It is historically called the "Rice Bowl of India".
More than 77% of its crop is rice; Andhra Pradesh produced 17,796,000 tonnes (19,616,732 short tons) of rice in 2006.
Two major rivers, the Godavari and the Krishna, run across the state.
The small enclave (30 square kilometres (12 sq mi)) of Yanam, a district of Puducherry, lies in the Godavari delta in the northeast of the state.
Two of the mega cities of the state Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam were listed among the top 15 cities contributing to India's overall Gross domestic product.
Andhra Pradesh has third longest coastline of 960 km (600 mi) among all the states of India.
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