Badangi

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Badangi
village
Badangi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Badangi
Badangi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Badangi is located in India
Badangi
Badangi
Badangi (India)
Coordinates: 18°29′41″N 83°22′06″E / 18.494679°N 83.368241°E / 18.494679; 83.368241Coordinates: 18°29′41″N 83°22′06″E / 18.494679°N 83.368241°E / 18.494679; 83.368241
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictVizianagaram
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
535 578
Vehicle registrationAP35

Badangi is a village in Vizianagaram district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Badangi mandal.[1]

Demography[edit]

Badangi mandal has a population of 49,384 in 2011. Males consists of 24,881 and females 24,503 of the population. According to 2001 census average literacy rate is 49%, below the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy rate is 60% and that of females 38%.

Badangi Airstrip[edit]

There is a historic Airstrip near Badangi village. It was used as command base for Royal Air Force in British India.[2] The construction was started in 1942 and completed in 1943. It was constructed by Mackenzie company and was the second biggest RAF base after the one at Lahore. It was built on 221-acres of land and consisted of two runways in a cross formation. It had control-tower overlooking both the runways, a separate underground armament depot that housed the 250-pound torpedo bombs, many underground bunkers, hangars, staff quarters and a natural pond for the fire-fighting.

The RAF squadron at Badangi comprised Supermarine Spitfire fighters, Hawker Hurricane fighters, Avro Lancaster bombers, Vickers Wellington bombers, Bristol Beaufighter bombers and Douglas Dakota transport aircraft.

It was closed in 1946, as the war was over. Today, the huge seven-inch thick solid concrete runway that is being used by the local farmers for threshing the grains. All the other structures have been demolished.

Institutions[edit]

  • There is Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Junior College in Badangi maintained by Social welfare department of Andhra Pradesh Government.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise list of villages in Vizianagaram district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Runway down memory lane in The Hindu, 2002". Archived from the original on 8 May 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2011.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 19 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh.Vizianagaram district