Pamban

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Pamban
பாம்பன்
Town
Pamban is located in Tamil Nadu
Pamban
Pamban
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Pamban is located in India
Pamban
Pamban
Pamban (India)
Coordinates: 9°17′N 79°12′E / 9.283°N 79.200°E / 9.283; 79.200Coordinates: 9°17′N 79°12′E / 9.283°N 79.200°E / 9.283; 79.200
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Ramanathapuram
Population (2001)
 • Total 30,926
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Pamban is a town in the Rameswaram taluk of Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu. It is located at the western edge of Pamban Island and is a popular fishing port. The town gives its name to the whole island. Pamban railway station is the first station on the island for pilgrims travelling to Rameswaram.

Demographics[edit]

As per the 2001 census,[1] Pamban had a population of 30,926 with 15,919 males and 15,007 females. The sex ratio was 943 and the literacy rate, 76.97.

Climate[edit]

Pamban has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) with hot summers and cool winters. Unlike most locations in India with this climate, most rainfall occurs in autumn and winter, with the heaviest rain falling from October to December, and very little rain in the summer months of June to August.

Climate data for Pamban
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.7
(89.1)
34.0
(93.2)
35.2
(95.4)
36.8
(98.2)
36.0
(96.8)
36.4
(97.5)
35.8
(96.4)
37.3
(99.1)
35.5
(95.9)
34.4
(93.9)
33.2
(91.8)
31.6
(88.9)
37.3
(99.1)
Average high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
30.3
(86.5)
32.1
(89.8)
33.8
(92.8)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
33.0
(91.4)
32.6
(90.7)
32.5
(90.5)
31.7
(89.1)
30.0
(86)
28.5
(83.3)
31.7
(89)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26.3
(79.3)
27.0
(80.6)
28.5
(83.3)
30.5
(86.9)
30.9
(87.6)
30.2
(86.4)
29.9
(85.8)
29.5
(85.1)
29.3
(84.7)
28.6
(83.5)
27.4
(81.3)
26.3
(79.3)
28.7
(83.6)
Average low °C (°F) 23.9
(75)
23.8
(74.8)
24.8
(76.6)
27.1
(80.8)
27.8
(82)
27.3
(81.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.0
(78.8)
25.5
(77.9)
24.7
(76.5)
24.1
(75.4)
25.7
(78.2)
Record low °C (°F) 18.9
(66)
18.8
(65.8)
19.5
(67.1)
20.8
(69.4)
21.2
(70.2)
21.8
(71.2)
22.2
(72)
19.8
(67.6)
22.0
(71.6)
19.8
(67.6)
20.8
(69.4)
19.0
(66.2)
18.8
(65.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 49
(1.93)
25
(0.98)
17
(0.67)
39
(1.54)
48
(1.89)
2
(0.08)
18
(0.71)
9
(0.35)
29
(1.14)
224
(8.82)
240
(9.45)
212
(8.35)
912
(35.91)
Average rainy days 3.5 1.4 2.1 3.0 2.9 0.4 1.2 1.0 2.3 9.8 12.8 10.3 50.7
Average relative humidity (%) 77 74 72 73 75 75 74 75 76 78 80 82 76
Source: NOAA (1971-1990) [2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primary Census Abstract - Census 2001". Directorate of Census Operations-Tamil Nadu. Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ "Pamban Climate Normals 1971-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 25, 2012.