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Sriharikota is an island off the coast of Andhra Pradesh in India, around 80 km north of Chennai. It’s located on the swampy plains. It houses India's only satellite launch centre in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (also known as SHAR) and is used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.
Sriharikota separates the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal, and is home to the town of Pulicat. It is in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. Sullurpet, a near by town has the nearest railway station. It is connected by expressways to Chennai.

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