Coringa, East Godavari district
|District||East Godavari District|
|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.
On 25 November 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 and 20,000 ships were destroyed.
- "Shipping Intelligence". Caledonian Mercury (17721). 4 February 1835.
- Murali, D. (2005). "This storm is like a lasting match". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- Reid, William (1849). The progress of the development of the law of storms... J. Weale. p. 105.
- Balfour, Edward (1885). The cyclopaedia of India and of eastern and southern Asia. 2. B. Quaritch. p. 125.
- Chambers, William (1851). Chambers's Papers for the people. p. 15.
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