Alangulam, Tirunelveli

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Alangulam
Town
Alangulam is located in Tamil Nadu
Alangulam
Alangulam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°52′N 77°30′E / 8.87°N 77.5°E / 8.87; 77.5Coordinates: 8°52′N 77°30′E / 8.87°N 77.5°E / 8.87; 77.5
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Elevation 127 m (417 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,948
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN 627851
Telephone code 04633
Sex ratio 1000 :1040.5 /
Literacy 74.5%
Lok Sabha constituency Tirunelveli
Vidhan Sabha constituency Alangulam
Website www.alangulam.in

Alangulam is a town in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a panchayat town and the centre of the Alangulam Taluk in Tirunelveli district. It acts as a trading hub for nearby villages and its connected towns like Tirunelveli, Tenkasi,Courttalam,Surandai, Pavoorcathiram and Ambasamudram. Alangulam Bus Stand is third biggest bus stand in Tirunelveli District after Tirunelveli and Tenkasi which connect many areas through bus like Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Madurai, Chennai, Nagercoil,Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Coimbatore, Palayamkottai, Courttalam, Surandai, Pavoorcathiram, Mukkadal, Ambasamudram, Papanasam. This town's small hill known as Okkanindranpothai Malai, a Tamil expression meaning "standing on tip-toes", is depicted in a folk tale of Lord Rama standing at the top of this hill on tip-toes, searching the area for his companion Sita. This town is known for halwa and textiles.

Geography[edit]

Alangulam is located at 8°52′N 77°30′E / 8.87°N 77.5°E / 8.87; 77.5.[1] It is situated at an average elevation of 127 metres (416 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Alangulam had a population of around 17,922 as per the 2001 census. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Alangulam has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Alangulam is a constituency for the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Dr.Poongothai Aladi Aruna has been the elected Assembly Member for Alangulam (since 2016).

Firkas under Alangualm Taluk[edit]

Alangulam is the administrative centre of the Alangulam taluka within Tirunelveli District, and is subdivided into following five Firka.

Villages under Alangualm Panchayat Union[edit]

The Alangulam Panchayat Union represents the following villages for development and public relations:[3]

  • Karumbanoor
  • Andipatti
  • Achankuttam
  • Alangulam www.alangulam.in
  • Ayanarkulam
  • Balapathiraramapuram
  • Kadanganeri
  • Kaduvetty
  • Kalathimadam
  • Kavalakurichi
  • Keelapatamudiyarpuram
  • Kelakalangal
  • Kelaveeranam
  • Kidarakulam
  • Kurichampatti
  • Kurippankulam
  • Kuruvankottai
  • Maranthai
  • Marukkalankulam
  • Maruthamputhur
  • Mayamankurichi
  • Melakalangal
  • Melamaruthappapuram
  • Melaveeranam
  • Nallur
  • Naranapuram
  • Navaneethakrishnapuram
  • Nettur
  • Seevalapuram-Karadiyudaipoo
  • Sivalarkulam
  • Uthumalai
  • Vadakku Kavalakurichi
  • Vadiyoor
  • Vadamalaipatty
  • Karuvantha
  • Shanmugapuram
  • Alwarthulkkapatti
  • Iynthankattalai

Employment[edit]

The area has many farmers and farm workers. Rice and vegetables produced locally are sold throughout South India. A local cottage industry is the manufacture of beedi cigarettes.

Transportation[edit]

Alangulam is connected by state highways to Tirunelveli (31 km) towards the east, to Tenkasi (23 km) towards the west, to Ambasamudram (19 km) towards the south, to Surandai (14 km) towards the north-west.

Banking and financial institutions[edit]

  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB)[4]
  • Pandian Grama Bank
  • Co operative society bank
  • Axis Bank
  • City Union Bank Ltd

State Assembly elections 2011[edit]

  • Male Electors - 98229
  • Female Electors - 101368
  • Total Electors - 199597
  • Votes polled - 165134
  • Percentage of votes polled - 82.73%[5]

Schools and colleges[edit]

The schools in this area include:

  • Government Higher Secondary School, Alangulam.
  • West Tirunelveli Higher Secondary School, Nallur.
  • Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Alangulam.
  • St.Joseph matriculation school, Alangulam.
  • Annai Saradhamani Primary School, Alangulam.
  • T.D.T.A middle school, Alangulam.
  • T.D.T.A primary school, Natham, Alangulam.
  • Jesus Loves primary school, Alangulam.
  • Archvel Primary school, Alangulam.
  • Jeeva Montessori Matric School, Alangulam.
  • S M A Matriculation school, Adaikalapattanam (A unit of Sri Muppudathi Amman Educational Institutions), Alangulam.
  • C.M.S Arunodhya middle school, Nallur.
  • Government Higher Secondary School, Maruthamputhur.
  • Pappakudi Union Primary School, Maruthamputhur.
  • Sri Lakshmi Nursery and primary school, Alangulam.

The colleges in this area are include:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Population data http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=701489
www.alangulam.in www.alangulam.in

- Edited by Marwin Sam