Coringa, East Godavari district

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Coringa
village
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 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.[1]

Cyclones[edit]

In 1789, a cyclone hit Coringa. A strong storm surge resulting from it killed 20,000.[2]

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.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

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