Kayalpattinam

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Kayalpattinam
Town
Kayalpattinam is located in Tamil Nadu
Kayalpattinam
Kayalpattinam
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
Government
 • Type Second Grade Municipality
 • Body Kayalpattinam Municipality
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,588
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kayalpattinam (also known as Kayalpatnam or Korkai, Arabic - قاهر فطن, Tamil - காயல்பட்டினம்) is a Municipality in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. As of 2011, the town had a population of 40,558.

Location[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
  
26.34%
Muslim
  
67.24%
Christian
  
6.36%
Jain
  
0.01%
Other
  
0.05%

According to 2011 census, Kayalpattinam had a population of 40,588 with a sex-ratio of 1,082 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[2] A total of 4,995 were under the age of six, constituting 2,548 males and 2,447 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 7.37% and .01% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 81.3%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[2] The town had a total of : 9417 households. There were a total of 11,414 workers, comprising 17 cultivators, 27 main agricultural labourers, 206 in house hold industries, 10,717 other workers, 447 marginal workers, 9 marginal cultivators, 4 marginal agricultural labourers, 30 marginal workers in household industries and 404 other marginal workers.[3]

As per the religious census of 2011, Kayalpattinam had 26.34% Hindus, 67.24% Muslims, 6.36% Christians, 0.01% Jains and 0.05% following other religions.[4]

Culture[edit]

Most of Muslims here follow Shafiee school and Faasiyatush shadhiliya Tariqa (Shadhiliyya Sufi order). Headquarters of this tariqa[5] in Tamil Nadu zawiyatul fassiyatush shadhiliya is located here. There are followers of Qadiriyya Sufi order connected to Mahlara and a few wahabis.Maqbara of Hazrat Kazi Syed Alauddin brother of Hazrat Kazi Syed Tajuddin the fore father of Madurai Maqbara Hazrats'[6] and of all the Syeds living in Kazimar Street, Madurai is located here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kayalpattinam
  2. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Kayalpattinam". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.shazuli.com/aboutus.html
  6. ^ http://maqbara.com/genealogy.php