|Winner of General Elections 2009 in Visakhapatnam is DAGGUBATI PURANDESWARI (INC)|
|Daggubati Purandeswari||INC||Hand||3-194 KARAMCHEDU VILLAGE KARAMCHEDU MANDAL PRAKASAM DISTRICT||368812|
|Palla Srinivasa Rao||PRAP||Railway Engine||D.NO.1-77 NEW GAJUWAKA VISAKHAPATNAM||302126|
|Dr.m.v.v.s.murthi||TDP||Bicycle||D.NO.10-27-13 WALTAIR UPLANDS VISAKHAPATNAM-530003||223117|
|M.t.venkateswaralu||LSP||Whistle||D.NO.10-5-11/94G SEETHA TOWERS RAMNAGAR VISAKHAPATNAM||39363|
|D.v.subbarao||BJP||Lotus||D.NO.7-22-3 SANJIVAYYA NAGAR KIRLAMPUDI VISAKHAPATNAM||30336|
|Apparao Golagana||IND||Road Roller||D.NO.14-333 LAKSHMI NAGAR GOPALAPATNAM VISAKHAPATNAM||9670|
|I.m.ahmed||BSP||Elephant||D.NO.16-2-7 OFFICIAL COLONY MAHARANIPETA VISAKHAPATNAM||8838|
|D.bharathi||PPOI||Television||D.NO.10-4-25/45 RAMNAGAR VISAKHAPATNAM||5896|
|Rangaraju Kalidindi||IND||Banana||D.NO.13-157 MADHURAWADA VILLAGE P.M.PALEM VISAKHAPATNAM||5797|
|Ramesh Lanka||BHSASP||Camera||D.NO.11-9-39 404 INDIRA APARTMENTS DASPALLA HILLS VISAKHAPATNAM||5347|
|Bethala Kegiya Rani||BSP(AP)||Kite||D.NO.11-99 MADUGULA MANDAL VISAKHAPATNAM||3297|
|Bandam Venkata Rao Yadav||IND||Diesel Pump||D.NO.50-59-2/1 RAJENDRANAGAR VISAKHAPATNAM||2660|
|D.v.ramana (vasu Master)||TPPP||Candles||D.NO.19-35-7 RANGIREEJUVEEDHI VISAKHAPATNAM||2493|
|Yaddanapudi Rangarao||IND||Gas Cylinder||D.NO.49-55-8/1 VIDYUTNAGAR VISAKHAPATNAM||2314|
|Yalamanchili Prasad||IND||Ceiling Fan||D.NO.50-57-22 RAJENDRANAGAR VISAKHAPATNAM||2195|
OverviewAlternatively, it sometimes goes by its now mostly defunct colonial British name, Waltair. During the colonial era, the city had at its hub the Waltair railway station, and that part of the city still goes by the name of Waltair. It is sometimes also referred to as the "City of Destiny". The city is home to several state owned heavy industries, one of the most advanced steel plants and has one of the country's largest ports and its oldest shipyard. It has the only natural harbour on the eastern coast of India. Andhra University, a prominent seat of education in Andhra Pradesh is located here. Visakhapatnam, which is the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh with an area of 550 km², is primarily an industrial city, apart from being a tourist destination. Tourists are attracted by its unspoilt beaches, nearby scenic Araku Valley and Borra caves, the 11th-century Simhachalam temple and ancient Buddhist sites like Thotlakonda & Bavikonda spread across the area. The city boasts of a submarine museum, the first of its kind in South Asia, at Ramakrishna Beach.
Name and history
The CityFrom being a small fishing village in the twentieth century, Visakhapatnam has grown into an industrial hub. Its saga began with the quest of British to find a suitable port that could serve the hinterland possessing rich mineral wealth. Unlike the western coast of India, the east coast has few undulations to form a natural harbor. Britishers quest for finding out a harbor ended with Vizag. Vizag is the most protected natural harbour in Asia. They started building the harbor in 1927 and in 1933 it was opened to traffic. One more important milestone is setting up of Scindia Steam Navigation Co., later known as Hindustan Shipyard Ltd in 1940. With the construction of the K.K. line connecting the iron ore mines of Bailadila in M.P. (present day Chattisgarh), its importance grew. In 1950s and 1960s Government and private sector setting up some largescale Basic industries like Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels (B.H.P.V.), Hindustan Zinc Ltd., Caltex oil refinery (later acquired by government as H.P.C.L.), Coromandel fertilizers, Andhra Polymers (now LG Polymers), etc. 1980s saw a major development with the development of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and other major industries. Economic liberalization in the 1990s brought a modest growth to the city but not as much as it did to Hyderabad. However, some industries sprang up like Rain calcining Ltd., expansion of HPCL, setting up of Vizag Export Processing zone, Simhadri Thermal Power plant of N.T.P.C., etc. Visakhapatnam is now declared as one of ten fastest growing cities of the world a recent study conducted by the United Nations.
DemographicsVizag is a cosmopolitan mix of people from various parts of the country. From a population of a few thousand locals during the 18th century and early 19th century the population grew steadily every decade. The city doubled its population from 1990–2000 owing to a large migrant population from surrounding areas and other parts of the country coming to the city to work in its heavy industries. As of 2001[update] India census, Visakhapatnam had a population of 2,845,938. After the state government approved the formation of Greater Visakhapatnam with the merger of Gajuwaka municipality and 32 villages in the vicinity in the Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, the population of the city and the metro area swelled to 3.1 Million. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 74% and female literacy is 63%. 10% of the population is younger than six. Visakhapatnam is listed as one of the Ten Fastest Growing Cities of the World. Hinduism is practised by the majority of citizens followed by Islam and Christianity. The city patronised Buddhism for 2 millennia as evident from the presence of many Buddhist sangharamas in the outskirts. The Buddhist population has however waned since. All the religions co-exist peacefully, Visakhapatnam never witnessed communal riots during its entire history.
LanguageVisakhapatnam is predominantly a Telugu speaking city. The Telugu spoken by the middle classes is a standard dialect, while a significant population who have settled down in the city from adjoining villages and neighbouring districts of East Godavari, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam speak Uttarandhra (North Coastal) Mandalikam dialects. Historians believe that centuries ago, when Uttarandhra was part of the Kalinga (India) Empire, Buddhist missionaries and merchants might have taken Telugu (Derived from Brahmi script) script to Southeast Asia from the shores of Uttarandhra where it parented into the scripts of Mon, Burmese, Thai, Khmer, Siam, Javanese and Balinese languages and even Sinhala of Sri Lanka. Their similarities to Telugu script can be discerned even today. Visakhapatnam is home to a small proportion of Oriya, Maharashtrians,Bengali and Malayalee community, their migration is of recent origin. Visakhapatnam due to the Naval presence and high concentration of public sector industries has a significant Hindi speaking population. It is also home to a large section of Muslims;
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