The large city of Shimoga in the Indian state of Karnataka functions as the district headquarters of Shimoga District. The city has been officially renamed shivamogga in 2014. It is located in the central part of Karnataka, on the banks of the Tunga River and serves as a gateway to the hilly regions of the Western Ghats. Shivamogga is popularly nicknamed as the "Gateway of Malnad." Shimoga experiences a tropical wet and dry climate and has a population of around 3.3 lakh. Shimoga is an important center for education with its wide variety of prestigious schools as well as colleges. Industries such as Malnad Alloys, Pearlite Industries, Vijay Technocrats, Perfect Alloys, Shanthala Sperocast, etc. are some foundries that manufacture castings which are supplied to other related industries in the country as well as exported. The city is surrounded by lush green paddy fields, chili plantations, areca nut and coconut groves which contributes to the economy of the city. An IT Park is being constructed at Shimoga, near the upcoming Shimoga airport.
The Andhra Bank was established by the great freedom fighter, Dr. Bhogaraju Pattabhi. On 20th November 1923, It was registered and started its operations from 28th November with a paid-up capital of one lakh rupees. The logo of the Andhra Bank indicates the togetherness. The symbol of infinity states that the bank which is prepared to go to any lengths to serve its customers. The blue pointer on the top of the infinity symbol indicates that the bank has the philosophy of looking for newer growth and directions as and whenever required. The keyholes depict the safety and security of the customer, and the chain represents the bond of togetherness. The red and blue color shows the dynamism and solidity. The Andhra Bank has its representative office in the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. The Andhra Bank has a network of 2911 branches globally across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Odisha in India. The vision of the Andhra Bank is to provide a full range of banking services through customer-focused products and to maximize the value of its stakeholders.