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Cowhill - The famous village for Jasmines in Prakasam

Cowhill represents "Cow Hill". Which will give us the better meaning to our village "Dhenuva Konda". Hope to see all Andhradians can understand this meaning.


Facts and figures

Geography: Dhenuva Konda (Cowhill) is located near to the bank of Gundlakamma river. Cowhill is surrounded by hills three sides and wet fields on the North side. Which was amazing to see that surrounding of hills is nothing but protecting the Village on its own (Which is a gift given by GOD).

Geographical Location: Dhenuva Konda (Post), Tellapadu (Via), Addanki (Mandal), Prakasam (District), Andhra Pradesh (State), India. PIN 523 263.

Population: Current population approx. 3.3k, set to decrease to 1k million by 2009 due to reservoir constructed on Gundlakamma by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

Climate: Temperatures range from a low of about 28 degrees Celsius to a high 44 degrees. Keeping a constant of 32 degrees Celsius. The mean daily maximum is 30 degrees Celsius in January rising to 45 degrees Celsius in July.

Source of Income: Agriculture

Local time: Cowhill Time is + 5:30 Hours GMT or 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time. GMT is used for all 24 of the world's time zones.


Language: The official language is Telugu. Telugu, Hindi and English are commonly used in business and commerce. Village telugu and Urdu are also widely used.

Religions: 85% Hindu, 5% Christian, 5% Muslim, 5% other
Country Dialing Code: 91
STD Dialing Code: 08593
Internet Country Code: .in
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Exchange Rates: Indian Rupee per US dollar 43.67
Electricity: 220 or 240 volts AC 50HZ


Brief history

A trip to Dubai transports you on a journey through time. Although the early history of the area is not very well documented, archeological discoveries suggests that, as long as four thousand years ago, small fishing communities lived along the coast of the Arabian Gulf on the site of modern Dubai. It is also believed that the natural sheltered harbor afforded by the Dubai Creek was a busy port of call on the ancient trade route between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. In recent years, archeologists have unearthed hundreds of artifacts, including pottery, weapons and coinage that point to civilized settlements dating back to the third millennium B.C.

These historic finds have been carefully preserved and are now permanently housed in the Archeological Section of Dubai Museum. Modern Dubai, however, traces its origins to the 1830's. At that time, the small fishing village on the Shindagha peninsula at the mouth of the Creek was settled by a branch of the Bani Yas tribe, originally from the Liwa oasis to the south, led by the Maktoum family who still rule the emirates today.




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