Ramagundam

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Ramagundam
రామగుండం
City
Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Station
Ramagundam is located in Telangana
Ramagundam
Ramagundam
Location in Telangana State, India
Coordinates: 18°45′50″N 79°28′30″E / 18.76389°N 79.47500°E / 18.76389; 79.47500Coordinates: 18°45′50″N 79°28′30″E / 18.76389°N 79.47500°E / 18.76389; 79.47500
Country India
State Telangana
District Karimnagar
Named for Lord Rama
Government
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Body Ramagundam Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Konkati Laxminarayana
 • M.L.A Somarapu Satyanarayana
Area[1]
 • Total 93.87 km2 (36.24 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 229,644
 • Rank 175th (India)
5th (Telangana)
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505 xxx
Telephone code 08728
Vehicle registration TS 02
Website Ramagundam Municipal Corporation

Ramagundam is a city is in the Karimnagar district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located on the banks of the Godavari river. As of 2011 census, the city had a population of 229,644, making it the 5th most populous in the state.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ramagundam is located at 18°48′00″N 79°27′00″E / 18.8000°N 79.4500°E / 18.8000; 79.4500.[2] It has an average elevation of 179 meters (590 feet).

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ramagundam, India (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
33.4
(92.1)
37.2
(99)
40.1
(104.2)
41.9
(107.4)
37.3
(99.1)
32.5
(90.5)
31.4
(88.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.1
(91.6)
31.6
(88.9)
30.2
(86.4)
34.4
(93.9)
Average low °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
18.3
(64.9)
21.9
(71.4)
25.6
(78.1)
28.2
(82.8)
27.2
(81)
25.1
(77.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.5
(76.1)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
14.6
(58.3)
22.1
(71.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.5
(0.531)
8.8
(0.346)
8.3
(0.327)
13.7
(0.539)
28.3
(1.114)
163.4
(6.433)
308.0
(12.126)
297.2
(11.701)
175.6
(6.913)
85.8
(3.378)
21.3
(0.839)
5.5
(0.217)
1,129.2
(44.457)
Source: Indian Meteorological Department[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[4][5][6] Ramagundam had a population of 229,644. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ramagundam has an average literacy rate of 69%: male literacy is 75.3%, and female literacy is 62.4%. In Ramagundam, 8% of the population is under 6 years of age. Ramagundam is a municipal corporation in karimnagar district next to district headquarters.

Politics[edit]

Somarapu Satyanarayana, won as MLA in 2014 elections from Ramagundam constituency and he is appointed as Telangana's first TSRTC Public Transport Chairman.[7]

Economy[edit]

Ramagundam city is situated in the Godavari valley coalfields and has one of the India's largest Thermal Power stations in south region under NTPC. Fertilizer Corporation of India, National Fertilizers Limited, Engineers India Limited, TSGENCO thermal power station, Kesoram (Birla) cement factories.

Religion in Ramagundam
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
92.40%
Islam
  
7.17%
Jainism
  
0.13%
Others†
  
0.30%
Distribution of religions
† Includes Sikhs (0.04%), Buddhists (0.04%), Christians (0.03%).

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

TSRTC operates buses and connects Ramagundam (Godavarikhani) to major parts of the state.[8] Godavarikhani depot runs city buses in Ramagundam Corporation limits.[9] This city is directly connected by road to capital city Hyderabad by SH 1

Rail[edit]

Ramagundam railway station falls under the jurisdiction of Secunderabad railway division of South Central Railway zone.[10]

Air[edit]

Ramagundam Airport is the airport situated in Basanthnagar of the city. Its one of the oldest airport at the time of Nizam's. As its industrially developed area it has good scope to develop airport in this region by state government.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Basic Information of Municipality". Official website of Ramagundam Municipal Corporation. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "redirect to /world/IN/02/Ramgundam.html". 
  3. ^ "CLIMATOLOGICAL TABLE PERIOD: 1981-2010". Indian Meteorological Department. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Ramagundam (M)(802907)". censusindia.gov.in 2011 Indian Census. 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  5. ^ "Ramagundam (M + OG) (Part)(802907)". censusindia.gov.in 2011 Indian Census. 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ http://www.metroindia.com/cities/article/29/04/2016/somarapu-to-take-charge-as-rtc-chief-today/30560
  8. ^ "City bus services flagged off in Karimnagar". The Hindu. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Transport Minister P. Mahender Reddy and Finance Minister Etala Rajender flagging off JNNURM city bus service, in Godavarikhani coal belt area in Karimnagar - worldtvnews". 26 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Jurisdiction Map of Secunderabad Division". South Central Railway. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Ramagundam Airport