Coringa, East Godavari district

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Coringa is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coringa is located in India
Coringa (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
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictEast Godavari District
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneIST
Vehicle registrationAP
Nearest cityKakinada
Sex ratiofemale /
ClimateThe average temperatures range from 76-90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the annual rainfall can be anywhere between 34 and 64 inches per year. (Köppen)

Coringa, also known as Korangi,[1] 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.

The French-flagged ship Harmonie, on a voyage from the Île Bourbon (now Réunion) to Pondicherry, was wrecked at Coringa in October 1834. Her crew were rescued.[2]


In 1789, a cyclone hit Coringa. A strong storm surge resulting from it killed 20,000.[3]

On 25 November 1839, another cyclone struck east India with strong winds and a large storm surge. Once again Coringa suffered great damage. More than 300,000 people died and 20,000 ships were destroyed.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Korangi · Andhra Pradesh 533461, India". Korangi · Andhra Pradesh 533461, India. 2 August 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Caledonian Mercury (17721). 4 February 1835.
  3. ^ Murali, D. (2005). "This storm is like a lasting match". The Hindu Business Line. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
  4. ^ Reid, William (1849). The progress of the development of the law of storms... J. Weale. p. 105.
  5. ^ Balfour, Edward (1885). The cyclopaedia of India and of eastern and southern Asia. 2. B. Quaritch. p. 125.
  6. ^ Chambers, William (1851). Chambers's Papers for the people. p. 15.