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The Name Guntur is derived from Sanskrit word Garthaputi, which is an Administrative district in Coastal Andhra Region of Andhra Pradesh. Guntur district was founded in 18th century AD. The district Head quarters are located in Guntur. The boundaries of Guntur are Prakasam district to South, The River Krishna flows through North-east and East, Bay of Bengal to South-east, Nalgonda district to North-west and Mahbubnagar district to West. According to 2011 census, the district is the 2nd most in population consists of 4,889,230 and occupies an area about 11,391 sq.km. The new proposed capital of Andhra Pradesh is Amaravathi which is known as Centre of Buddhist Culture is located in Guntur district. The district lies on the Right side Bank of Krishna River. The district is also a part of Red Corridor ie, suffered from Nexalite Insurgency. To get all updates about Guntur news, Local news, Headlines etc at Onlineap.com Divisions There are four Revenue divisions in Guntur district. They are Tenali, Guntur, Gurazala and Narasaraopet. Each divison is divided into mandals. There are 57 Mandals in the district, 1 Municipal Corporation ie, Guntur and 12 Municipalities namely Tenali, Bapatla, Mangalagiri, Ponnur, Tadepalle, Repalle, Narasaraopet, Piduguralla, Macherla, Sattenapalle, Vinukonda, Chilakaluripet in Guntur and 1 census town ie, Vaddeswaram. There are 3 Lok Sabha constituencies and 17 Assembly seats in the district. Economy The Agricultural products like Tobacco, Paddy, Chillies, cotton and pulses are mainly cultivated in the District. These products are majorly Exports to different parts of the world. Guntur is highly famous for Red chillies. Medium scale industries like Textile mills, Cement, Dairy, Biotechnology, Silk, Jute, Granite, Diamond and other Ores are located in the district. Currently on going Project is IT park at Guntur outskirts. Education Educational Institutes like Government Junior college for girls, RVR and JC college of Engineering, Guntur Medical college, JKC college etc and Research
Institutes like Central Tobacco Research Institute, AGMARK Laboratory also located in the District. Tourism The Tourist Attractions like Kotappakonda, Undavalli caves, Prakasam Barrage, Amaravathi, Kondaveedu, Nagarjuna sagar and Ethipothla water falls, Uppalapadu etc are situated in Guntur district. To get all updates about Guntur district news, Local news, Headlines etc at Onlineap.com