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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.
Vijayawada literally translates to The Place of Victory. It is also known as Bezawada or Blazewada because of its heat. It is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India and is located on the banks of the Krishna River, bounded by the lndrakeeladri Hills on the west and the Budameru canal on the north. It is situated along the Madras-Howrah, and Madras-Delhi rail route, the largest railway junction of the South Central Railways. Vijayawada is in Krishna District, about 275 kilometers from the state capital Hyderabad and is known as the business capital of Andhra Pradesh.
A legend narrates that Vijayawada was established by Arjuna around the Malleswara temple and Indrakiladri hills in commemoration of Lord Shiva's Darshan that he had, and thus named it after him as Vijayawada. Besides being an important religious centre for Buddhists and Hindus, Vijayawada is also a centre of Andhra culture. It has an average elevation of 125 meters. The topology of Vijayawada is plain lands in between small to medium sized hills. Krishna River runs through the southern border of the city.
Vijayawada is famous for automobile, garments, iron and hardware industries. The Automobile industry runs in a region called Autonagar which is the largest of its kind in the entire state. The main markets are situated in the old city, formerly called one town and Kaleswara Rao Market area. It is estimated that nearly 10 crores of garment business takes place in the Vastralatha building alone in the One Town on a daily basis. The city of Vijayawada is run by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation. It is run by elected representatives and a commissioner. The city is divided into 50 wards and each ward elects a corporator. A mayor is elected for the entire city. The city has a very good educational background and historical importance but still is not really up to expectations in the information technology and Internet fields.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Vijayawada enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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