Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State Comparison | Telangana VS Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State Comparison: Today we are going to compare the 2 states of South India, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Let me tell you that in 1956, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru started the work of creating states on the basis of language, at that time under one of his strange decisions, Andhra State and Hyderabad State were merged to form a new state which was named Andhra Pradesh. Even though Andhra Pradesh was formed the demand for creating a separate state Telangana was coming to the fore, and this is where Telangana Movement started.
And this movement gained momentum when K. Chandrasekhar Rao led the Telangana Movement through the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) in 2001, which led to the passage of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Campaign 2014 Bill for the formation of Telangana in 2014, and after that from North West, Andhra’s 10 districts moved to Telangana and then Telangana came into existence on June 2, 2014, as the 29th state of India after the approval of the President of India. During this partition, it was decided that Hyderabad would remain the capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next 10 years. K. Chandrasekhar Rao played a big role in keeping the Telangana movement alive and therefore K. Chandrasekhar Rao was made the first Chief Minister of the state of Telangana.
In this article, we are going to compare these two states on the basis of more than 10 factors ranging from the total area of these two states(Telangana VS Andhra Pradesh) to GDP, population, famous food, literacy rate, etc.
GDP of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
Let’s start the comparison with GDP ie Gross Domestic Product. Let me tell you that the GDP of Andhra Pradesh is around US$120 billion in 2022 and it is the 9th largest state in India in terms of GDP. The GDP of Telangana is around US$130 billion and it is the 7th largest state in India in terms of GDP. And if we talk about the GDP per capita, then the GDP per capita of Andhra Pradesh is US$2,100, while the capita on GDP of Telangana is US$3,000.
Area of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
The total area of Andhra Pradesh is 160,205 km², and it is the eighth-largest state in India in terms of area. The same area of Telangana is 112,077 km² and it is the 11th largest state of India in terms of area. For your information, let me tell you that in total Andhra Pradesh has been divided into 13 districts while Telangana has been divided into 33 districts. And, if we talk about the largest city, then Visakhapatnam is the largest city in Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad is the largest city in Telangana.
The population of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
The total population of Andhra Pradesh is around 5 crores in 2022, and It is the 10th largest state in India in terms of population. The population of Telangana is around 4 crores and it is the 12th largest state in India in terms of population.
The religion of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
Talking about religion, 90.87% Hinduism, 7.32% Muslim, 1.38% Christian, 0.43% Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, and other religious people living in Andhra Pradesh. on the other hand in Telangana 85.09% are Hinduism, 12.68% are Muslim, 1.3% are Christian, and 0.9% people follow other religions here.
Famous food of Andhra Pradesh vs Telangana State
Now let’s talk about the famous food of these two states. In Andhra Pradesh, you can find Pulihora, Chepa Pulsu, Gongura Achar Ambadi, Andhra Chicken Biryani, Gutti Vankaya Kora, Punugulu, Curd Rice, Dondakaya Fry, Bobatlu, and Medu Vada.
In Telangana, you can find Hyderabadi Biryani, Sarv Pindi, Garijalu, Sakinalu, Malidalu, Golichina Mamsam, Kubani Ka Meetha, Haleem, Arisela, Pumpkin Kheer, and Nuvula Laddu.
HDI of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
Talking about HDI i.e. Human Development Index. Both these states also come under the category of Medium Human Development Index in India. with an HDI of 0.650, Andhra Pradesh ranks 27th and with an HDI of 0.669 Telangana ranks 22nd in India.
Spoken Languages of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
Friends, Telugu is the official language of both of these states and Telugu is the most spoken language here. Apart from Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, and Tamil are also spoken in these two states.
Literacy Rate of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
Talking about the literacy rate, the literacy rate of Andhra Pradesh is 67.4% while the literacy rate of Telangana is 72.8%. Which is less than India’s average literacy rate of 77.7%.
Poverty Rate of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
Talking about the poverty rate, the poverty rate of Andhra Pradesh is 21% while the poverty rate of Telangana is 16% i.e. 16% of the people of Telangana are below the poverty line.
Top Tourist Spots of Andhra Pradesh VS Telangana State
In the end, let’s talk about some famous tourist attractions in these two states.
You can visit the following places in Andhra Pradesh
- Araku Valley, Visakhapatnam
- Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati
- Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam
- Katiki Waterfalls, Visakhapatnam
- Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam
- Yarda Beach, Visakhapatnam
- Talakona Waterfalls, Tirupati
- TTD Garden, Tirupati
- Sri Kanaka Durga Temple, Vijayawada
- Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada
- Submarine Museum, Visakhapatnam
- ISKCON Temple Tirupati and
- Horsley Hills, Chittoor, and other places can be visited.
Where You can visit the following places in Telangana
- Charminar, Hyderabad
- Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
- Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
- Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad
- Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad
- Chowmuhalla Palace, Hyderabad
- Kakatiya Kala Thornam, Warangal
- Laknavaram Lake, Warangal
- Pakhal Lake, Warangal
- Bhongir Fort, Nalgonda
- Thousand Pillar Temple, Hanamkonda
- Kuntala Waterfall, Adilabad and
- Vemula Wada Temple, Karimnaga