Guntur is a city and a municipal corporation in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, located 64 km to the north and west of the Bay of Bengal. It is approximately 1,600 km to the south of the national capital, New Delhi and 266 kilometers south east of state capital, Hyderabad. Guntur is the fourth largest city in Andhra Pradesh.
Guntur is a centre of learning and the administrative capital of Guntur district, which is home of historically significant Amaravati, Bhattiprolu and Sitanagaram monuments.Kondaveedu, the historical Fort is located 17 Miles from Guntur City. Krishna Barrage (also known as Prakasam Barrage) is on the northeastern part, located around 18 miles from the Guntur City.
The city is also a centre for business, industry, and agriculture. The region is identified as a major transportation and textile hub in India. Additionally, the Guntur area economy has an agricultural component that is internationally known for its exports of chillies, cotton, and tobacco.