam district

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Visakhapatnam district (), also known as Visakha Zilla, is an administrative division of Andhra Pradesh, India. The administrative headquarters of the Visakhapatnam District is Visakhapatnam.


VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT has a population of 4,288,113 people of which 57.95% is urban as of 2011 census.

General information

Population : Over 4 millionAverage Climate : 22┬░C—34┬░CLanguages Spoken : Telugu, English and Hindi.Clothing : Cotton wear

Visakhapatnam district is the central hub for industry and education in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

"Vijay Diwas" is a holiday celebrated by the Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam as a victory over Pakistan in 1971, when a submarine marauded the entire coast and entered the waters of the port of Vizag with the intention of destroying the port. The submarine was sunk by the Indian navy.

Visakhapatnam district hosts the "Vizag Steel plant". To acquire this plant a huge mass movement arose, using the slogan "visakha ukku andhrula Hakku", (meaning - Steel for Vizag is the right of Andhraites; ukku - steel and hakku - right), which finally got the steel plant to the city.

The Andhra Pradesh government is seriously considering building a new International Airport because of the region's growing importance. Also, a second major port called Gangavaram on the southern side of Dolphin's Nose is stepping up to cater the needs of imports and exports.

Every December, from the third Friday to Sunday, an...
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