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Alangulam is a panchayat town and the headquarters of Alangulam taluk (Tehsil) in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the rapid growing town as it serves as a trade activity hub for the nearby villages. It has an added advantage of connected to Tirunelveli, Tenkasi and Ambasamudram by roads which makes it as an important business center in the district. Alangulam has a small hill which is known as Okkanindranpothai Malai which in Tamil means that standing on the tip of the foot. There is a folklore that Lord Rama stood on the top of this hill with the tip of his foot and looked around the area in search of Sita devi. There is a small village next to Alangulam which is called as Mayamankurichi which in Tamil means the place where the mysterious deer vanished which supports the folklore. There is a small Lord Rama temple on the top of the hill against Lord Muruga who is the deity of hills in Tamil Nadu.

Geography

Alangulam is located at 8.87°N 77.5°E. It is situated at an average elevation of 127 metres (416 feet).

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Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Alangulam had a population of around 17,922 as per the 2001 census. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Alangulam has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Local Administration

www.alangulam.in

Assembly Constituency

Alangulam is assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Presently this constituency is represented by Mr.P.G.Rajendran

Firkas under Alangualm Taluk

Being headquarters of Alangulam taluka under Tirunelveli district, its jurisdiction is further divided into following five Firka for administrative purposes.

  1. Keelapavoor
  2. Nettur
  3. Pudupatti
  4. Venkatampatti

Villages under Alangualm Panchayat Union

The following villages come under one umbrella of Alangulam Panchayat union for local development and public relations of Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

  1. Karumbanoor
  2. Andipatti
  3. Achankuttam
  4. Alangulam
  5. Ayanarkulam
  6. Balapathiraramapuram
  7. Kadanganeri
  8. Kaduvetty
  9. Kalathimadam
  10. Kavalakurichi
  11. Keelapatamudiyar Puram
  12. Kelakalangal
  13. Kelaveeranam
  14. Kidarakulam
  15. Kurichampatti
  16. Kurippankulam
  17. Kuruvankottai
  18. Maranthai
  19. Marukkalankulam
  20. Mayamankurichi
  21. Melakalangal
  22. Melamaruthappapuram
  23. Melaveeranam
  24. Nallur
  25. Naranapuram
  26. Navaneetha Krishna Puram
  27. Nettur
  28. Seevalapuram – Karadiyudaipoo
  29. Sivalarkulam
  30. Uthumalai
  31. Vadakku Kavalakurichi
  32. Vadiyoor
  33. Vadamalaipatty
  34. Karuvantha
  35. Shanmugapuram

Employment

The area has a number of people involved in agriculture. The place now has become a good location for settlement for teachers who work in the district and for other government workers because of its connectivity to other parts 24*7. The place is noted for the self-employed beedi workers here. Most of the women are involved in beedi making. Alangulam which is also known as small China town for supplying Vegetable’s throughout South India. Our Vegetable market trading 24×7 supplies. The rice which is made here is processed by the Rice mills in the locality and is sent to Kerala since the quality of rice produced is the desired variety by the people of Kerala.The area has two Soap companies in this locality.Alangulam has its own treasury which is functioning right now in Alangulam Taluk office.A court is to be constructed soon.

Transportation

Alangulam is well connected by state highway roads to Tirunelveli (31 km) located in east, to Tenkasi (23 km) located in west and to Ambasamudram (19 km) located in south. Mini bus facilities also available for nearest villages such as Vadamalaipatty, Nalloor, Aladipatti, ayyanaarkulam, Maruthammuthur, poolangulam, nettur, nallur, puthupatti etc.

Banking and financial institutions

  1. Canara Bank
  2. Indian Bank
  3. Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
  4. Pandian Grama Bank
  5. Co operative society bank

Education

Literacy rate in Alangulam is quite good and over 69% of people are litrated.

ATM

  1. Canara Bank (opposite to Sri Ramakrishna Matric.Hr.Sec School)
  2. Indian Bank (Opposite to Taluk office)
  3. Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank

Schools

The schools in the location are

  1. Sri Ramakrishna Matriculation higher secondary school, Alangulam
  2. Government Higher Secondary School, Alangulam.
  3. West Tirunelveli Higher Secondary School,Nallur.
  4. St.Joseph matriculation school, Alangulam.
  5. Annai Saradhamani Primary School, Alangulam.
  6. T.D.T.A middle school,Near Market, Alangulam.
  7. T.D.T.A primary school,Natham, Alangulam.
  8. Jesus Loves primary school, Alangulam.
  9. Archwell Primary school, Alangulam.
  10. Jeeva Montessori School, Alangulam.
  11. S M A Matriculation school, Adaikalapattanam (A unit of Sri Muppudathi Amman Educational Institutions)
  12. C.M.S Arunodhya middle school, NALLUR.

Colleges

  1. Sardar Raja College of Engineering
  2. CSI Jayaraj Annapackiam College, Nallur., Alangulam Taluk
  3. Einstein college of Engineering
  4. Aladi Aruna College of Nursing, Sivalarkulam
  5. St. Mariam Polytechnic College, Sivalarkulam
  6. Sri Muppidathi Amman College of education, Adaikalapatinam
  7. St.Johns Techer Training Institution, Maranthai.
  8. Diwan ITI, Maranthai.

Entertainment and leisure

Alangulam has one Cinema Theater named Laxmi Narayana’ which is equipped with QUBE digital system and DIGITAL surround sound effects. And lots of playgrounds are here for youngsters and childeren to play.Most of them entertain themselves by swimming in the well or else spending time with gardening.

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