Guntakal is a City in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Guntakal mandal in Anantapur revenue division.It is also the headquarters of the Guntakal Railway Division in South Central Railway.[2][3]

Guntakal
Guntakal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Guntakal
Guntakal
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38Coordinates: 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictAnantapur
Area
 • Total51.90 km2 (20.04 sq mi)
Elevation
432 m (1,417 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total164,270
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
515801
Telephone code+91–8552
Vehicle registrationAP–02
Websiteguntakal.cdma.ap.gov.in

GeographyEdit

Guntakal is located at 15°10′N 77°23′E / 15.17°N 77.38°E / 15.17; 77.38.[4] It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft).

DemographicsEdit

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Guntakal municipality had a population of 126,479, out of which males were 62,695 and females were 63,784. The literacy rate was 75.70 per cent.[5] Telugu is the official and widely spoken language. Urdu and Kannada are also spoken widely.[6][7][8][9]

TransportEdit

 
Guntakal Junction

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Guntakal bus station.[10] The National Highway 67 passes through the town.[11] State Highway 26 connects Guntakal with Uravakonda.

Railways

Guntakal railway station is a 6 point junction and divisional headquarters since 1953 and is one of the most profitable division in Indian Railways. It has lines branching out to Mumbai, Vascodagama, Hyderabad, Howrah, Bangalore, and Chennai. It is the second largest division in S.Co.R in route km. It is an 'A' category railway station and numerous trains pass through it daily. Starting from Rajadhani express to Duronto express, all the trains stop at Guntakal and it is a serving station for Bellary. Diesel & Electric Loco Shed are located near by railway station

EducationEdit

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by the government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state. Railway high school and SJP Govt school are government schools, and KC. Narayana, Rotary, and St. Peters, are private schools.[12][13] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Anantapur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 374. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Guntakal". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Census Digital Library". Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Urdu in Andhra Pradesh". Language in India. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Linguistic Survey of India". DSAL - The Record News. Government of India.
  9. ^ Barnett, L. D. "A catalogue of the Telugu books in the library of the British museum" (PDF). The British Museum.
  10. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  11. ^ "National Highways in A.P". AP Online Portal. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  12. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  13. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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