Visākhapatnam (also known as Vizag, Visākha, Wāltair) is the largest and most populous city of Andhra Pradesh serving as headquarters of Visakhapatnam district It geographically lies amidst the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The city is set to become Executive Capital of Andhra Pradesh once the decentralization bill is enacted as it has been approved by AP legislative assembly.It is one of the four Smart Cities of Andhra Pradesh selected under Smart City Mission. It is the most populous city in the state with a population of 2,035,922 as of 2011, making it the 11th-largest city in the country and the fourth-most populous in South India. It is also the ninth-most populous metropolitan area in India with a population of 5,018,000. With an output of $43.5.billion, Visakhapatnam is the ninth-largest contributor to India's overall gross domestic product as of 2016. and state headquarters of Indian Coast Guard.