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Town Panchayat
Sankarnagar is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°48′34″N 77°43′17″E / 8.80944°N 77.72139°E / 8.80944; 77.72139Coordinates: 8°48′34″N 77°43′17″E / 8.80944°N 77.72139°E / 8.80944; 77.72139
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Named for Sankar Cements
Population (2001)
 • Total 5,067
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-72

Sankarnagar is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Thalaiyuthu, also known as Sankar Nagar, is a small suburb of Tirunelveli about 8 km north of the city on the Tirunelveli-Madurai National Highway. It is popularly called as Sankar Nagar because of the Sankar Cement factory which initiated settlement in the area.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Sankarnagar had a population of 5,067. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Sankarnagar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 79%. In Sankarnagar, 9% of the population 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.