Gooty

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Gooty
గుత్తి
Town
Gooty fort view
Gooty fort view
Gooty is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gooty
Gooty
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°07′16″N 77°38′02″E / 15.121°N 77.634°E / 15.121; 77.634Coordinates: 15°07′16″N 77°38′02″E / 15.121°N 77.634°E / 15.121; 77.634
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Area[1]
 • Total 38.08 km2 (14.70 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 48,658
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515401
Website Gooty Municipality
Gooty fort far view

Gooty (pronounced 'Gutti') is a census town in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is famous for its hill fort of 7th century.[3]

Geography[edit]

Gooty is located at 15°07′N 77°38′E / 15.12°N 77.63°E / 15.12; 77.63, at a distance of 52 km from Anantapur. It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1131 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, had a population of 48,658. The total population constitute, 23,943 males and 24,715 females —a sex ratio of 1032 females per 1000 males. 5,216 children are in the age group of 0–6 years, of which 2,662 are boys and 2,554 are girls —a ratio of 959 per 1000. The average literacy rate stands at 76.91% with 33,411 literates.[2]

Administration and politics[edit]

Civic administration

Gooty was constituted as III-Grade municipality in the year 2011. The total income earned per annum for the FY (2010–2011) was 161.46 crore (US$24 million) and the expenditure spent by the municipality for the same year was 173.11 crore (US$26 million).[1]

Transport[edit]

Gooty railway station is located on the Guntakal-Chennai Egmore section, which is part of Mumbai - Chennai railway route, it is home to one of the 5 diesel locomotive sheds in the South Central Railways (SCR).

GY Diesel shed is home to diesel locomotives of the ALCO WDG2A, WDG3A, WDM3A and WDM3D classes.[4]

Roadways

Gooty is situated on the Bangalore - Hyderabad National Highway 7 (India)(old numbering), Ankola - Bellary - Gooty National Highway NH 63, Gulbarga - Gooty National Highway (In Process w.e.f 23/01/2014).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Historic Gooty fort in need of renovation". The Hindu (Anantapur). 7 June 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Railway Operation, see Q. Are there any special requirements for locos to work ghat sections?". Indian Railway Fan Club. Retrieved 2012-11-21.