Small area of 8 square miles in extent built on a place where the rivers Coringa and the Godavari meet.
Record of cyclones:
1789 December India, City of Coringa - three tidal waves caused by a cyclone destroyed the harbour city at the mouth of the Coringa river. Most ships were sunk and estimated 20,000 people drowned.
1839 November India, City Coringa - a gigantic 40-foot tidal wave caused by an enormous cyclone wiped out the harbour city that was never entirely rebuilt; 20,000 vessels in the bay were destroyed and 3,00,000 people died.