Shri. Kantilal Dande, IAS, assuming charge as Collector &
District Magistrate, Guntur District on 16/07/'14 in the
Guntur is a district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on the east coast of Bay of Bengal. The district has a coastline of around 100 kilo meters. Guntur City is the largest city in the district and administrative center of Guntur District. The district is a major center for learning, it has one of the largest universities of India, Acharya Nagarjuna University.
Guntur district covers an area of 11,391 sq.km, and has a population of 4,465,144 of which 28.80% is urban as of 2001. The Krishna River forms the northeastern and eastern boundary of the district, separating Guntur District from Krishna District. The district is bounded on the southeast by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Prakasam District, on the west by Mahbubnagar District, and on the northwest by Nalgonda District.
It is divided into 57 mandals as listed below for the ease of administration and taking governance closer to the people. Paddy, tobacco, cotton and chillies are the main agricultural products cultivated in the district. Places of historical importance in Guntur District are Amaravathi, Ponnur, Bhattiprolu, Kotappakonda, Undavalli caves, Gurazala, Macherla and the archeological museum in Guntur.