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Karaikudi, Karaikkudi, Sivagangai district, Tamil Nadu, 623001, India (10.06809 78.76570)

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Name: Karaikudi topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 9.90809 78.60570 10.22809 78.92570
Minimum elevation: 26 m
Maximum elevation: 166 m
Average elevation: 77 m


Karaikudi is located in Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu State. The Trichy–Rameswaram Highway passes through Karaikudi. The Thennar River flows through South Karaikudi. Karaikudi is located at 10°04′N 78°47′E / 10.07°N 78.78°E / 10.07; 78.78. It has an average elevation of 82 metres (269 ft). The terrain of Karaikudi is predominantly flat. Rocky areas are found in the surrounding areas of Karaikudi town and intensity of rocks is more towards western side of the town. The soil is hard red lateritic type and is not suitable for cultivation. The water table in the area is generally at depths of 3 to 6 ft (0.91 to 1.83 m) and rises to nearly 1 m (3 ft 3 in) below the ground level during rainy seasons. Since the 1970s, the water supply for the Karaikudi residents has been dependent on the deeper aquifers. The average maximum temperature is about 34 °C (93 °F), and average minimum temperature is about 24 °C (75 °F). The annual average rainfall in Karaikudi is about 920 millimetres (36 inches).

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