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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
Machilipatnam is a city and a special grademunicipality in Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the southeastern or Coromandel Coast of India. Situated on one of the mouths of the river Krishna at the Bay of Bengal, Machilipatnam is the administrative center of Krishna District in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It has a medium fishing horbour which can accommodate 350 fishing vessels, has a carpet-weaving industry; other products include rice, oilseed and scientific instruments.
Machilipatnam was founded in the 14th century by the trading Arabs who found their way from the red sea to southern India to the spot of eastern peninsula. The city has an average elevation of 14 meters. Machilipatnam gets annual rainfall due to the southwest monsoon. Machilipatnam has many small scale industries. Agriculture is the most important occupation, paddy being the main food crop produced.
In 2006, the population of the city was 1, 95,077. Males constitute 50 percent of the population and females 50 percent. Machilipatnam is a city with a rich history of foreign conquests, business and trade. The beaches in Machilipatnam are long, broad, pristine, with pale blonde sands.

Machilipatnam is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in India worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of India.

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