Kothagudem

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Kothagudem
Bhadrachalam Road railway station
Bhadrachalam Road railway station
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 AssemblyVanama Venkateswara Rao
Area
 • Total32.10 km2 (12.39 sq mi)
Elevation
89 m (292 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total79,819
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/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. It servess the headquarters of the 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.

Kothagudem is known for its record high temperatures during summer, often crossing 48 °C (118 °F) mark.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bhadrachallam (Kothagudem) 1981–2010, extremes 1952–2012
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37.2
(99.0)
40.6
(105.1)
42.8
(109.0)
46.4
(115.5)
48.6
(119.5)
47.5
(117.5)
40.8
(105.4)
38.2
(100.8)
38.6
(101.5)
38.2
(100.8)
36.0
(96.8)
35.2
(95.4)
48.6
(119.5)
Average high °C (°F) 30.8
(87.4)
33.8
(92.8)
37.2
(99.0)
39.3
(102.7)
40.9
(105.6)
36.8
(98.2)
32.7
(90.9)
31.6
(88.9)
32.8
(91.0)
32.6
(90.7)
31.3
(88.3)
30.3
(86.5)
34.2
(93.6)
Average low °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
19.9
(67.8)
22.8
(73.0)
25.5
(77.9)
27.4
(81.3)
26.5
(79.7)
24.6
(76.3)
24.4
(75.9)
24.5
(76.1)
22.9
(73.2)
19.3
(66.7)
16.9
(62.4)
22.6
(72.7)
Record low °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
11.6
(52.9)
14.0
(57.2)
17.0
(62.6)
18.6
(65.5)
19.4
(66.9)
20.0
(68.0)
19.8
(67.6)
19.6
(67.3)
14.0
(57.2)
10.0
(50.0)
8.4
(47.1)
8.4
(47.1)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 5.8
(0.23)
6.2
(0.24)
11.2
(0.44)
31.5
(1.24)
41.2
(1.62)
116.4
(4.58)
293.7
(11.56)
292.9
(11.53)
156.6
(6.17)
82.9
(3.26)
19.4
(0.76)
3.0
(0.12)
1,060.8
(41.76)
Average rainy days 0.5 0.4 0.8 1.5 2.6 7.0 13.3 13.0 8.0 4.1 1.5 0.3 52.8
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 56 47 44 42 39 56 74 77 77 74 68 63 60
Source: India Meteorological Department[5][6]

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]

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. ^ "Station: Bhadrachallam (Kothagudem) Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 125–126. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2020.