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About Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is the largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is commonly called Vizag. With Bay of Bengal on its eastern borders, this coastal city is an important port for trade through India. The only natural harbour of India is located here. It has been titled The Jewel of the East Coast and the City of Destiny. Along with capital Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam is also an important commercial hub of the state. The headquarters of Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy is set up here.

There are two theories as to how the city got its name. Some believe that the city is named after Sri Vishaka Varma, who was the second most important gopi amongst the eight. And that an Andhra king, built a temple to honour his family deity Vi┼Ťakha, which is now under water. Another set believes that it was named after Buddhist disciple Visakha.


Area :

544 km2

Main Languages : Telugu, Hindi and English.
Population :

With 875,199 males and 855,121 females, the population of Visakhapatnam in 2011 was 1,730,320

Temperature : Summer - Max : 39. Min : 28.
Winter - Max : 29. Min : 19.
Language :

Telugu is the official language of Vishakhapatnam. However, being a cosmopolitan city, there are many people who communicate in Hindi and English.

Calling Code :

0891

Best Time To Visit :

Going by the temperature, November to February is the best time to visit this place.

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