The temple city of Kumbakonam is located at 10.97°N 79.42°E and at an elevation of 24m from the sea level. Kumbakonam is bounded by Cauvery River on north and Arasalar River on south. As it is located in Old Delta Region, the deposit of alluvial and black soil can be seen which is good for the rice cultivation. But some other crops are also grown in this area such as cereals, sugarcane and mulberry. Thanjavur is about 40 km away from the town of Kumbakonam, while Tiruchirapalli is about 96 km and Chennai is about 275 km away from Kumbakoanm where nearest international airports are located.
Geographical Facts of Kumbakonam
Geographical Area: 12.58 km2 Altitude: 24m above sea level Latitude: 10.97°N Longitude: 79.42°E Population (2011): 1,90,156 Average Temperature: 40°C (Max), 20°C (Min) Rainfall: 114.78cm
Climate of Kumbakonam
Kumbakonam is located in Old Delta region and irrigated by Cauvery river water, which is a very hot region, but still Kumbakonam is a cool place and temperature remains moderate. Summers which last from April to June witnesses temperature as high as 40°C. The humidity in the air makes it unbearable. The rainy season arrives in the month of July and remains there till early October. The town receives an average rainfall of 114.78cms annually. Winter starts in the month of November and continues till the end of January, but cool breeze blows till the month of March. The minimum temperature in winter falls to 12°C. The best time to visit Kumbakonam is October to March when weather is pleasant.
Flora and Fauna in Kumbakonam
The flora at Cauvery delta consists of palm trees, but the town is also surrounded with paddy fields due to the deposit of alluvial and black soil. Both the rivers Cauvery and Arasalar add to the beauty of the town with the greenery.
Population of Kumbakonam
According to the Census of 2011, the population of Kumbakonam was 1,90,156, with sex- ratio of 1021 females for every 1000 males. There is majority of Hindu population in the town but Muslims and Christians also constitute a considerable size. People in the town are predominantly Tamil speaking, but though Telugu and Kannada are also spoken. With the rising number of tourists people also understand English language.