<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a town in Anantapur district
in the South Western part of the state of Andhra Pradesh
and 50 km away from Bellary of Karnataka, India
. It has a population of 2,26,658 (2001 census). In the year 1963, experts have identified Guntakal station, the hub of Meter Gauge / Broad Gauge movements in several directions, as a natural and ideal location for the Guntakal Railway Division of South Central Railway
. Now Guntakal has become entirely BG with the gauge conversion of the Guntakal – Kallur section in 2009
It also houses a railway diesel shed and is one of the most profitable divisions in Indian Railways.It also had spinning mill which is Asia's second largest cotton spinning mill call A.P.Co-Operative Spinning mill.
Guntakal is located at . It has an average elevation of .
, Guntakal had a population of 3,57,592. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Guntakal has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 55%. In Guntakal, 11% of the population is under six years of age. Guntakal is third most populated town after Anantapur
& Hindupur. Guntakal named after Guntakallu . Roughly half of Guntakal's population consists of native Telugu
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