About Alangulam

Located in the Tirunelveli district (fondly called as Nellai mavattam in the local language of Tamil), Alangulam is a town panchayat in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Alangulam is one of the forty five town panchayats of Tirunelveli district. Some of the other important town panchayats of Tirunelveli district include Courtalam, Sivagiri, Mukkudal, Cheranmadevi, Kalladaikurichi, Pathamadai, Nanguneri, Panagudi, Veeravanallur, Melacheval, Thirukarungudi, Moolakaraipatti, Panboli, Ilanji, Surandai and so on.

Alangulam in TN Map

Alangulam is regarded as an economic powerhouse of Tirunelveli district as the small town is a notable commercial hub in the region. A wide range of business activities, from small-scale to medium-scale, takes place in the town on a daily basis. Thanks to the strategic location of the town that most of the nearby villages and towns use Alangulam as a trade center. Alangulam has excellent road connectivity with Tiruneveli, Ambasamudram and Tenkasi which offers a massive advantage to the town in terms of trade and commerce.

Did you know: Alangulam town panchayat is the headquarters of the Alangulam taluk of Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu.

History of Alangulam

Malai Kovil at Alangulam

Alangulam is the abode of a small hill which is popularly called as 'Okkanindranpothai Malai' which entails 'standing on tiptoes'. Legend has it that Lord Rama stood on his tiptoes on top of this small hill in Alangulam and had a brief examination for Goddess Sita (seetha devi). Supporting the legend, there is a small Hindu temple found on top of the hill dedicated to Lord Rama. Another Hindu temple found on top of this hill is dedicated to the Tamil god Lord Muruga.

Geography of Alangulam

Alangulam Bus Station

Alangulam is located 28.6 km away from the district home base of Tirunelveli (via SH 39), 90.6 km away from the neighboring district of Thoothukudi aka Tuticorin (via NH 7A) and 645 km away from the southern metropolis of Chennai (via NH45). Alangualm is bordered by Melaneelithanallur revenue block in the east, Kadayanallur municipality town in the west, Vasudevanallur town panchayat in the north and Surandai panchayat town in the south. The geographic coordinates of Alangulam town are 8.87°N 77.5°E. The average elevation of Alangulam is 417 feet (127 m).

Climate Data:
Climatic Conditions of Alangulam: Tropical
Average Temperature: 28.5 °C
Average Annual Rainfall: 889 mm
Driest Month: February (average rainfall of 27 mm)
Wettest Month: October (average rainfall of 196 mm)
Warmest Month: May (average temperature of 30.9 °C)
Coldest Month: January (average temperature of 26.0 °C)

Economy of Alangulam

Agriculture and related business is the major occupation of the people of Alangualm. The town of Alangualm is known for its small-scale beedi (traditional Indian cigarette) industries and freelance beedi workers who extensively involve in beedi making. Besides, agricultural products of Alangulam, especially vegetables are supplied to all the South Indian states. Rice produced here is sent across the rice mills in the vicinity for processing and is sent to the neighboring state of Kerala as malayali people love Alangulam rice variety.

Demographic Information of Alangulam

Population of Alangulam (Census 2011): 20,948
Male Population: 10,266
Female Population: 10,682
Population of Children with age of 0-6: 2,271
Schedule Caste (SC): 5.84 % of total population in Alangulam (TP)
Schedule Tribe (ST): 0.33 % of total population in Alangulam (TP)
Female Sex Ratio: 1,041
Child Sex Ratio: 978
Literacy Rate: 90.68 %
Male Literacy: 76.68 %
Female Literacy: 71.54 %
Number of Households: 5,796

Administration in Alangulam

The Alangualm Town Panchayat is the official local governing body of the town of Alangualm. The town panchayat is responsible for providing effective governance to the local population. The designated town panchayat code of Alangualm town panchayat is 369.

Important Contact Information:

Alangualm Town Panchayat Office
Address: 1/21, Pillaiyar Koil Street,
Alangulam, Tirunelveli District
Pin Code: 627851
Phone Number: 04633-270246
Email: eotpalangulam@rediffmail.com

Contact Information of the Exective Officer of Alangulam Town Panchayat
Mobile Number: +91-8883100562

Quick Facts:

State: Tamil Nadu
District: Tirunelveli
Taluk: Alangulam
Administration: Town Panchayat
Official Language: Tamil
Population of Alangulam (Census 2011): 20,948
Geographic Coordinates: 8.87°N 77.5°E
Telephone Code: 04633
Postal Code: 627851

Distance Chart:
(from Alangulam to major cities of Tamil Nadu)
Alangulam to Chennai: 645 km
Alangulam to Coimbatore: 380 km
Alangulam to Tiruchirappalli: 315 km
Alangulam to Madurai: 183 km
Alangulam to Salem: 402 km
Alangulam to Vellore: 631 km
Alangulam to Thanjavur: 372 km
Alangulam to Tirunelveli: 28.6 km
Alangulam to Tuticorin: 90.6 km
Alangulam to Cuddalore: 500 km

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