Tenali is located in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Tenali Mandal and the Tenali revenue division are headquartered in this municipal town. Tenali is renowned for its art, cultural, drama and is hence often referred to as the Andhra Paris. It is a part of the capital region of Andhra Pradesh. Tenali is well connected to all the villages nearby. People from the rural areas often travel to Tenali to seek work. The city is rapidly developing. It has many modern amenities such as access to theatres, parks, shopping complexes, etc. Tenali is known for its three canals that run parallelly with roads in between. Tenali Ramakrishna, one of the 8 poets and court jesters of King Krishnadevaraya was from Tenali. The Andhra?Satavahana dynasty had ruled over the region from 225 B.C. to 225 A.D. Jainism and Buddhism flourished in the area as per the relics found in the excavations around the city. Tenali thrives on agriculture and trade. The Krishna River provides irrigation to the agricultural lands around the city. The major crops cultivated at Tenali include black gram, maize and jowar. Trading and exporting agricultural products take place at the Tenali Agriculture Market yard. The Vaikuntapuram Venkateswara temple, the Iglesia Ni Cristo church and Chinaravuru park are places worth visiting in Tenali.
The Andhra Bank had been nationalized in April 1980. It narrowly escaped nationalization in 1969, when all the banks were having deposits of 50 crores and above were nationalized. It was the number one bank among private sector banks from 1969 to 1980. In 1980, more banks with deposits of 200 crores were nationalized. Andhra Bank has its head office in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. C V R Rajendran, chairman and managing director of Andhra Bank was appointed by the finance ministry, earlier worked as executive director at Bank of Maharashtra. The Andhra Bank was the prominent bank in introducing credit cards in India. Also, it is the first bank to issue travelers cheques in Foreign Currency and to launch insurance linked deposit schemes. Though it used to have most of its branches in Andhra earlier, now it has spread itself all across the country. Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya founded Andhra Bank in 1923 in Machlipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Two of Indias public sector banks ? Bank of Baroda (44%) and Andhra Bank (30%), and UKs financial and investment company (26%) established IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company as a joint venture in November 2009.