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See Kumarapuram massacre for the massacre at the Sri Lankan town of the same name.
Kumarapuram is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°15′12″N 77°21′27″E / 8.25333°N 77.35750°E / 8.25333; 77.35750Coordinates: 8°15′12″N 77°21′27″E / 8.25333°N 77.35750°E / 8.25333; 77.35750
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,759
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kumarapuram is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kumarapuram had a population of 13,759. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kumarapuram has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 78%. In Kumarapuram, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.Manalikarai St.Mary Goretty Higher secondary school is one of the famous Higher secondary school. This Town Panchayat is including Kotticode police station. Kumarapuram Post Pin Code Number is 629189. VeliMalai hills is biggest mount in the town panchayat. This is one big village is kotticode.[2] including Cholapuram,Koozhakadai, saral vilai , valiyavilai Kotticode is including Mead Memorial C.S.I Church,St.Pius Catholic Church cholapuram, Mead memorial Primary school, Govt.middle school kotticode and Arul Jothy English Primary School.

Kumarapuram-An introduction[3][edit]

Kumarapuram is a panchayat town with Padmanabhapuram as its state assembly constituency in the green and vibrant Kanyakumari District. This enchanting town also includes a part of Kodhanaloor and Velimalai. It is tucked between Thovalai, Thiruvattar, Verkilambi and Kodhanallur.

The Panchayat town comprises the small towns Manalikarai, Manakkavilai, Poovangaparambu, Kotticode, Koozhakadai, Karumbarai, Kaithodu, Perinchilambu, Pannipothai, Velimalai. Many years back the towns Perunchilambu, Pannipothai, Velimalai etc. had rich agriculture lands. All these small towns that were once known for their sprawling paddy fields have given way to Rubber Estates.The 6th temple of famous Sivalaya Ottam on 'Sivarathri' festival namely 'Pannipakam' is also situated in this town panchayat.

Living style[edit]

Nearby Kumaracoil temple and lake are important tourist and religious centers . Some people talk in malayalam and some will talk in tamil. People of all religion have separate Places of Worship. Maximum youngsters interested playing games particularly they are playing kabadi, cricket. In kumarapuram panchayat registered and active club is Kotticode Lucky Star Sports Club [4]