Vengurla

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Vengurla
वेंगुर्ला
city
Vengurla beach (Navabag beach)
Vengurla beach (Navabag beach)
Vengurla is located in Maharashtra
Vengurla
Vengurla
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 15°51′00″N 73°37′56″E / 15.8500522°N 73.6322812°E / 15.8500522; 73.6322812Coordinates: 15°51′00″N 73°37′56″E / 15.8500522°N 73.6322812°E / 15.8500522; 73.6322812
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Sindhudurg
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,471
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Vengurla is a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India just north of Goa. It is surrounded by a semicircular range of hills with lush green foliage mainly of cashew, mango, coconut, and different kinds of berry trees. The hills of Dabholi, Tulas, and Mochemad respectively lie in the north, the east, and the south of Vengurla, while the Arabian Sea is located on its west.

The town has a rich cultural heritage. Vengurla Taluka has some temples including those of Shri Sateri, Shri Rameshwar, Shri Navadurga at Kanyale Redi, Shri Mauli at Redi and Shiroda, Shri Vetoba at Aaravali, Shri Ganesh at Redi and Shri Ravalnath.

Geography[edit]

Vengurla is located at 15°52′N 73°38′E / 15.87°N 73.63°E / 15.87; 73.63.[1] It has an average elevation of 11 metres (36 ft).Vengurla is also known as Vingoria

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Vengurla
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36
(97)
37
(99)
37
(99)
37
(99)
42
(108)
33
(91)
36
(97)
37
(99)
33
(91)
31
(88)
35
(95)
36
(97)
42
(108)
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 18
(64)
18
(64)
21
(70)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
19
(66)
22
(72)
Record low °C (°F) 11
(52)
10
(50)
12
(54)
20
(68)
17
(63)
21
(70)
22
(72)
17
(63)
20
(68)
17
(63)
16
(61)
13
(55)
10
(50)
Precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5.1
(0.201)
188.0
(7.402)
830.6
(32.701)
937.3
(36.902)
762.0
(30)
287.0
(11.299)
83.9
(3.303)
36.0
(1.417)
25.4
(1)
3,155.3
(124.225)
Source: [2]

Under the Köppen climate classification, Vengurla features a tropical monsoon climate. The highest temperature in summer reaches 42°C while in winter, temperature drops up to 10°C. The annual precipitation is 3,155.3 mm (124.22 in).

Demographics[edit]

According to India's 2001 census,[3] Vengurla had a population of 12,471 in 2001. Males and females constituted 49% and 51%, respectively, of the population. 81% of Vengurla's population was literate (86% of males and 76% of females) compared to 59.5% of India's total population. 10% of the town's population was under 6 years of age at the time of the census.

Language[edit]

Malvani is spoken as a local language (Malwani Konkani). Marathi, being the state language, is also understood and implemented. Urdu and English are also used in social communication. Kirat is a local weekly newspaper published in town.

Places of interest[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Vengurla
  2. ^ "Vengurla, India". Whetherbase. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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