Nettapakkam

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Nettapakkam(Nedumpakkam)
Commune
Nettapakkam(Nedumpakkam) is located in Puducherry
Nettapakkam(Nedumpakkam)
Nettapakkam(Nedumpakkam)
Location in Puducherry, India
Coordinates: 11°51′59″N 79°37′58″E / 11.866259°N 79.632726°E / 11.866259; 79.632726Coordinates: 11°51′59″N 79°37′58″E / 11.866259°N 79.632726°E / 11.866259; 79.632726
Country  India
State Puducherry
District Puducherry
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,503
Languages
 • Official French, Tamil, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 605 106
Telephone code 0413
Vehicle registration PY-01
Sex ratio 50% /
Nettapakkam Map

Nettapakkam (Tamil: நெட்டப்பாக்கம்) is a Village, Commune and Assembly Constituency in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. It consists of Nettapakkam Enclave and Embalam part of Nettapakkam Commune in the main Enclave of Puducherry. It forms a part of western border to the Union territory.

History[edit]

Nettapakkam played a vital role in the merger of Puducherrry UT with India Union. It was at the Nettapakkam police station that the Tricolour was hoisted for the first time on March 31, 1954, by Socialist party leaders in favour of a merger with the Indian Union. Also an ancient Shiva temple exists here.The original name of Nettapakkam is called as "Nedumpakkam" then as time passes it changed into Nettapakkam.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Nettapakkam had a population of 25,503. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nettapakkam has an average literacy rate of 81.49%, male literacy is 88.89%, and female literacy is 74.13%. In Nettapakkam, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Geography[edit]

Nettapakkam is 25 km. from Puducherry city. It is connected with Puducherry by Puducherry-Madukkarai Bus route.

Road Network[edit]

Two RC Roads passes through Nettapakkam. They are

  • Frontier Road (RC-21)
  • Mangalam - Madukkarai Road (RC-19)

In fact Nettapakkam is located at the junction of RC-19 and RC-21

The roads in Nettapakkam leads to places such as,

  • Madukarai
  • Pakkam X Road
  • Madagadipet

Place of interest[edit]

Ramalingeshwar temple[edit]

Ramalingeshwar temple is located in the heart of Nettapakkam. This temple belongs to Chola period.

Schools[edit]

Nettapakkam has two schools,One for primary and another for Higher Secondary(VI - XII)

Hospital[edit]

Nettapakkam has its own Government Health care centre.

Puducherry Western Entrance, Madukkarai[edit]

An entrance arch is built at Madukkarai on Siruvandadu Road. The pillar in the arch displays the Freedom fighter's name, who fought for the merger of Puducherry UT with the Indian Union.

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