Wooster Nagar

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Wooster Nagar
village
A fisherman in Wooster Nagar demonstrates his net-throwing technique.
A fisherman in Wooster Nagar demonstrates his net-throwing technique.
Wooster Nagar is located in Tamil Nadu
Wooster Nagar
Wooster Nagar
Wooster Nagar is located in India
Wooster Nagar
Wooster Nagar
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°29′58″N 80°08′50″E / 12.499431°N 80.147195°E / 12.499431; 80.147195Coordinates: 12°29′58″N 80°08′50″E / 12.499431°N 80.147195°E / 12.499431; 80.147195
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
The main street of Wooster Nagar. The English translation is "Noble Street". The white rice-powder patterns on the walks are known as kolams.

Wooster Nagar is the name of a small fishing village in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Dedicated January 3, 2007, the village consists of 26 homes built with funds donated by citizens of Wooster, Ohio USA.[1] In recognition of these donations, the village residents renamed their village Wooster Nagar. "Nagar" is from Sanskrit and means city.

The village is located at Pudupattinam, just inland from the Indian Ocean coastline, an hour south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Village residents, employed as inland waters fishermen, saw their nearby homes completely destroyed by the December 2004 tsunami which hit, among other areas, the eastern coast of India.

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  1. ^ In Touch South India, Headlines from the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, Feb-Mar 2007, Vol. IV, Issue 1.

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