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Guntakal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
 • Total 40.87 km2 (15.78 sq mi)
Elevation 432 m (1,417 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 126,270
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515801
Telephone code +91–8552
Vehicle registration AP–02
Website Guntakal Municipality

Guntakal is a city in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Gutnakal mandal of Anantapur revenue division.[2]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • People 3
  • About 4
  • Culture 5
  • Transport 6
  • Education 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Guntakal is located at .[3] It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft).


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.[4]

Religions in Guntakal
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).


Guntakal named after Guntakallu. There is a Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Mastan Vali Rehmatullahi Alaih in Guntakal. People speak Telugu. Hindi and Urdu are also spoken.


Guntakal is largely known for railways; it is a junction which connects south cities to north India, half of its population are employees of railways.


Chippagiri is a tomb of eminent Sufi saint Hazrat Sattar Haji Rehmatullahi Alaih, which is visible from the main cross roads and also the Dargah of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Sultan Mohiyuddin Khadri, also known as Bham Bham Saheb.

Using granites of Chippagiri the cluster of temples was built. Chippagiri is also place known for Daasa Saahitya with Vijayadasa (1682–1755) lived here. He was the 5th in the line of the Haridasas.[5]


Guntakal Junction

Guntakal is an important junction, connecting most parts of the country and thus to many places in India. It has major lines branching out to Howrah, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Vasco da Gama, Goa. Buses form another mode of transportation to rural and other areas where there are no railway lines.


Rotary English median highschool,railway school

See also


  1. ^ "Guntakal Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,46. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Guntakal". Retrieved 2014-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  5. ^ Chippagiri

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