Visakhapatnam (nicknamed Vizag) is the largest city in the Indian state ofAndhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam is located 370 kilometres (230 mi) north east of the proposed state capital of Amaravati and 701 kilometres (436 mi) of Hyderabad, the common capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and also theFinancial Capital of Andhra Pradesh. As of 2011, the population of the city was recorded as 1,730,320, making it 17th largest city in India, while its metropolitan area had a population of 2,091,811. Nestled between theEastern Ghats mountain range and the Bay of Bengal, the city occupies an area of 681.96 km2 (263.31 sq mi), making it the largest city in the state.