Visakhapatnam (/vɪsɑːkhʌpʌtnʌm/; also known as Vizag) is the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and the Eastern Naval Command of Indian Navy. Its geographical location is amidst Eastern Ghats mountain range and the coast of Bay of Bengal. It is the most populous city in the state with a population of 2,035,922 making it 14th largest city in the country. It is also the 9th most populous metropolitan area in India with a population of 53,40,000.As of 2016,Visakhapatnam ranks 9th richest city in the country with the GDP of 2.79 lakh crore rupees($43.5 billion).