Paramakudi

Paramakudi is a town located in the Ramanathapuram district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The river Vaigai flows through Paramakudi on its way to the Bay of Bengal.[2]

Paramakudi

Parambai
Town
Paramakudi
Location of Paramakudi in Tamil nadu
Coordinates: 9.544°N 78.591°E / 9.544; 78.591
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictRamanathapuram
Named forParambu Plants
Government
  TypeFirst Grade Municipality
  BodyParamakudi Municipality
Area
  Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Area rank2nd in Ramanathapuram District
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Total95,579
  Rank1st in Ramanathapuram District
  Density16,448/km2 (42,600/sq mi)
Languages
  OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
623701-623707
Telephone code04564
Vehicle registrationTN 65
Websitemunicipality.tn.gov.in/paramakudi/

History

Historically the area was ruled by the Pandyan Dynasty this is not the head quarters of any king but was ruled by Pandiyas and later by the King Sethupathi of Ramanathapuram. According to the ancient epic Ramayana, Lord Rama started his battle against Ravana at Sethu Canal, which is 45 minutes travel from here. Paramakudi consists of two formerly separate settlements, Paramakudi and Emaneswaram, which merged to form the present municipal town in 1964

Geography

Paramakudi is located at 9.544°N 78.591°E.It has an average elevation of 41 metres (133ft). Paramakudi is 70 km from Madurai and 38 km from Ramanathapuram (Ramnad).

Transport

Paramakudi is well connected by rail and bus to other cities also public and private bus services available in this city. The town is located in south east Tamil Nadu and connected by NH 49 to Madurai from Rameswaram. There are direct trains to Chennai, Rameswaram, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore, Tirupati, Okhha, Bhubaneswar and Varanasi. The nearest airport is Madurai Airport, about 83 km away.

Constituency

1.Paramakudi (state assembly constituency) ,

2.Ramanathapuram (Lok Sabha constituency)

Festivals

The Chithirai festival is celebrated every year in the Tamil month Chithirai for 30 days.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, Paramakudi had a population of 95,579 with a sex ratio of 966 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] 9,292 were under the age of six, constituting 4,800 males and 4,492 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 14.5% and .08% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 81.44%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The town had 23,504 households. There were 35,561 workers, comprising 825 cultivators, 881 main agricultural labourers, 6,682 in house hold industries, 23,453 other workers, 3,720 marginal workers, 113 marginal cultivators, 209 marginal agricultural labourers, 496 marginal workers in household industries and 2,902 other marginal workers.[1]

According to the religious census of 2011, Paramakudi had 86.55% Hindus, 9.2% Muslims, 4.11% Christians, 0.01% Sikhs and 0.12% following other religions.[4]

Personalities

Paramakudi is birthplace of the prominent film personalities; Indian film actor Kamal Haasan and his family; Chandra Haasan and Charu Haasan who is also a film actor, film producer is his brother. Suhasini Maniratnam was born to actor Charu Haasan, in Paramakudi, into the prominent Haasan family.

Vinod Raj was an Indian film actor, who has worked on Tamil films. He is also renowned for being the father of leading Indian actor Vikram, his native place also Paramakudi.

References

  1. "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Paramakudi". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. "Paramakudi - Tamilnadu". Tamilnadu.com. 17 December 2012.
  3. "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  4. "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.

. Festivals The 'Chithirai Thiruvizha' festival is celebrated every year in the Tamil month Chithirai for 30 days.

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