Suchindram


Suchindram

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locator_position = right | state_name = Tamil Nadu
district = Kanniyakumari
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altitude = 19
population_as_of = 2001
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Suchindram is a panchayat town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is an important pilgrim centre and the site of the famous Sthanumalayan Temple.

Geography

Suchindram is located at coord|8.15|N|77.48|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/25/Suchindram.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Suchindram] ] . It has an average elevation of 19 metres (62 feet).

Suchindrum is a temple town situated in the southern most district of Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu State,India.Its 11 km from kanyakumari city and 7 km from Nagarcoil town 70 km from adjacent Tirunelveli district and approx 85 km from Trivandrum city.The town of Suchindrum is renowned for the Sthanumalayan Temple (pronounced Sthanumalayan) and was an important citadel of Travancore province.

The town along with Kanyakumari was part of the Travancore province under the Travancore Maharaja.It became part of Tamil Nadu in 1956. The place is not far from Kolachel where the historic naval battle between the Dutch and the Travancore province was fought.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Suchindram had a population of 11,953. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Suchindram has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 89%, and female literacy is 84%. In Suchindram, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

This temple is one of the must to be visited if you are touring south India.

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