Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
|• Total||51.90 km2 (20.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||432 m (1,417 ft)|
|• Density||2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Guntakal is located at  It has an average elevation of 432 metres (1,417 ft)..
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Guntakal municipality had a population of 126,479, out of which males were 62,695 and females were 63,784. The literacy rate was 75.70 per cent. Telugu is the official and widely spoken language. Kannada is also spoken widely.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Guntakal bus station. The National Highway 63 passes through the town. State Highway 26 connects Guntakal with Uravakonda.
Guntakal railway station is a 5 point junction and divisional HQ since from 1953 and is one of the most profitable division in Indian Railways. It has lines branching out to Mumbai, Vascodagama, Howrah, Bangalore and Chennai. It is the second largest division in SCR in route km. It is an 'A' category railway station and numerous trains pass through it daily. Starting from Rajadhani express to Duronto express, all the trains stop at Guntakal and it is a serving station for Bellary. Diesel & Electric Loco Shed are located near by railway station
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by the government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.The oldest SKP Government Degree college is shortly going to celebrate its 50 years Golden Jublee Celebration. Among private schools KC.Narayana,Rotary and ST.Peters are famous The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu.