Andhra Pradesh vs. Tamil Nadu: Difference between South Indian States

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Difference between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are two south Indian states. Both are located in the peninsular Deccan plateau, bounded by the Bay of Bengal to the east. Andhra is India’s fourth largest state by area and has the second longest coastline amongst all of the Indian states. AP’s capital is Hyderabad and the official language is Telugu. Tamil Nadu is the southernmost part of Indian peninsula and is the eleventh largest state by area. Since 500 BC it has been the home of the Tamil people with Chennai (Madras) is its capital city. TN is the most urbanized state in India and claims eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu


Andhra Pradesh is surrounded by Chhattisgarh and Orissa to the north, Tamil Nadu to the south and Karnataka to the west. The coastal region in Andhra is mainly delta formed by the Krishna, Godavari and Penner rivers. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, has the Eastern Ghats to its north, Nilgiri and the Annamalai hills to the west, Indian Ocean to the south and Pak Strait, Gulf of Mannar to the southeast. Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula and hence the meeting point of Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.


In comparison to its share of population, Tamil Nadu has the highest number of enterprises in India and is the fifth largest contributor to India’s Gross Domestic Product. It is responsible for the third largest Indian economy in 2008 and is also the most industrialized state in India. TN holds third position on the list of states with the most Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) approvals and has a network of over 100 industrial parks.

Andhra Pradesh is called the rice bowl of India and agriculture is its main source of income, however, it is rapidly growing in the fields of Information Technology and biotechnology. In terms of mineral wealth, Andhra Pradesh holds second position and accounts for one third of the total limestone reserves in the country.


Tamil Nadu has the second largest tourism industry in India and it is growing at a rapid rate of around 16%. It is controlled by TTDC- Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. TTDC promotes tourism with a tagline Enchanting Tamil Nadu. Botanical gardens in Ooty and Hogenakal Waterfall on Kaveri River are quite famous.

Andhra Pradesh is famous for its religious sites and pilgrimages. Triumala Venkateswara Temple, Birla Mandir, Buddha Statue on Hussain Sagar Lake and Ramappa Temple are some of its most famous tourist spots.

Similarities and Differences

Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra is India’s fourth largest state by area.
  • Andhra Pradesh is called the rice bowl of India and agriculture is its main source of income.
  • It is famous for its religious sites and pilgrimages.

Tamil Nadu

  • It is the most urbanised state in India and has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • It is the fifth largest contributor to India’s Gross Domestic Product.
  • Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is the southernmost point of the Indian peninsula.
  • It has a network of over 100 industrial parks.
  • Tamil Nadu has second largest tourism industry in India and it is growing at a rate of 16%.

Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu Video

Which Indian state has better tourist attractions?
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu

Discuss It: comments 100

I guess your partial towards TN.

How come you didn't mention tat AP is 3rd largest contributor of India's GDP?

And maharastra is the most urbanized state in India, not Tamil nadu.

And tamil nadu is not second in the tourism industry.

TN is the most urbanised state and not maharasyra

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  • Unknown wrote on September 2017

In 2008 onwards TN did overtake AP in GDP.

Know the facts

U r right Pradeep.ap is 3rd largest contributor to india's GDP and stands 1st in tourism...


Andra lacks in tourism it has only countable 4 or 6 players.Tirumala temple alone give most of the toursm ranking except that not so much but in t.n ranges from natural beauty[hill stations-ooty,kodai,valparai,yercaud,yelagiri,topslip,anikatty,western and eastern ghats,beaches,etc]and man made beauty[land of temples,caves,inscriptions,etc.]Hence ap is no compare to tn in tourism.It is only becoz of tirumala temple that ap stands first in tourism!!!!!!

The Most Tourists Place in india is Karnataka , where a pool of Foreghners Visits World Famous Historical place Vijayanagar,Hampi and Mysore , and manymore

i agree wit u... In stats Tn has more than 35000 temples in their state..and chennai attracts the most foreign touristers in india 4 last few years, its beat tirumala and

@ telugupower u r right..ap is ahead than tn in gdp...if u compare the areas and population of these 2 states..ultimately tn is far ahead than ap in gdp.. Tats y author gave more priority to tn

Tamilnadu is Always Head!!!!By tamil dons Thanjavur

Tamil than best by pudukottai carebian kings

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  • knockout wrote on September 2011

if Andhra Pradesh has its way we can starve chennai without water ....the major source for water in chennai is from AP.....Mind IT....

