Amagaon

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Amagaon
Village
Amagaon is located in Karnataka
Amagaon
Amagaon
Location in Karnataka, India
Amagaon is located in India
Amagaon
Amagaon
Amagaon (India)
Coordinates: 15°37′56″N 74°17′44″E / 15.6321°N 74.295502°E / 15.6321; 74.295502Coordinates: 15°37′56″N 74°17′44″E / 15.6321°N 74.295502°E / 15.6321; 74.295502
Country India
StateKarnataka
DistrictBelgaum District
TaluksKhanapur
Elevation
785 m (2,575 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Amagaon is a village in Belgaum district bordered by Goa in west Uttara Kannada in south near Bhimgad Wild Life Sanctuary in the southern state of Karnataka, India.[1] Amagaon nestles in the dense forests of the Western Ghats in and is known for its heavy rainfall. It is known to get over 10,000 mm annual rainfall occasionally and the average annual rainfall is around 9,000 mm. It is also called as Cherrapunji of South India [2]

Amagaon has reached the magical figure of 10,068 mm annual rainfall twice in the last six years (2006–11). Thrice in the last six year (2006–11), Amagaon has received more rain than Agumbe and Hulikal.

A comparison of rainfalls for between Agumbe, Hulikal and Amagaon for the "Cherrapunji of South India" title is given in Table 1.[3]

The table below is comparison of rainfalls for between Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk in Shimoga district, Hulikal in Hosanagara taluk in Shimoga district, Amagaon , Talacauvery in Madikeri taluk in Kodagu district to show which one can be called the "Cherrapunji of South India".[4]

Year Hulikal Rainfall (mm) Agumbe Rainfall (mm) Amagaon Rainfall (mm) Talacauvery Rainfall (mm) [5]
2016 5,721 6,449 4,705 5,430
2015 6,035 5,518 4,013 5,319
2014 7,907 7,917 5,580 7,844
2013 9,383 8,770 8,440 8,628
2012 8,409 6,933 5,987 5,722
2011 8,523 7,921 9,368 6,855
2010 7,717 6,929 10,068 6,794
2009 8,357 7,982 - -
2008 7,115 7,199 - -
2007 9,038 8,255 - -
2006 8,656 8,457 - -

Note: Amagaon has got over 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the five years (2006-2010). The exact amount of rainfall is not available.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annual Rain Statistics w.r.t to District Wise" (PDF). des Karnataka.
  2. ^ a b Amagaon is now Cherrapunji of South
  3. ^ Hulikal in Shimoga district is wettest in State - Today's Paper - The Hindu
  4. ^ Hulikal in Shimoga district is wettest in State from TheHindu.com accessed 23 March 2013
  5. ^ Amagaon has got over 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the five years (2006-2010). The exact amount of rainfall is not available. See Amagaon is now Cherrapunji of South from DeccanHerald.com accessed 23 March 2013