Coringa, Andhra Pradesh

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Coringa
korangi
A PEACEFUL HEAVEN
village
Coringa is located in Andhra Pradesh
Coringa
Coringa
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°48′N 82°14′E / 16.800°N 82.233°E / 16.800; 82.233Coordinates: 16°48′N 82°14′E / 16.800°N 82.233°E / 16.800; 82.233
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District East Godavari District
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533461
Nearest city Kakinada
Sex ratio female /
Climate The average temperatures range from 76-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the annual rainfall can be anywhere between 34 and 64 inches per year. (Köppen)

Coringa is a tiny coastal village of the East Godavari district, in Andhra Pradesh, India. Coringa consists of the village and one adjacent island, which was whimsically named Hope Island by British officials in the hope that it would be protected from environmental disasters.

In 1789, a cyclone hit Coringa. A strong storm surge resulting from it killed 20,000.[1]

On November 16, 1839 another disastrous cyclone struck east India with terrible winds and a giant storm surge. Once again Coringa suffered great damage. More than 300,000 people died.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murali, D. (2005). "This storm is like a lasting match". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Reid, William (1849). The progress of the development of the law of storms... J. Weale. p. 105. 
  3. ^ Balfour, Edward (1885). The cyclopaedia of India and of eastern and southern Asia 2. B. Quaritch. p. 125. 
  4. ^ Chambers, William (1851). Chambers's Papers for the people. p. 15.