Kothagudem

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Kothagudem
Town
Bhadrachalam Road railway station (BDCR)
Bhadrachalam Road railway station (BDCR)
Kothagudem is located in Telangana
Kothagudem
Kothagudem
Location in Telangana, India
Kothagudem is located in India
Kothagudem
Kothagudem
Kothagudem (India)
Coordinates: 17°33′00″N 80°37′48″E / 17.550°N 80.63°E / 17.550; 80.63Coordinates: 17°33′00″N 80°37′48″E / 17.550°N 80.63°E / 17.550; 80.63
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictKothagudem
Government
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyJalagam Venkat Rao
Area
 • Total16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Elevation
89 m (292 ft)
Population
(2011)[2]
 • Total79,819
 • Density5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
507 xxx
Telephone code+91-8744
Vehicle registrationTS 28
Sex ratio1:1 /

Kothagudem is a Town in Telangana state. Kothagudem is a headquarters of Bhadradri Kothagudem district of the Indian state of Telangana.

Geography[edit]

Kothagudem is located at 17°33′00″N 80°37′05″E / 17.55°N 80.618°E / 17.55; 80.618. It has an average elevation of 89 metres (295 ft) above sea level.[3] The North of Kothagudem borders Chhattisgarh state which is approximately 120 km from the town.

Climate

Kothagudem is known for its record high temperatures during summer, often crossing 48 °C (118 °F) mark.[4] It also has two extreme temperatures in the State and Country as it touches 10 °C (50 °F) during winters and 50 °C (122 °F) during summers.

Government and politics[edit]

Kothagudem Municipality was constituted in 1971 and is classified as a first grade municipality with 33 election wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi).[1]

Education[edit]

Coal production[edit]

Kothagudem area of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) produces 5.94 lakh tonnes of coal in July 2016.[5] It has two underground mines and two opencast projects.

Media[edit]

All India Radio has its FM Station 100.1 in Kothagudem. It services originate mainly Telugu-language besides relay of vivid bharati programmes from Mumbai and national programmes from Delhi during transmission is ].[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "District Census Handbook – Karimnagar" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 14–15, 40. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/02/Kottagudem.html
  4. ^ The Hindu article about Kothagudem.
  5. ^ "Kothagudem area tops in coal production".
  6. ^ [1]