In chennai population 30% have andhra mind it

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  • Chulbul Pandey wrote on November 2011

Over in india 65 % literacy in ap ,but tamil state they had 84.4% of literacy, and also in kerala state,. 93% of literacy..most of them from andhra pradesh are came to chennai for purchasing and modeling also for education..... Tel any more world heritage in andhara other than

Still AP stands top in tourism with 21% as per ministry of tourism....seriously in spite of having many number of World heritage centers TM holds 3 rd position with 15 of share....This is not actual metric that we compare both the states...

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  • pradeep wrote on November 2011

..Bodhidharma ..,the founder of Kung fu .,..sorry tamil brother u're rocking now,..

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  • Telugu power wrote on November 2011

Tamil is best and sweet forever ...,

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  • American's Tamil Pie wrote on November 2011

Indian ocean starts from tamil nadu only... 'KANYAKUMARI is the another gate way of india' says N.T.Ramarao in star news .Ramasewaram bridge is the world's top most heritage in india after that tagmahal,g.w of india and golden temple..Ooty and kodaikanal are also world heritage cities ,.for ap Thirumala for tn thirutani , for tn muruga temple in thiruchi but for muruga what temple in ap wat they had man? Andhra is only favour chilli and grains but they don't have brains... Tamil language covers tamil nadu,andhaman and nicobar ,srilanka ,maurutius,singapore what for telugu

simply LU only (telgu people spoke words that adds letters lu,mu,pu,vu)

cha..cha...wat a ugly language?

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  • dare to comapre wid telugu wrote on February 2012

wat ull talk den tamil is an mixed stupid language v all know whole world knows dat in india sri krishna devarai period is d golden period of india dat gr8 person 1ly said dat telugu lang is d better 1 of all indian lang's u r stupid use les tamil includes telugu lang wat u said v r nt havin brain huh? Hw dare u to say lyk dat if u r infront of my ill cut u r tongue ap is d back bone of india in producin rice nd food if it stops producin and sendin water to chennai ull die ugly begge of ap

u stupid how dare u 2 compare with tamil

Tamil is grt language ....but why Tamil people are so rude? for sure Telugu is sweet language ..and Telugu people are sweeter..wats? fun in beng rude to other and criticize their it a habit of tamil people

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  • gudipati srinivasulu wrote on November 2013

Majority people in south speak telugu, telugu people are knowledge to speak any language and mix with other if any telugu guy speak tamil no one can recognize that he is telugu, tlgu people are tamil poets, never excite with any other language guts to guys

hey u said dat telugu is ugly lang know den wat tamil was u ll read zh as L nd ull use to write desgins s u r lang nd tamil lang till want to develop in telugu der r many legendry nd world famous writters in tamil? U r lang wanna develop 4 eg. All world ll say viswaganesh bt u stupid ppl ll say viswaganeshan u dnt ve words to stop in ganesh so only adding n blody ''beggers''

all words u used for tamils are same 2 u.

U **** on Telugu ...I sit on this all necessary...u are letting some one to **** on tamil by shitting in their lanuage...

no thanks

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  • Rajasekhar wrote on April 2012

worlds worst language is Tamil

always sambar ponna amburam kuundan meenan what like this

You know the rank of telugu in world 16th but tamil 19th

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  • Rajasekhar wrote on April 2012

Black and poor Tamil people

u r all dark blacks stupids.

its not world's worst language it's world's first language. did u understand golty???????????????

As the people of worlds fist guys should behave well.

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  • rajesh wrote on December 2016

daffa tamil jaihind

haha!! stop foolin around!! telugu is a nice language but keep in mind that it emerged from tamil... v are ur GOD FATHERS....!!

Super!!! also fact!!

Telugu people are so generous and down to earth people ...we give and take respect ....that is proved with NTR's words...World knows the sweetness of Telugu and Telugu people...Sollunga and many other words are slang words in Telugu ....

idiot respect the language

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  • Tamil Vazhga wrote on November 2011

Most of them telugu heros are born in chennai telugu people u can't say ths is wrong... Bcoz, this s true only....Andhra is based on TN forever

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  • shalini wrote on March 2013

super !!!!

most of Vijay's films are direct copy's from Telugu ...and watching them is a punishment...

