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Amazing facts about the city for those who ask “where is Visakhapatnam?”

Where is Visakhapatnam? This seems to be the popular question asked by people from other states. Many people in the north of the country still feel that South India belongs to Madras, and we are all Madrasis. It takes a lot to explain why Vizag is not in Madras, and it is a fast growing city in Andhra Pradesh, which is another Indian state and does not come under Madras.

Visakhapatnam is a port city located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is located in the northeastern part of Andhra Pradesh near the Odisha border. Visakhapatnam is home to a population of over 20 lakes. It is one of the fastest growing cities in India not only in terms of population but also in terms of the various facilities such as educational institutions and industries located there. The city is well connected to various parts of the country due to the wide availability of road transport services and railways. Visakhapatnam Railway Station, part of the East Coast Railway (ECoR) division, is the proposed headquarters of the new South Coast Railway (SCoR) area. The city is also home to Visakhapatnam International Airport. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the city was the hub of industrial development in the newly formed state.

Vizag is known as the jewel of the east coast, hidden in the folds of green hills and blue sea. So, for those who are still wondering where Visakhapatnam is, here are some interesting facts about the City of Destiny to give them a better idea.

Only natural port on the east coast of India:

Visakhapatnam has the only natural harbor on the entire eastern coast of India. This represents one of the four natural harbors of the country. Visakhapatnam Port was established in 1933 for this very reason. It is the fifth busiest cargo port in India. The city is also home to Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), the oldest shipyard in India.

Second largest coastal city in India:

Spread over 682 km², Visakhapatnam is the second largest coastal city, after Porbandar in Gujarat. There are a number of beaches dotting the town’s coastline.

Eastern Naval Command (ENC) Headquarters:

Amazing facts about the city for those who ask

Eastern Naval Command (ENC) was established on March 1, 1968 in Visakhapatnam. The four Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal fall under the responsibility of the ENC. It is also a strategically important shipyard for two nuclear-powered submarines. The command is responsible for all naval forces in the Bay of Bengal and parts of the Indian Ocean.

One of the four smart cities of Andhra Pradesh:

Visakhapatnam has been named as one of four smart cities in the state for the National Smart Cities Mission. It is an urban renewal program, by the government of India, to develop smart cities across the country.

Main tourist attraction of the state:

Amazing facts about the city for those who ask

Visakhapatnam is a well-known tourist attraction throughout the state. You could say that the beach is the soul of Vizag. Residents of Visakhapatnam can boast of the number of hill stations, Buddhist sites, waterfalls and the city’s famous beaches. It is famous for Araku Valley, Bheemili Beach, Thotlakomda Buddhist Site and many other tourist attractions.

Home to some reputable central and state educational institutions:

Apart from being a tourist spot, the city is also home to some of the most reputable educational institutions. Andhra University in Visakhapatnam is one of the most reputed universities in the country with alumni like Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Honorable Vice President of India, NS Raghavan, Co-founder of Infosys, and many other eminent personalities. Some of the other reputable institutions are Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam (IIM-V), Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) and Indian Maritime University (IMU).

A one-of-a-kind defense-controlled airport:

Amazing facts about the city for those who ask

Visakhapatnam International Airport is mainly controlled by the Indian Navy, which is jointly used for defense and civil aviation. An interesting fact is that the civil aviation air traffic is under the supervision of the Indian Navy.