Puliyankudi

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puliangudi(Lemon City )
puliangudi(Lemon City ) is located in Tamil Nadu
puliangudi(Lemon City )
puliangudi(Lemon City )
Coordinates: 9°06′N 77°14′E / 9.10°N 77.23°E / 9.10; 77.23Coordinates: 9°06′N 77°14′E / 9.10°N 77.23°E / 9.10; 77.23
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Named for புளியங்குடி(Lemon City)
Government
 • Type Second Grade Municipality
 • Body Puliangudi Municipality
Area rank 1
Population (2001)
 • Total 45,000
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 4636 (Sankarankovil Telephone Code)
Vehicle registration TN-79 (Sankarankovil RTO)
2nd Grade Municipality

Puliangudi (புளியங்குடி) is a municipal town located between Kadayanallur and Rajapalayam on the National Highway 208 (Kollam to Tirumangalam) in India. It falls under the administrative jurisdiction of Tirunelveli District and Kadayanallur Taluk. Taluk headquarters, Sivagiri, is 20 km north from Puliangudi, and the district headquarters, Tirunelveli lies 70 km south.

Geography[edit]

Puliangudi is located at 9°06′N 77°14′E / 9.10°N 77.23°E / 9.10; 77.23. It is mainly an agricultural based town and is famous for its Lemon market; Puliangudi is also called as ‘Lemon City’. During the past years the economic driver of the town was agriculture & allied activities.

Puliangudi town is spread across an area of 55.16 km2 and it is divided into 33 wards. The town is located at the junction of roads from Madurai, Rajapalayam, Sankarankovil, Kadayanallur, Tenkasi, Sengottai and Kollam. The town is surrounded in the north by Vasuthevanallur Town Panchayat and in the south by Punniyapuram Village Panchayat. Mullikulam Village Panchayat forms the physical boundary of Puliangudi in eastern directions. Reserve forest area forms a boundary along western side.

Demographics[edit]

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
  
72.22%
Muslim
  
20.88%
Christian
  
6.81%
Sikh
  
0.01%
Other
  
0.07%

As per the religious census of 2011, Puliankudi (M) had 72.22% Hindus, 20.88% Muslims, 6.81% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs and 0.07% following other religions.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 

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