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  • nagachaitanya wrote on November 2011

Andhra is famous for peddapuram(red light village all are f***d women) . This village also famous for world wide heritage

peddapuram is completely cleaned out and it has all it's qualities to become a world heritage center it has got 4 engineering colleges ..Its a educational center produces more than 2000 engineers every year ...

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  • m.venkatesh wrote on November 2011

Andhra pradesh is famous for its adaptability.Tamilians are not adaptable so their growth is less compared to andhrapradesh. Andhra pradesh is divided from tamilnadu and now it has dominated the tamilnadu in many aspects, what a shame on tamilnadu?.Andhrapradesh is the best state in india.

jai andhrapradesh.

doesn't know what's happening around the world and telling rubbish that AP is the best state in India. it's silly.

it's shame for u only who belongs to AP

Shame to share border with you guys ..shame that we were together some time back

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  • jakka wrote on December 2015

puppy shame

dude!! plz know the facts before u speak out.... andhra is a good and friendly state but not the best state!! maharashtra is number 1... followed by TN and AP.... TN is the most industrial region in india... GDP of chennai is twice that of hyderabad.... :-). and chennai is a main metro city for india. in the west it is mumbai, in the north it is delhi, in the east it is kolkata and in the south it is madras.... this is well known to all

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  • jakka wrote on December 2015

jai jakkamma

We have lot of things in common.

we have beggars on our streets(Chennai and Hyderabad)

We have people who live on roads

We have slums

we have poverty

we have our highly polluted cities

we have our villages lacking basic facilities even after our

65 years of independence.

And finally we have lot of rajas(scam raja) and lot of rajus(ramalingaraju)

in both the states as in the country.

Recently UNDP has ranked 134th in a total o3 187 countries in human development index and silly people are arguing who is more great in this situation.If we think like this we will degrade more.

We should stop thinking with a narrow mind and comparing on silly things.

We should do a lot together and develop our country and make a developed INDIA from a developing one.



I am a big follower of this site. Needless to say this is one of the best comments I have seen so far.

Abdul Kalam belongs to TN

Follow his inspirational cotes ...its never enough saying "he is from our state"...get inspired by him and make your people proud of u...

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  • Tamil wrote on December 2015

but his brains are twited by bhagawad geeta

We dont consider him tamil. Have it yourself Indians

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  • Indian_Naruto wrote on November 2011

MERA BARATH MAHAN................States are separated for good administration not for hatred b/w the states.......... please realize and be like an Indians.

Lets all work HARD for our country progress......................


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  • PremaPyaarIshqnaaIndiaBharathHindustan wrote on February 2012

Love it :D I agree with you completely!!! Although I do have some partiality towards Andhra Pradesh...we are all Indians and I am proud to have so many wonderful and Desi Brothers and Sisters :D

Guys guys guys chillax ..!! andhra and tamilnadu are the is just a physical separation that separates us and our govt have separated us in the name of states.. ! .. Telugu and Tamil go hand in hand bros.. we are all brothers and sisters of the same origin .. come on dont start fighting saying tamilnadu is developed or andhra is developed.. I am a Tamil from chennai , I have lot of telugu frds and they rock.. chennai,hyderabad both cities are awesome.. developing at fast rate.. lets be happy for that..! lets start competing and stop complaining and comparing people.. Rock n roll my telugu bros.. lets rock the party !!! :P :D <3..


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  • shalini wrote on March 2013

super but i don't like it being a tamil

i m a tamilian

U rock bro...U will never become great saying others bad..

I am a tamil muslim I can die for my language,and very proud of being a tamil,but I equally love teulugu people,for the close bond we share with them,the way they respect my language overall,the least discord we have with them ,for the acceptance of my culture,Tamils,and telugus are siblings,more than telanganites,and costa andhras,welcome come home brothers to chennai,the city which has never treated you as outsiders,inspite you wantin a separate state.

