Manavalakurichi

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Manavalakurichi
Town
Nickname(s): 
Manavai
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Manavalakurichi
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°08′N77°18′E / 8.13°N 77.3°E / 8.13; 77.3 Coordinates: 8°08′N77°18′E / 8.13°N 77.3°E / 8.13; 77.3
CountryFlag of India.svg India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanniyakumari
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)
  Total10,969
Languages
  Official Tamil Malayalam
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Postal code
629252

Manavalakurichi is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is hardly 60 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Tamil and Malayalam are the common languages of people living here.

Contents

Manavalakurichi is located at . [1] It has an average elevation of 0 metres (0 ft)).

Indian Rare Earths

Even though IREL provides many employment opportunities to locals here, people are against this company due to the fear of Nuclear Radiation emission from this unit.

Sea ports

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Kolachal Sea Port

Jeppiaar Fishing Harbour in Muttom [2] is the nearest Sea Port. This is a private sea port and was built by educationalist and business man Jeppiaar.

Another nearest sea port is Kolachal. It is an ancient port, aging back to 18th century. Vasco da Gama called it ‘Colachi’. After the defeat of the Dutch by King Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma in Battle of Colachel on 10 August 1741, a victory pillar had been erected near the beach in commemoration of the victory.

Roads

The town is well connected to all parts of the state through road. Nagercoil, the district headquarters of Kanyakumari is situated 20 km from Manavalakurichi in the north-east direction. Direct bus service from Manavalakurichi is available to Thiruvananthapuram the capital city of Kerala. This journey usually takes less than 2 hrs by road. Frequent bus service to Thuckalay another town which is 11 km away is also available.

Rail

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Eraniel railway station

Eraniel railway station is the nearest railway station. The station has two platforms and falls on the KanyakumariThiruvananthapuram line in the Thiruvananthapuram division of the Southern Railway zone. [3] All daily trains passing through the station halts in Eraniel station. [3] The route from Eraniel to Thiruvananthapuram is an exciting journey as the line runs through tunnels and hilly terrains. It takes only 1 hr from Thiruvananthapuram to Eraniel by train. The famous Mandaikadu Bagavathi Amman Temple, Kolachal Port, I.R.E Industries in Manavalakurichi and Padmanabhapuram Palace are situated nearby the Station. [3] The station also is the nearest railhead for two municipalities – Padmanabapuram, Colachel and for 25 villages.

Air

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Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

The nearest international airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport . Thiruvananthapuram connects the town further to other major cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, and Chennai by air.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census, [4] had a total population of 10,969 with males 5478 marginally less over females 5491. Manavalakurichi has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 77%. In Manavalakurichi, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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References

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