Sathankulam

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Sathankulam

Sattankulam
Town
Sathankulam is located in Tamil Nadu
Sathankulam
Sathankulam
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°27′N 77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93Coordinates: 8°27′N 77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictThoothukudi
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total14,205
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-92( TN-69 till Jun17,2015)

Sathankulam is a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It is 25 km (16 mi) away from Tiruchendur and 59 km (37 mi) from Tirunelveli. It is well-connected with Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Nagerkovil and Tiruchendur by road. An airport is at Tuticorin 45 km (28 mi) from there.

Geography[edit]

Sattankulam is located at 8°27′N 77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93. It has an average elevation of 19 m (62 ft).

Agriculture[edit]

The major agriculture is Paddy in the Sattankulam Taluks. Groundnut cultivation also is undertaken in Sattankulam and near-by places. Groundnut cake is being used as manure and cattle feed. Palmyrah trees are grown mostly in Sattankulam and near-by villages. Sugarcane is also cultivated in some places. Palm Jaggery is produced from palmyrah juice; the production of Palm jaggery was the main occupation of the people of Sattankulam at one time.

Festivals[edit]

Madha Ther Tiruvizha is a very important ceremony that honors "Sri Puliyadi Mariamman Tiruvizha". A representation of him is pulled through the streets on a ther by people that consider it an honor.[citation needed]

Politics[edit]

Sattankulam assembly constituency (no more & connected with Srivaikuntam Assembly Constituency) is part of Tiruchendur Lok Sabha constituency (no more & connected with Thoothukudi Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2015.

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