Pattamadai

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Pattamadai

Pathamadai
special grade town panchayath
Pattamadai is located in Tamil Nadu
Pattamadai
Pattamadai
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°39′51″N 77°34′56″E / 8.664167°N 77.582222°E / 8.664167; 77.582222Coordinates: 8°39′51″N 77°34′56″E / 8.664167°N 77.582222°E / 8.664167; 77.582222
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictTirunelveli district
Government
 • BodyTown Panchayat
Elevation
61 m (200 ft)
Population
 • Total20,000
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
627453
Telephone code04634
Vehicle registrationTN 76
Nearest cityPalayamkottai, Ambasamudram
Sex ratio1:1 /
Literacy72%
Lok Sabha constituencyTirunelveli
Vidhan Sabha constituencyAmbasamudram

Pathamadai or Pattamadai is a special grade town panchayath in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Pathamadai had a population of 14,965.[1] Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Pathamadai has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 66%. In Pathamadai, 11% of the population is under age 6.

Mats of Pathamadai[edit]

Pathamadai has a mat industry which produces mats crafted out of korai grass (Reed plant) also called as Indian Chattai.[2] They are flexible and have been gifted to leaders like Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  2. ^ "Sole stories". The Hindu. India. 10 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Grass mats still hold their own here". Business Line. Chennai, India. 4 November 2005.