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Arumuganeri is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°34′N 78°07′E / 8.57°N 78.12°E / 8.57; 78.12Coordinates: 8°34′N 78°07′E / 8.57°N 78.12°E / 8.57; 78.12
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thoothukudi
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,801
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Arumuganeri (Tamil: ஆறுமுகநேரி) is a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.


Arumuganeri is located at 8°34′N 78°07′E / 8.57°N 78.12°E / 8.57; 78.12. [1] [2] It has an average elevation of 6 metres (19 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[3] Arumuganeri had a population of 24,801. Males constitute 47% of the population and females 53%. Arumuganeri has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 49% of the males and 51% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture and Food Habits[edit]

The traditional food culture of Arumuganeri is commonly called "Nadar cuisine". It is often based around mutton, fish and common Tamil cuisine. The Nadar cuisine veers towards non-vegetarian and lamb is a favourite, present in everything except desserts. Since Arumuganeri is close to the sea, fish forms a major part of their diet. The native cuisine with its unique flavour that comes from usage of freshly hand-pounded spices and red meat.


  1. ^ "ஆறுமுகநேரி". Arumuganeri. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Arumuganeri
  3. ^ "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. 

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