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|• Type||Nagar panchayat|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|• Rank||2nd in sindhudurg|
|• Mostly Used||Malvani|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MH|
Kudal is a census town in Sindhudurg district, Maharashtra, India. It is situated on Karli River in southwest Maharashtara. Kudal is the second-largest town in Sindhudurg after Sawantwadi. As of 2011, the population is more than 25,000. Kudal supports one MIDC area. Kudal railway station is located on the Konkan Railway route and connects the town with Mumbai on the north and Mangalore on the south. It is a major stop for the Konkan Railway with many trains having a halt. The Deccan Odyssey train also stops in Kudal. National Highway 17 passes through Kudal. Apart from that, it also has two bus stations, a new one and old one. The old one is situated in market while the new one is just adjacent to the NH-17.
The town is considered as one of the most antique settlements of the Konkan Region. It is also a famous market for Alphonso Mango, which is exported to different cities in the world. The town is also renowned for the annual Jatra Fair which is organized at the Kudaleshwar temple. There are a number of attractions which lure a large number of people every year from all across the country. Some of the prominent attractions in the town include the Rangana Garh Fort, Shree Devi Laxmi Mandir, Deo Dongar Machhindranath Mandir, Shree Dev Bhairav Temple, The Shree Maruti Mandir, Shree Devi Bhavani Mandir, Ghodebao and St. John Bosco Church,College of Horticulture Mulde - Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth in Mulde.
Kudal is located atalmost 16.9 km far from its district headquarters Oros and is just 474 km away from the capital city of the state, Mumbai by road (Mumbai-Goa highway NH-17 old numbering ) . It has an average elevation of 20 metres (65 feet). The climate is mostly coastal And humid. annual temperature rises from 22 to 40 degree Celsius. kudal gets very heavy rainfall of 1100mm per year.
As of 2001[update] India census, Kudal had a population of more than 25,000 people. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kudal has an average literacy rate of 78%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 75%. In Kudal, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
kudal connects many major city of the county such as Mumbai,panji,pune,belguam and many other.