Andhra Pradesh is India's fifth largest state (in terms of area) spreading over an area of 2,76,754 sq. kms. It is located between 12° 41' and 22° East longitude and 77° and 84° 40' North latitude. It shares common boundaries with Madhya Pradesh and Orissa to the north, the Bay of Bengal to the east, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to the south and Maharashtra to the west. The state also forms a major link between the north and south of India. For administrative purpose the state has been divided into 23 districts. On the basis of geographical position, Andhra Pradesh can be divided into three distinct regions viz. Kosta (Coastal Andhra), Telangana and Rayalaseema. Telangana lies west of the Ghats on the Deccan plateau. The Godavari River and Krishna River rise in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and Maharashtra and flow east across Telangana to empty into the Bay of Bengal in a combined river delta. Kosta occupies the coastal plain between Eastern Ghats ranges, which run the length of the state, and the Bay of Bengal. Rayalaseema is situated in the southeast of the state on the Deccan plateau, in the basin of the Penner River. It is separated from Telangana by the low Erramala hills and from Coastal Andhra by the Eastern Ghats.

How to Reach Andhra Pradesh by Air: Andhra Pradesh has one international Airport in it's capital - Hyderabad. Other important airports are located at Tirupathi and Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada. How to Reach Andhra Pradesh by Roads: Around 4,104 km of the National Highways network pass through Andhra Pradesh. State highways measure up to nearly 60,000 km and there is another 1,04,000 km of Panchayati Raj road network. How to Reach Andhra Pradesh by Railways: Nearly 5,085 km of the railways route cover the state Andhra Pradesh out of which 4,362 km is broad-gauge, 686 km is metre-gauge and 37 km is narrow gauge Ports: A number of commercial ports punctuate the long coastline of the state. The most important port in Andhra Pradesh is Visakhapatnam. Minor ports are located at Kakinada, Machilipatnam, Bheemunipatnam, Krishnapatnam, Vadarevu and Kalingapatnam.

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