Guntur is a city of Andhra Pradesh and is also a municipal corporation and administrative capital of Guntur district. It is reckoned as the third most populous city of the state. The year 2012 was an important year in the history of city as ten surrounding villages were merged in the city and thus expanding its area limits.
Guntur havens many historically significant landmarks such as Amaravati, Undavalli caves, Kondavid Fort and Sitanagaram monuments etc. The city is also deemed as a prime industrial region of the country and facilitates the export of chillies, cotton, and tobacco. The city was established by the French in the mid-eighth century and later in 1788 it became part of the British imperialist scheme. The Nizams and Hyder Ali has also ruled the city before 1788. There are many popular urban areas in the city like Brodipet and Arandalpet, and suburban areas like Pattabhipuram, Chandramouli Nagar, Sita Rama nagar, Brindavan Gardens etc.
The main language of the city is Telugu. Urdu is spoken by the Muslims in the region along with Telgu.