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Thoothukudi collector ( IAS ) -Thiru Ashish Kumar IAS Thoothukudi Corporation First MP - Thiru S.R. Jayadurai
Thoothukudi MLA -Thiru Chellapandian Thoothukudi
Mayor -L Sasikala Pushpa சசிகலா புஷ்பா எல்.
Thoothukudi Corporation - Launched on 5-8-2008 by
Superintendent of Police -Mr. T Senthil Kumar, IPS
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Urban - Mr. Mohamed Goush Khan Ghori Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rural -Mr. K Natarajamoorthy
Thoothukudi STD Code 0461
Thoothukudi Pin code
Thoothukudi Vehicle Reg. No. TN69
Thoothukudi Train Name - Pearlcity Express
Thoothukudi freedom fighters - Great tamil poet Subramania
Bharathiyar, V O
Chidambaram pillai, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Vanchi Nathan
Thoothukudi Language - Tamil
Thoothukudi Airport at - vagaikulam,
Kingfigher operating a daily flight to and from chennai
Thoothukudi Industry - shipping, imports &
exports, Sterlite copper smelter,
spic, thermal power station,
heavy water plant, dcw, spinning mills,
sea foods, salt industries.. etc..
Thoothukudi population 2,16,033
( 2001 Census )
max - 39oC
min - 30oC.
Thoothukudi Corporation Commissioner -
Thoothukudi Port Name : V.O. Chidambaranar Port. One among twelve major ports of India. It has one of the best container terminals in India and is operated by the Port of Singapore.
Thoothukudi famous Food - Macroon
( made up of Cashew, Egg and Yeast ) Thoothukudi Literacy Rate - 81.96% male -88.66% female - 75.64 (year 2001) Thoothukudi River -Thamiraparani Thoothukudi Important Places -Athichanallur,
Bharathiar Math Mandapam,
Kattabomman Memorial Fort,
Korkai Port, Vanchi ManiyachiKulasekarapattinam,
V.0. Chidambaranar illam
Thoothukudi is traditionally known for its pearl fishery and shipbuilding. Thoothukudi became the centre of the Indian independence movement in the early 20th century, with such leaders as the poet Subramanya Bharathy, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, Venni Kalady, Vellaya Thevan, and V.O. Chidambaram Pillai. In 1906, the freedom fighter V. O. Chidambaram Pillai, with the help of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, launched the first Swadeshi ship S.S. Gaelia from this port town in British India.
The major harbour of Thoothukudi is well known as a pearl diving and fishing centre. Thoothukudi, one of the oldest sea ports in the world, was the seaport of the Pandyan kingdom after Korkai and later was taken over by the Portuguese in 1548, captured by the Dutch in 1658, and ceded to the British in 1825. The lighthouse built in 1842 marked the beginning of the history of Thoothukudi harbour development. Tuticorin was established as a Municipality in 1866 with Roche Victoria as its first chairman. It attained the status of Corporation on August 5 2008 after 142 years.
Thoothukudi is also known as "Pearl City" in tamil "muthunagar".
Located in the east coast of Tamil Nadu. Thoothukudi(previously called
Tuticorin) has always been the hub of trade and progress in this region.
A city with rich and varied cultures, flourshing since 200 B.C. Earlier
known as Thriumanthiranagar. Thoothukudi is in South India nearly 550 km
away from Chennai and is Geographically located in the Gulf of
Pearl Culture: "Thoothukudi" and Jam Nagar" are the well known
haunts of this resource and pearl fisheries in the Gulf of Mannar and Gulf
of Kutch respectively. The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
started an experimental project in pearl culture in 1972 at Thoothukudi.The
first spherical cultured pearl was produced on 25th July 1973 at, Central
Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Thoothukudi, indicating the development
of pearl culture technology in india . The developments in pearl culture
research have led to the establishment of a commercial pearl culture project
in the country. How to Reach Thoothukudi
By Flight Nearest airport is at Vagaikulam.By Train:
Connected by Broad Gauge Rail Tirunelveli, Madurai, Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore and Trivandrum. By Road
Connected by National Highways with Madurai and Tirunelveli. At present the three roads connecting Thoothukudi with Madurai, Tirunvelveli, and Ramnad are being converted into four-lane highways..
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