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|Description||"Wish You A Happy And Prosperous New Year-2013" HOME Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called "The Jewel of the East Coast", situated in the of Andhra Pradesh, located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern...|
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:: Visakhapatnam District ::
"Wish You A Happy And Prosperous New Year-2013"
HOME. Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called "The Jewel of the East Coast", situated in the of Andhra Pradesh, located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District and is also home of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
It is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh with an area of 550 km, it is primarily an industrial city, apart from being a port city. It is also home to the Eastern Naval Command.
According to the history, the city was named after the god of Valor-Vishakha. It was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, under Ashoka's rule in 260 B.C. It passed on later to the Andhra Kings of Vengi. After this Pallava,
Chola and Ganga dynasties ruled the city.In the 15th century, Vishakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire.
It is often called the best ...
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