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Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District[2][3] in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra. It is world famous for alphonso mango as it got GI (geographical identification) tag by ministry of commerce of government of india in the year 2018 and also for kokum it also got GI (geographical identification) tag.

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
StateMaharashtra
RegionKonkan Division
DistrictRatnagiri
Government
 • TypeMunicipal council
 • BodyRatnagiri Municipal council
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total76,229
Demonym(s)Ratnagirikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
415612, 415639
Telephone code02352
ISO 3166 codeIN-MH
Vehicle registrationMH-08
Websitewww.ratnagiri.nic.in

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GeographyEdit

Ratnagiri is located at the following coordinate 16°59′N 73°18′E / 16.98°N 73.3°E / 16.98; 73.3.[4] It has an average elevation of 11 meters (36 feet). The Sahyadri mountains border Ratnagiri to the east

ClimateEdit

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)
32
(89)
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)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.8
(0.03)
1.2
(0.05)
3.3
(0.13)
5.1
(0.20)
68.6
(2.70)
801.6
(31.56)
872.2
(34.34)
650.8
(25.62)
368.0
(14.49)
128.4
(5.06)
32.4
(1.28)
6.0
(0.24)
2,938.4
(115.7)
Source: World Weather Online

DemographicsEdit

According to 2011 Census of India,[5] 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.

Ratnagiri MunicipalityEdit

Ratnagiri Municipality was established in 1876.[6] The incumbent president is Mr. Rahul Pandit from Shiv Sena. 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.

Education institutesEdit

  • Sacred Heart Convent High School, Ratnagiri City.
  • Sacred Heart Convent High School, Udyam Nagar.
  • Gangadhar Govind Pathwardhan English Medium School (G.G.P.S)[7]
  • Government Polytechnic, Ratnagiri[8]
  • Finolex Academy of Management and Technology (An engineering college affiliated to 'University of Mumbai')[9]
  • Government college of Pharmacy, Ratnagiri[10]
  • Patwardhan High School, Ratnagiri. [11]
  • Phatak High School, Ratnagiri[12]
  • R. B. Shirke High School[13]
  • Mistry High School, Ratnagiri[14]
  • M. S. Naik High School.[15]
  • Gogate Joglekar College[16]
  • St.Thomas English Medium School[17]
  • RAJENDRA MANE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY( AFFILIATED TO MUMBAI UNIVERSITY)[18]
  • RAJENDRA MANE POLYTECHNIC[19]

Marine Biological Research StationEdit

The Maharashtra Government 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.[20]

Historical connectionEdit

Ratnagiri is the birth place of Indian freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He was born here on 23 July 1856 after which he moved to Pune with his family when he was 10 years old.

Twenty-six-old King Thibaw was immediately sent into exile after Burma was attached to the British Empire on 1 January 1886. Along with his heavily pregnant wife, his junior queen and two small daughters, he would live out the rest of his life in Ratnagiri, a prisoner of the British Crown. Ratnagiri was chosen for its remote location, some 3,000 miles from Thibaw's former royal seat of Mandalay, accessible only by sea for parts of the year and far from any territory of any rival European power.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ratnagiri City Population Census 2011 - Maharashtra". Census2011.co.in. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Wayback Machine" (PDF). web.archive.org. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Ratnagiri, India". Faiingrain.com.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "-". Ggps.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Government Polytechnic". Gcopratnagiri.com.
  9. ^ "Finolex Academy of Management and Technology". Famt.ac.in.
  10. ^ "Government College Of Pharmacy". Gcopratnagiri.com.
  11. ^ "Patwardhan Highschool - Ratnagiri". Patwardhanhighschool.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Welcome to R. B. Shirke High School, Ratnagiri". Rbshirkehighschool.com.
  14. ^ "Mistry Schools". Mistryschools.com.
  15. ^ "Welcome to M. S. Naik Foundation, Ratnagiri". Msnaikschool.edu.in.
  16. ^ "Gogate Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri". Resgjcrtn.com.
  17. ^ "St. Thomas English Medium School - Forming a joyful generation next". Stthomasratnagiri.com. Archived from the original on 12 October 2015. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  18. ^ "RMCET". Rmcet.com.
  19. ^ "RMP". Rmcet.com.
  20. ^ "Marine Biological Research Station - Ratnagiri District [Maharashtra State, India]". Ratnagiri.nic.in.
  21. ^ "The lost royals". Bbc.com. 24 December 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Ratnagiri at Wikimedia Commons