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Sawyerpuram is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°29′N 78°06′E / 8.49°N 78.1°E / 8.49; 78.1Coordinates: 8°29′N 78°06′E / 8.49°N 78.1°E / 8.49; 78.1
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tuticorin
 • Type Tamil Nadu
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 628251
Telephone code (0091) 04630
Nearest city Tuticorin
Vidhan Sabha constituency Srivaikundam

Sawyerpuram is a town panchayat in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu, India.Microliths are found in large in numbers around Sawyerpuram (and another one place is Kulattur of Tirunelveli).They were embedded in the fossil bearing sand dunes turned red.These available evidences of Sawyerpuram points the chronology of the Microlithic culture in South India to Circa 4000 B.C year.[1][2]

Since missionary Dr. G. U. Pope ministered in this place the population is predominantly Christian.

Statue of Dr. G.U. Pope in Chennai

Religions & Cultures[edit]

Religions: Hinduism & Christianity


99% is the literacy rate of Sawyerpuram people according to 2013 census.

List of Colleges[edit]

  • Pope College of Arts and Science
  • Dr.G.U. Pope College of Engineering
  • Dr.G.U. Pope College of Education
  • Jeya Polytechnic College

List of Schools[edit]

  • Pope Memorial Higher Secondary School
  • St. Mary's Girls Higher Secondary School
  • A.M.A.Hindu Higher Secondary School
  • National Nursery and Primary School
  • Martin Nursery and Primary School
  • A.M.A Hindu Nursery and Primary School
  • Gnanasigamani Evangelical Primary School

National and International Transportation[edit]

Natural Resources & Climate[edit]

In Summer days the climate remains so warm and on other seasons the climate will be cool and windy.This small town is also known for the best cultivation of bananas & Rice because of its red soil and jack fruit, star fruit, Jambul fruit, Pea nut, Cucumber are also cultivated on few places around the town.

Unripe star fruit on the tree in Theri Area
Banana tree of sawyerpuram
Young jackfruit
Ripe jambul fruits ripe from tree


  1. ^ Ceramic Traditions in South India; S.Gurumurthy; University of Madras; 1981; page 8,11
  2. ^ Zeuner and Allchin, B., op.cit.page8

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