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The temple city Kudamookku which is known as Kumbakonam at present days is located at 10°58′N 79°25′E / 10.97°N 79.42°E / 10.97; 79.42. This temple city is situated 96 km east of Tiruchirappalli, 273 km south of Chennai and about 40 km north-east of Thanjavur and lies in the region called the "Old delta" which comprises of the North-Western taluks of Thanjavur district that have been naturally irrigated by the waters of the Cauvery and its tributaries for centuries in contrast to the "New Delta" comprising the southern Taluks that were brought under irrigation by the construction of the Grand Anicut canal and the Vadavar canal in 1934. It has an average elevation of 24 meters i.e. 78 ft. The town is bounded by two rivers, the River Cauvery on the northern side and River Arasalar on the southern side.

Although the Cauvery delta region is usually hot, the climate of Kumbakonam city and its surrounding towns is generally healthy and moderate. Kumbakonam is cooler than Chennai which is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The maximum temperature in summer is about 40 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius. Kumbakonam receives an annual rainfall of 114.78 centimeters every year. The region is covered with mainly alluvial or black soil which is conducive for rice cultivation. Other crops grown in Kumbakonam include mulberry, cereals and sugarcane.

The flora of the Cauvery Delta mostly comprises of palm trees. The town of Kumbakonam is surrounded by extensive paddy fields. Methods of irrigation were considerably improved following the opening of the Mettur Dam in 1934. The fauna of the Cauvery Delta is limited to cattle and goats. The town is situated at the western flank of the Kumbakonam-Shiyali ridge which runs along the Kollidam river basin separating the Ariyalur-Pondicherry depression from the Nagapattinam depression. This granular ridge projects further eastwards penetrating the Pondicherry depression and forms a hard layer of cretaceous rock underneath the sedimentary top soil.

Residential areas make up 32.09% of the town's total area while commercial enterprises and industrial units make up 2.75 and 1.21 percent respectively. The non-urban portion of the town constitutes about 44.72 percent of the total area. Kumbakonam has a total of 45 slums with a population of 49,117. The town has around 141 kilometers of roads, 544 municipal roads making up 122.29 kilometers. There are also around 18.71 kilometers of state highways running through Kumbakonam. Over 87% of the municipal roads are paved.

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