Kothagudem

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Kothagudem
Town
Bhadrachalam Road railway station
Bhadrachalam Road railway station
Kothagudem is located in Telangana
Kothagudem
Kothagudem
Kothagudem is located in India
Kothagudem
Kothagudem
Location in Telangana, 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
Country India
State Telangana
District Kothagudem
Government
 • Member of Legislative Assembly Jalagam Venkat Rao
Area[1]
 • Total 16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Elevation 89 m (292 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 79,819
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 507 xxx
Telephone code +91-8744
Vehicle registration TS 28
Sex ratio 1:1 /

Kothagudem is a municipality and industrial city 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 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. Akashvani (radio broadcaster) is serviced through Hyderabad-B (South Regional Service) with frequency 100.1 with 1377kHZ. It also services Telugu-language radio. Aakashavani Kothagudem is expected to embrace the digital technology for improving its transmission quality and expanding its reach beyond the primary expected coverage area.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. 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]