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Visakhapatnam (Vizag, for short) is a large city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It sits on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, and has the fourth largest port in India, and the country's oldest shipyard. Prime Minister Nehru launched independent India's first ship, the "Jala Usha" from here. It is a prominent industrial town, and is home to many heavy industries including refineries, steel plants and a zinc smelter. Visakhapatnam is also the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

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