Kurnool (???????) is a city and administrative seat of Kurnool district of AndhraPradesh state in southern India, about 212 kilometres (132 mi) south of state capital Hyderabad. Kurnool is one-hundred-fifth largest city in India and the sixth-most populous city of Andhra Pradesh. It is the gateway to Rayalaseema and the largest city in the area.
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Kurnool urban agglomeration had a population of 478,124, out of which males were 239,401 and females were 238,723. The literacy rate was 77.37 per cent.
Kurnool is considered as the Gateway of Rayalaseema as one must pass through Kurnool to reach Kadapa or Chittor or Anantapur districts while travelling from Hyderabad.