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.
Climate & Geography
Guntur is situated at a distance of 40 miles (64 km) to the west side of Bay of Bengal on the east coast of India. It is located at 16.20°N 80.27°E and is characterized by an average elevation of 33 m (108 ft). It slumps on the plains and there are also few hills sprawling in the nearby areas. The region houses some part of Krishna delta and there are also many small rivers and channels in Guntur such as Guntur Channel, Chandravanka, Naagileru, Guntur Branch Canal etc.
Guntur has a tropical climate and the average temperature is warm to hot all year round. The months May/June experience highest temperature and the later months are followed by some rains. Winters start in the month October and last till February. The city also witnesses rainy season, which is expounded by rain storms and hurricanes. July is the wettest month in the region.
Rail : - Guntur, an important commercial centre is well connected with different railways stations including Tenali, Vijayawada, Repalle, Macherla etc.
Guntur is reckoned as a medical hub of the country and is home to many charitable hospitals. There are many super specialty hospitals and research institutes in the region. Some of the notable hospitals in the region are General Hospital, Sankar Eye Hospital, Kugler Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.