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Kothagudem is a town in Telangana state. Kothagudem is the headquarters of the Bhadradri Kothagudem district of the Indian state of Telangana.

Kothagudem
Town
Bhadrachalam Road railway station
Bhadrachalam Road railway station
Kothagudem is located in Telangana
Kothagudem
Kothagudem
Location in Telangana, India
Kothagudem is located in India
Kothagudem
Kothagudem
Kothagudem (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
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictKothagudem
Government
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyVanama Venkateswara Rao
Area
 • Total16.10 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Elevation
89 m (292 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2]
 • Total79,819
 • Density5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
507 xxx
Telephone code+91-8744
Vehicle registrationTS 28
Sex ratio1:1 /

GeographyEdit

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.

Kothagudem is known for its record high temperatures during summer, often crossing 48 °C (118 °F) mark.[4]

Government and politicsEdit

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]

EducationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Urban Local Body Information" (PDF). Directorate of Town and Country Planning. Government of Telangana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2016. 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.