Ratnagiri

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This article is about the municipality in Maharashtra, India. For its namesake district, see Ratnagiri district. For the ancient Buddhist monastery, see Ratnagiri (Orissa).
Ratnagiri
रत्नागिरी
City
Siddhivinayak Mall in Ratnagiri
Siddhivinayak Mall in Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri is located in Maharashtra
Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri
Coordinates: 16°59′40″N 73°18′00″E / 16.99444°N 73.30000°E / 16.99444; 73.30000Coordinates: 16°59′40″N 73°18′00″E / 16.99444°N 73.30000°E / 16.99444; 73.30000
Country  India
State Maharashtra
Region Konkan Division
District Ratnagiri
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total Municipal Area : 76,239, Urban Agglomeration : About 1,25,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 415612, 415639
Telephone code 02352
Vehicle registration MH-08
Website www.ratnagiri.nic.in

Ratnāgiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District[1] in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Ratnagiri is located at 16°59′N 73°18′E / 16.98°N 73.3°E / 16.98; 73.3.[2] It has an average elevation of 11 meters (36 feet). The Sahyadri mountains border Ratnagiri to the east. Heavy rainfall results in highly eroded landscape in the coastal region, but fertile alluvial valleys in the region produce abundant rice, coconuts, cashew nuts, and fruits, "Hāpus" (Alphonso) mangoes being one of the main fruits. Fishing is an important industry in Ratnagiri.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Ratnagiri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
32
(90)
33
(91)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
30
(86)
32
(90)
34
(93)
33
(91)
31.5
(88.8)
Average low °C (°F) 19
(66)
19
(66)
22
(72)
25
(77)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
22
(72)
20
(68)
22.8
(73.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.8
(0.031)
1.2
(0.047)
3.3
(0.13)
5.1
(0.201)
68.6
(2.701)
801.6
(31.559)
872.2
(34.339)
650.8
(25.622)
368.0
(14.488)
128.4
(5.055)
32.4
(1.276)
6.0
(0.236)
2,938.4
(115.685)
Source: World Weather Online

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census of India,[3] Ratnagiri Town had a population of 76,239, males and females constituting 55% and 45%, respectively, of the population. 86% of males and 87% of females were literate. 11% of Ratnagiri's population was under 6 years of age.70% people in Ratnagiri are Hindus and around 30% are Muslims. Other religions are Buddhist, Christians.

Considering the Urban Agglomeration of Ratnagiri, which includes the suburbs like Nachane, Kuwarbav, Mirjole, Khedshi, Bhatye, Shirgaon, Mirya, Majgaon; the population is around 1,25,000.

With the increasing industrialization and trade in Ratnagiri, the population of the city is increasing.

Ratnagiri Municipality[edit]

Ratnagiri Municipality was established in 1876.[4] The incumbent president is Mr. Mahendra Mayekar from BJP.

Uday Samant (Shiv Sena), former Minister of State for Urban Development, represents Ratnagiri constituency in State Assembly since 2014; while Vinayak Raut (Shiv Sena) represents Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency in Loksabha, lower house of the parliament since 2014.

Major Companies[edit]

Education institutes[edit]

  • St. Thomas English Medium School, Ratnagiri[5]
  • Phatak High School, Ratnagiri[6]
  • R. B. Shirke High School[7]
  • Mistry High School, Ratnagiri[8]
  • M. S. Naik High School.[9]
  • Gogte Joglekar College[10]
  • Finolex Academy of Management and Technology[11] (An engineering college affiliated to 'University of Mumbai')
  • Government college of Pharmacy, Ratnagiri[12]

Marine Biological Research Station[edit]

The Government of Maharashtra under the Department of Fisheries established the Marine Biological Research Station (MBRS) in 1958 at Ratnagiri, which is presently attached with Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Dist.: Ratnagiri. The research station has a 10 hectare area as field facility including a three storied building at main campus, a well equipped 'Aquarium and Museum', a modernised brackish water fish farm, a Mechanized Fishing and Research Vessel, Seed Production facilities and various laboratories at its disposal.

The Marine Biological Research Station, Ratnagiri is one of the premier institutes, especially in the South Konkan Coastal Fisheries Zone, having a mandate for development of fish production technologies, transferring the technologies to fish culturists, entrepreneurs and the industry, and generating professionally trained manpower in fish culture.[13]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ratnagiri at Wikimedia Commons