Coringa, East Godavari district

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Coringa
Korangi
Coringa is located in Andhra Pradesh
Coringa
Coringa
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coringa is located in India
Coringa
Coringa
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
Languages
 • 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 by natives,[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] The current Coringa is established by Westcot, a British resident of Injaram around 1757 within some distance from Old Coringa village. Now these two villages exist on the opposite sides of the Coringa River.[3]

Cyclones[edit]

In 1789, a cyclone hit Coringa. A strong storm surge caused by the cyclone resulted in the deaths of around 20,000 people by drowning.[4]

In 1839, Coringa was subject to a colossal cyclone with strong winds. Due to the seawater and strong winds, most houses collapsed in Coringa and therefore over 300,000 residents were killed in Coringa.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korangi · Andhra Pradesh 533461, India". Korangi · Andhra Pradesh 533461, India. 2 August 2021. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Shipping Intelligence". Caledonian Mercury. No. 17721. 4 February 1835.
  3. ^ Henry Morris (1878). "A Descriptive and Historical Account of the Godavery District in the Presidency of Madras". Trübner. pp. 52–53.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Reid, William (1849). The progress of the development of the law of storms... J. Weale. p. 105.
  6. ^ Balfour, Edward (1885). The cyclopaedia of India and of eastern and southern Asia. Vol. 2. B. Quaritch. p. 125.
  7. ^ Chambers, William (1851). Chambers's Papers for the people. p. 15.

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