About Vizag

City Visakhapatnam
District Visakhapatnam
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Population Approximately 22 lakhs
State Government Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ruling in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
Central Government Bharateeya Janata Party (BJP) is ruling at the Center.
Area 682 sq.km.
Civic Body Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) consisting of 72 municipal wards.
Electricity Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Co.Ltd. (APEPDCL)
Literacy Rate 82%
Currency Indian Rupee - sign: ₹ code: INR
Time Zone Indian Standard Time (UTC + 5:30)
STD Code / ISD Code 0891 / 0091 or +91
Religion 90% of the population are Hindus, remaining Muslims, Christians, Jains, Sikhs.
Language Telugu is the official language. Hindi is also popular language, English is also spoken widely among the people.
Climate Summer - temperature vary from 30 to 40 degress C - Winter 18 to 28 degress C

City of Destiny

Visakhapatnam is a very peaceful & cosmopolitan city. People from different parts of India and various religions of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, are living together happily. It is a symbol of communal harmony. An ancient Temple, Church and a Masjid built on the same hill in the port area.

Visakhapatnam is located on the eastern shore of India, nestled amongst the hills of Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the East.

It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District.

Visakhapatnam is the largest city, commercial hub and a financial capital of Andhra Pradesh.

The prominence of the city got highlighted once again when it figured during Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's US tour to develop it as a Smart City.

The city is known for Heavy Industries, Steel Plant, Seaports, Natural Harbour and Shipyard.

Visakhapatnam Sea Port is one of the largest seaports in India.

The city is the headquarters to Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

History

Inhabited mostly by fishermen’s communities in earlier times, Visakhapatnam today is the largest city in the present Andhra Pradesh. With industrial and port-based trade and economic activities, the city is a driver of growth for the state. It used to be known by the name of Vizagapatam until the 1930s and 1940s. According to archaeological records, Visakhapatnam was built around the 11th century CE, and the control over the city changed hands between the Chola Dynasty and Gajapati kingdom until it was conquered by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century. Later, it went into the hands of Mughals in the 16th century. By the end of the 18th century, it had come under the French rule, the control was passed on to the British in 1804, and it remained under the British rule until independence got in the year 1947.

After independence, the city developed into one of the country’s chief ports and became the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command. Also, Visakhapatnam is a popular tourist destination in South India.

Apart from port-based trade and economic activity, the presence of a number of large public-sector enterprises like Vizag Steel (RINL), BHPV, Vizag Shipyard and HPCL make the city a predominantly industrial one. Formed in the year 1931, Vizagapatam Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the oldest chambers of commerce in India.

Hospitals

KGH, VIMS, Apollo, Care, Sevenhills, Pradhama, NRI, Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Pinnacle, Krishna Hospital.

Tourist spots

Araku valley, Borra caves, Ananthagiri Hills, Tyda jungle bells, Dallapally, Chaparai waterfalls, Kothapally waterfalls, Lambasinghi, Yarada beach, Gangavaram beach, Light house and Kanaka durga temple at Dolphins nose Hill, Devipuram, Punyagiri, Kondakarla lake, City Central Park, RK beach, Submarine Museum, VUDA children arena, Visakha Museum, Vuda Park, Lawsons bay beach park, Lumbini park, Tenneti park, Kailasagiri, Health arena foot hills of kailasagiri, Telugu museum atop Kailasagiri, Mudarsarlova Park, Simhachalam Temple, Sagarnagar beach, Bavikonda buddhist heritage site, Thotla konda buddhist complex, Thotlakonda Beach Park, Bojjanna Konda, Pavurala Konda, Rushikonda Beach, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary, Red sand Hills, Bheemili beach and light house.

Institutes

Bhabha Atomic Research Center - research facility, National Institute of Oceanography.

Major Educational Institutes

Andhra University, Andhra Medical College, GITAM University, Damodaram Sanjeevaiah National Law Univeristy (DSNLU), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE).

Air Port

Visakhapatnam International Air Port.

Railway stations

Visakhapatnam City railway station & Duvvada Railway station.

Bus Stations

APSRTC Complex, Dwarakanagar main bus stand, Maddilapalem Bus Depot, Madhurawada Bus Depost and Steel Plant Bus Depot.

Industries

Apparel, Pharma, Fertilisers, Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Polymers, Ferro Alloys, Steel, Cement, Thermal Power Plant, Sea Food.

Major Companies

Hindustan Shipyard, Vizag Steel Plant, HPCL Refinery, GAIL, BHEL, NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Power Plant, Dredging Corporation of India.

Sea Ports

Visakhapatnam Port & Gangavaram Port

Industrial Parks

VSEZ, APSEZ, Aganampudi Industrial Park, Brandix Apparel city, Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City.

Information Technology

Madhurawada IT SEZ at Hill No. 3 & IT Parks at Hill No. 1 & 2, Ghambeeram IT SEZ. Kapulauppada IT Layout.

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