Vijayawada(Telugu:విజయవాడ) is a commercial city located on the bank of Krishna river in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the third largest city after Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, with an area of 261.88 km2. The city municipal limits has a population of 1,048,240, while the population of the metropolitan area is 1,491,202. The city is also popularly known by its historic name Bezawada, which is used by the Indian Railways in assigning its railway station code "BZA". The city is also called as the land of victory. The city is the cleanest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh with a total of 49.060 points, according to a Ministry of Urban Development.Vijayawada is politically active, sociologically dominant, agriculturally rich, and is an industrial transportation hub. It is also the commercial capital of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada has been recognised as a Global City of the Future by McKinsey Quarterly.