No Andhra and Tamil people are very different

You Andhra guys are too much confused by sasnkrit and Hinduism

We still remain all alone and fighting but we are living our life..

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Hill stations are some thing which we can not control... Himalayas are full of snow ..why none of the mountains in TM are covered with snow ...? this something... Chennai has a man made harbor....vizag has natural harbor...this is all nature we can't control them ...

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  • grr wrote on February 2013

Any state that gives more money to me is good

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  • jakka wrote on December 2015

You are the man.. born to .. i shuld nt say

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  • sandhya wrote on February 2013

I am a Kannadiga. Oh i am very surprised by reading the comments. Till date i thought as telugu and tamil peoples had no problem between them. As there is no river issue like kaveri, mullaperiyar and also lot of movies made at same time in both languages(due to dubbing ban in karnataka,they dont dub their movies to kannada), Also in CCL 2012 even Chennai plays a cheating game in public,Hyderbad people gave support to them.Hence i think so. But the fact is completely different.

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  • shalini wrote on March 2013

shut up kannadiga

You shut up ,I think you can never be a tamil,fanning hatred,I am a diehard tamil,and l love my telugu bretheren

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  • jakka wrote on December 2015

Meeran.. please praise arabia ..once your brains are confused, please dont comment.. we too get confused

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  • Subramaniam wrote on February 2013

தமிழ்நாடு ஒரு கேவலமான ஊரு....நல்லா பீத்திப்பாங்க ஆனா உள்ளுக்குள்ள ஒரு மயிரும் கிடையாது!!!!!! பொறாமை புடிச்ச நாய்மகனுங்க வாழுற ஊரு சென்னை. வொத்தா தேவடியாக்குடி ஊரு சென்னை. ஆந்திராவுல எப்பவுமே ஒரு தெய்வீகம் உண்டு! கருணை உண்டு! எல்லாத்துக்கும் மேல மனிதாபிமானம் உண்டு!!!!

வொத்தா... இந்த சென்னை காரங்கள ஆந்திரா ஆளுங்களோட ஒண்டிக்கு ஒண்டி சண்டை போட சொல்லுவோம்... அப்புறம் தெரியும் டா உன் சென்னை காரங்க ஊத்தக் கூதி பொட்ட தேவடியா பாடுங்கனு...

Tamil Nadu is the worst, stinky, base, pathetic Dump yard not only in Whole India...but in whole World. It is the most dis organised state in India. But Its only speciality is.. these **** always occupy all blogs and forums like this one and flood them with comments praising and favouring their state and City(the sickest Chennai). But in reality they themselves don't know even an ounce as to what constitutes TamilNadu.

Chennai is the Number 1 city in India when it comes to 'ANTI INDIA' AND 'ANTI RELIGION'. Chennai is the most stinkiest Dirtiest, Disorganised, Greedy, Narrow minded, Quarrelsome, Intolerant, Most Alcholic city in India. I already told, Tamil people will always be the first to comment and comment with lot of abuses in all blogs and forums like this one. So the general public reading them will get an illusion as if rest of Indian state People are biased against Chennai and T.N. ALAS!!!!! DONT EVEN CONSIDER CHENNAI AS A PLACE WHERE SOME HUMANS LIVE! IF U THINK SO WELL.... GET READY FOR THE MOST DISGUSTING SURPRISES OF LIFE.

- I am a Tamil Living in Chennai for 25 yrs. But Iam now clear about the demerits of this Diabolic city called chennai.

neenga konjam pothunga appadi pannale TN uruppadum. neenga romba adi vaangirukeenga pola pavam.

You are the real Tamilian!!!!. We know about TAMIL Language & TELUGU People knows about TELUGU Language. I request everyone to be COOL Guys. We are INDIANS first in this NATION.. JAI HIND

you should be a telugu having false tamil name and damaging tamilnadu and tamilians purposly as a tamilian. SHAME ON YOU. dont ever open your **** mouth and write anything wrong about Tamilnadu, TN gave you everthing and it is like your mother, If you are abusing your mother then you are a TRAITOR who should be hanged to death..keep shut.

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  • Meeran wrote on August 2013

What right do we have to pass comments on a race which is friendly to us,if we are thankless(sei nanri konraraku ivvulahil idamillai)when all the neighbouring states are at loggerheads with us it was andhra which came to our rescue in telugu Ganga,sorry all my telugu brethren for any adverse comments against you by my fellow tamilians.

