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 34.84 km2 (13.45 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 48,658
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/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 town in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Gooty mandal of Anantapur revenue division.[3] The town is renowned for a hill fort of 7th century.[4]

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]

Government 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$25 million).[5]

Employment[edit]

A large scale Utility poles manufacturing plant is located at the proximity. Sri Datta Sai Cement Concrete Products. PVT LTD, which was located at Gooty for the pas 10 year has been producing employment opportunities for the localities and is the second largest manufacturer of the Utility Poles in the entire South India.

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.[6]

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. ^ "Municipalities, Municipal Corporations & UDAs" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook - Chittoor" (PDF). Census of India. p. 15,192. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Historic Gooty fort in need of renovation". The Hindu (Anantapur). 7 June 2014. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Railway Operation, see Q. Are there any special requirements for locos to work ghat sections?". Indian Railway Fan Club. Retrieved 2012-11-21.  External link in |work= (help)