Rajakkamangalam

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Rajakkamangalam
இராஜாக்கமங்கலம்
റജക്കമങ്ങലം
Rajakkamangalam is located in Tamil Nadu
Rajakkamangalam
Rajakkamangalam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°07′51″N 77°22′12″E / 8.130821°N 77.369907°E / 8.130821; 77.369907Coordinates: 8°07′51″N 77°22′12″E / 8.130821°N 77.369907°E / 8.130821; 77.369907
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,978
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 629 503

Rajakkamangalam is a block or Panchayat Union of Kanyakumari district, India. It is one of the nine administrative divisions of the district of Kanyakumari. The present President of the Rajakkamangalam Panchayat is T. Vajila. It includes the following 15 village panchayats,

  1. Athikkattuvilai
  2. Elluvilai
  3. Ganapathipuram
  4. Kanyakulam
  5. Kesavanputhenthurai
  6. Melekrishnanputhoor
  7. Manakudi
  8. Northsoorankudy
  9. Putheri
  10. Peruvilai
  11. Parakkai
  12. Pallamthurai
  13. Melasankarankuzhi
  14. Rajakkamangalam Thurai
  15. Dharmapuram
  16. Azhathangarai

Research Centre: Centre for Marine Science and Technology is the research Centre of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University for Coastal Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology research activities. The Centre is recognized by DST-FIST, UGC-SAP, DRS by Govt of India. The centre is one of the very few Institutes in India offering M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D in Marine Biotechnology. The centre is the offshoot of Madurai Kamaraj University, and later it was formulated as Institute of Artemia Research and Training inaugurated by Dr. J. Jayalalitha during early 1990s and later it was renamed as Institute if Coastal Area Studies and now it is functioning in the name of Centre for Marine Science and Technology with advance research activities in the areas of Marine Genomics, Marine Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Marine Pharmacology, Marine Biodiversity, Microalgal Technology, Molecular Biology, etc.

Azhathangarai-Rajakkamangalam Estuary and Marshy land contains a Coastal ecosystem with Mangroves habitat, sand dunes and Sea turtle breeding site near Azhathangarai beach. Rajakkamangalam estauary and Azhathangarai marshy land is considered as one of the breeding and feeding ground for many birds like Painted stork, cormorant, spot billed pelicans, purple swaphen, dabchick, garganey, purple heron, open bill stork, black winged stilt, etc.

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