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Coordinates: 8°29′N78°06′E / 8.49°N 78.1°E / 8.49; 78.1 Coordinates: 8°29′N78°06′E / 8.49°N 78.1°E / 8.49; 78.1
CountryFlag of India.svg  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tuticorin
  Type Tamil Nadu
  Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code(0091) 04630
Nearest cityTuticorin
Vidhan Sabha constituencySrivaikundam

Sawyerpuram is a town panchayat in Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu, India.


Microliths are found in large in numbers around Sawyerpuram (and additionally in Kulattur, Tirunelveli). They were found embedded in the fossil-bearing sand dunes. These available evidences in Sawyerpuram point the chronology of the Microlithic culture in South India to circa 4000 B.C. [1] [2]

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

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Statue of Dr. G.U. Pope in Chennai

Religions & Cultures

Religions:Hinduism & Christianity

Tamil culture is widely followed among the people living in Sawyerpuram whether they are Christians or Hindus.

Life Expectancy and Environment

The small town is known for peaceful environment and considered to be the cleanest small town in India with less population and the average life expectancy is 83.7 and which is higher than any small towns in India.

Sawyerpuram has 0% wind pollution 0% water pollution and less corrupted politics and well organized system, Sawyerpuram is known for its cleanliness and peaceful environment.

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Natural Resources & Climate

In summer the climate remains warm and on other seasons the climate can be cool and windy. This small town is also known for the cultivation of bananas and rice because of its red soil and jack fruit, star fruit, jambul fruit, pea nut, cucumber are also cultivated in few places around the town.

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

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