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Coordinates: 8°27′N77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93 Coordinates: 8°27′N77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thoothukudi
19 m (62 ft)
  Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration TN-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.


Sattankulam is located at 8°27′N77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93 . It has an average elevation of 19 m (62 ft).


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.[ citation needed ]


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 ]


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]

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Custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and Bennicks

On 18 June, Tension gripped the Sathankulam town in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi district on Tuesday after a father-son duo, who were allegedly tortured while in police custody for two days, died within hours of each other.

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