Visakhapatnam also known as Vizag is a port city on the southeast coast of India in the state of Andhra Pradesh and often called "The Jewel of the East Coast" and the "City of Destiny". With a population of 2,091,811 and occupying 681.96 square kilometres., it is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district, and the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India. Visakhapatnam has been recognised as a Global City of the Future by McKinsey Quarterly.Visakhapatnam is located 625 kilometres east of the state capital, Hyderabad and 781 kilometres North east of Chennai.It is situated in the middle of Chennai-Kolkata Coromandal Coast . The city is home to several state-owned heavy industries and a steel plant,one of India's largest seaports and has the country's oldest shipyard. Visakhapatnam has the only natural harbour on the east coast of India.It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.