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India is the largest producer of jute in the world.Approximately 60 percent of the total world produce of jute is cultivated in India… The dam is an irrigation project on Krishna River and the water fall is used as a breeding ground for crocodiles.The Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, a conservation located in the Uppalapadu village near Guntur, provides shelter to many endangered species of birds.The city also houses research centres like Regional Station of Central Tobacco Research Institute (CTRI), Regional AGMARK laboratory and Agricultural Research Centre.The city has many museums, parks, forts and temples which serve as places of interest.

Tobacco, chilies, paddy and cotton are the main agricultural products cultivated in Guntur district.Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Anjaneya Swami Temple, Ayappa Temple and Guntur Museum are some other places of interest in the city.Guntur does not have an airport although the Airport Authority of India has planned to build one in the city.It also has its appearance in another two inscriptions dated 1147 AD and 1158 AD.The settlement might have been near a pond (gunta in telugu) and hence, gunta uru refers to pond village.

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