Palayam, Kanyakumari

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Palayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°12′36″N 77°17′17″E / 8.210°N 77.288°E / 8.210; 77.288Coordinates: 8°12′36″N 77°17′17″E / 8.210°N 77.288°E / 8.210; 77.288
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,096
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN75

Palayam is a viilage in Kanyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was formerly in Kerala.


As of the 2001 Indian census,[1] Palayam had a population of 14,096. 51% of the population is male and 49% is females. The average literacy rate in Palayam is 45%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 55%, and female literacy is 35%. In addition, 12% of the population in Palayam is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ "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.