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  • jakka wrote on December 2015




He is a Immigrant to Tamilnadu ..against native Tamil people ..always creating confusion in our society

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  • Washind wrote on February 2013

Maharashtra is the most Urbanised Stae in India Not TN

Don't Spin a Yarn. People reading this blog are not Primitive Creatures to believe all the loads of lies U have listed here. Grow up!

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  • Kathir wrote on March 2013

so you guys took good food . Now you want it to digest . Illiterate fools fight in the name of caste and religion . You literate idiots fight like this . And you want another british fu**k on indians .Be united . (Indian )

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  • shalini wrote on March 2013

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tamil nadu is the top most state in india..telugu peoples has no such age to talk about tamilans and they are child when compare to tamil...ur dirty people very slum ladies are un educated for lady saying that if we dont give water u wil beg for and u will die,ths s the status of telugu people..i cant digest telugu langauge and most of them dont brush..

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  • jakka wrote on December 2015

No ..please stop my friends

Tamilnadu is not the best state ..Neither is Andhra or any other state

Why beggars should fight.. ?

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  • Phanindra wrote on March 2013

Hai frinds,Dn u all feel shame fighting for just a silly thing which u cant take wit u after u die.WE ALL ARE INDIANS...Just keep in mind tat Abdul kalam belongs to TN but he's president of india..He is not Tamilian he is indian.I m telugu guy.

AP doesn't have temples for **** stars and film actor...and also we don't ask UNESCO to recognize them as world heritage centers.

Tamil is a great language,they have got good music....but Tamil people are all cheaters,shameless, senseless,etc...most of the North people call them madarchod...some people also say they that are behachod ...i totally don't don't agree with them...

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  • Ni amma mogudu wrote on January 2017

U r DAT madarchod behenchod lanjodukka Ni amma okkadu thote kadha ra pandindhi ledha evaradigina velli pandukuntadha

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  • Fact wrote on April 2013

TM has famous temples ....ex : Film star Kushboo's temple, P***or*n Star Shakeela has got a temple .... generous people...They have plans to ask UNESCO to identify these temples as world heritage places ..good luck to them all ...hope these temples will be identified by unesco

andhra and tamil is same .

Dear all

I am proud to be an south Indian first not ap/TN/Karnataka or Kerala. I am staying by birth in north India they treat south Indians as second class citizens. It is burning true that SI gave sciencists,educationalists,IT professionals and so many other things to the country. We have 11international airports in 4 states where in east there are 3 int.airports for 11 states. We have most urbanised cities comparing to other regions. So my humble request is to all south indians that don't fight for your ego for states,show rest of India that SOUTH IS THE BEST!!!!!!!

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  • Sandip wrote on August 2013

Hey guys stop fighting..tamil nadu is also most urbanised states after mh.and andhra is nt least it is the best.tolly and kolly having best connection and having good relationship.andhra is the largest contributors in both states and people of both states are best.

telugu is nearest language to sanskrit.but tamil is nearest to asian languages like china , thai,malaysia. etc " vong, pong, summa. "

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  • ratheesh wrote on October 2013

Chennai all over India naan thaanda boss.

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  • Vignesh Rao wrote on March 2014

Guys too much of comparison !! My mother Tongue is Telugu and my family lives in Chennai since 70 years. I know very well about both states and languages :) In-fact I love both of them and also hate both for very few reasons. we don't want to prove which language is good or old too. Both are one of the best :) :). Development in TN is slightly better than AP only because bad governments(Except TDP) in AP Esp. due to non regional parties(Congress). But TN has only regional parties like DMK and ADMK only. And not because of any other reasons. TN successfully abolished Congress and BJP long back which made them move bit faster, but this didn't happen in AP. Please have a friendly attitude between Telugus and Tamils which i feel are the pride of India :) I LOVE INDIA :) :) :)

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  • rajesh wrote on December 2016

bOTH ARE good states .each ONE have DIFFERent imporTANTS.

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  • Hrusi wrote on August 2017

Andhrapradesh is bigger state than tamilnadu. Mind it.

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