Boothapandi

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Boothapandi
Bhoothapandi, Bhoothapandy, Bhuthapondy
city
Boothapandi is located in Tamil Nadu
Boothapandi
Boothapandi
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°16′22″N 77°26′24″E / 8.27278°N 77.44000°E / 8.27278; 77.44000Coordinates: 8°16′22″N 77°26′24″E / 8.27278°N 77.44000°E / 8.27278; 77.44000
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,721
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Boothapandi is a panchayat town in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

The town spans an area of around 5 km² with Thittuvilai, Thuvarancaud, Arasankuzhi, Andithoppu, mannadi, saattupudoor as its sub-villages. The places situated in the vicinity of the town include Azhakiyapadiapuram to the northwest, Easanthimangalam to the southwest, and Thalakudi to the southeast and Aralvaimozhi to the east.

It is the headquarters of Thovalai taluk, which is one among the four taluks of Kanyakumari district.

It has been named after the presence of Bhoothalingaswamy Temple (Bhoothapandi), which is famous for its sculptures and architecture. It is surrounded by greeneries.

Boothapandi is a green and fertile area and commands a picturesque view of the Western Ghats. The village is only 25 minutes from Nagercoil and the beautiful mountains attract many tourists and photographs. In Bhuthapandy Village contains all facility as alike that Sub-register office,Taluk office,Police station,Higher secondary Schools and court is available here.

P Jeevanandham, a noted socialist and a close comrade of the famous Tamil social reformer Periyar E. V. Ramasamy was born in this small town.

History[edit]

Boothapandi was a part of Kerala before the independence of India. The Bhoothappandi panchayat was formed on 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan -Thiruvithancore). The others were Paravur, Nedumangadu and Perumbavoor.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Boothapandi had a population of 14,721. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Boothapandi has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 79%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic Paravur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.