Guntur located 142.91 miles (229.99 km) to the west of the Bay of Bengal, is a city and a municipal corporation municipal corporation, administrative capital of the Guntur district, state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the third most populous city in Andhra Pradesh following Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada with a population of 651,382. In the year 2012, the city limits were expanded by merging ten surrounding villages into the municipal corporation and the regional urban population is 743,354. It is a city in the Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and the administrative headquarters for Guntur district. The city is the second largest by area and third most populous in the state. with a population of 743,354 and with an urban agglomeration population of 1,028,667. The city is situated on the plains and located 40 miles to north of the Bay of Bengal.