This region encompasses the central coastal strip of Andhra Pradesh and covers some 10,500 square miles. Dominated by the Telugu-speaking Kamma caste, its 16 million people include Muslims and Christians as well as the majority Hindus. They live in more than 7,800 villages and 10 cities.
The people of Central Andhra Pradesh must deal with a hot, humid tropical climate. Although the majority of the people live in rural villages, many migrate to the cities. They relocate hoping for a better life, but many end up with menial jobs and live in makeshift slums.
The East Coast Andhra Pradesh Region
Livestock plays a major role in the economy of the Central Andhra Pradesh Region. These animals pull the plows and provide milk.
Andhra Pradesh women are often engaged in small businesses to earn money for their families. This woman sells household items from her basket.
The fertile land of the central region of Andhra Pradesh runs from the coast of the Bay of Bengal to the low mountains known as the Eastern Ghats.