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Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called "The Jewel of the East Coast", situated in Andhra Pradesh, located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh with an area of 550 kmĀ², it is primarily an industrial city, apart from being a port city. It is also home to the Eastern Naval Command. Visakhapatnam has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission. The city became a global destiny for more than 100 manufacturers of bulk drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and intermediates with world class Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City spread over 2400 acres. Visakhapatnam's beaches (such as Ramakrishna Mission Beach and Rushikonda), parks (such as Kailasagiri and VUDA Park), museums (such as the Kursura Submarine Museum and Visakha Museum), and proximity to areas of natural beauty (such as the Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Araku Valley, and Borra Caves) have helped the city become a significant tourist destination.