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panchayat town
Pattamadai is located in Tamil Nadu
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
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli district
 • Body Town Panchayat
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
 • Total 14,957
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 627453
Telephone code 04634
Vehicle registration TN 76
Nearest city Palayamkottai, Ambasamudram
Sex ratio 1:1 /
Literacy 72%
Lok Sabha constituency Tirunelveli
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ambasamudram

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


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]


  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.