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  • Importance Place

    Manjolai Hills Courtallam Tiger Reserve Bird Sanctuary Sankarankoil Swamy Nellaiappar and Kanthimathi Ambal Temple Manjolai Hills Located between 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) of elevation, the Manjolai area is set deep within the Western Ghats within the Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in the Tirunelveli District. Located on top of the Manimuthar Dam and

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  • Education

    Tirunelveli is known for its educational institutions, many of which are located at Palayamkottai (east of Tirunelveli). For this reason, Palayamkottai is known as the “Oxford of South India”. The district has a literacy rate of 76.97%, which is above the state average. As of 2005–2006, the district had a total of 2,494 schools. It has one university, the

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  • Infrastructure

    The district is well-connected by a network of roads and railways. Tirunelveli city serves as the main junction. It has no airports; the nearest airports are at Tuticorin (40 km away), Madurai (150 km) and Thiruvananthapuram. The district has a total of 27 railway stations. The tables below list the lengths of roads and railways in the district. Roads National highways State highways Corporation

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  • Demographics

    According to 2011 census, Tirunelvei district had a population of 3,077,233 with a sex-ratio of 1,023 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 321,687 were under the age of six, constituting 164,157 males and 157,530 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 18.51% and .33% of the population respectively. The

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  • Geography and climate

    The district is located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. It borders Virudhunagar District to the north, the Western Ghats to the west, Kanyakumari District to the south and Thoothukudi District to the east. The district covers an area of 6,823 km2. It lies between 8°05′ and 9°30′ north latitude and 77°05′ and 78°25′ east longitude. The district contains mountains (a stretch of

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