Guntur

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Guntur

(go͞onto͞or`), city (1991 pop. 471,051), Andhra Pradesh state, SE India. Located in the Krishna River delta, the city is a railroad junction and agricultural market for jute, tobacco, and rice. Founded by the French in the 18th cent., Guntur was ceded to Great Britain in 1823.
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Guntur

 

a city in India, in Andhra Pradesh state, on the delta of the Krishna River. Population, 269,900 (1971). It is a railroad junction as well as an important center for the tobacco trade. It has tobacco, cotton, and food-processing industries. A cement plant and handicraft enterprises producing household items are also located there.

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Guntur

a city in E India, in central Andhra Pradesh: founded by the French in the 18th century; ceded to Britain in 1788. Pop.: 514 707 (2001)
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