- Eighth largest state in India, Andhra Pradesh is situated in the South Eastern coast of India.
- Hyderabad is currently the rightful or de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh as well as Telangana.
- In due course, new Capital of Hyderabad will be Amaravati, a planned city located on the southern side of Krishna river in Guntur district.
- It covers an area of 162,968 km2 (62,922 sq mi).
- Tenth largest by population with 49,386,799 inhabitants (2011 Census).
- 974 Km of coastline.
- 13 Districts – 9 in Coastal Andhra and 4 in Rayalaseema. Coastal Andhra and Rayalseema regions are together known as Seemandhra.
- On 2nd June 2014, Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated as Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh used to have 42 Lok Sabha constituencies but after the formation of Telangana state, it is now left with only 25 seats for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Off the 25 seats, 1 seat (Araku) is reserved for ST and 4 seats (Amalapuram, Bapatla, Tirupati, Chittoor) are reserved for SC category.
Andhra Pradesh elections have traditionally been either a Congress or a TDP bastion. YSR Congress came into effect in 2009 and did quite well in 2014 polls. 2019 elections may yet again see a direct fight between the YSR Congress and TDP. Telangana Rashtra Samithi performed well in 2014 elections but considering that Telangana is already a new state, they don’t seem to be dominant enough in Andhra. For the 2019 elections, BJP may align with TDP as part of NDA and give a tough challenge to YSR Congress and other parties.
Elections were held for 42 Andhra Pradesh Constituencies in 2014. Off the total 64934138 electors, Andhra saw a 74.64% voter turnout. 37331930 votes (73.68%) were polled in the General Seats, 8039742 votes (78.69%) in SC Seats and 3096049 votes (76.52%) in ST seats.
Off the 598 total contesting candidates, 506 candidates forfeited their deposits!
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