Boothapandi

Boothapandi is a panchayat town in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Boothapandi
city
Boothapandi, Nagercoil
Boothapandi, Nagercoil
Boothapandi is located in Tamil Nadu
Boothapandi
Boothapandi
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°16′22″N 77°26′24″E / 8.27278°N 77.44000°E / 8.27278; 77.44000Coordinates: 8°16′22″N 77°26′24″E / 8.27278°N 77.44000°E / 8.27278; 77.44000
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictKanniyakumari
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
Population
 (2001)
 • Total14,721
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
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The town spans an area of around 5 km² with Thittuvilai, Thuvarancaud, Arasankuzhi, Andithoppu, Mannadi, Saattupudoor, and Manathittai as its sub-villages. The places situated in the vicinity of the town include Azhakiyapadiapuram to the northwest, Easanthimangalam to the southwest, and Thalakudi to the southeast and Aralvaimozhi to the east.

It is the headquarters of Thovalai taluk, which is one among the four taluks of Kanyakumari district. The village has a sub-register office, taluk office, police station, higher secondary school and court.

It was named after the presence of the Bhoothalingaswamy Temple (Bhoothapandi), which is famous for its sculptures and architecture. The surrounding area is green and fertile. The village is only 25 minutes from Nagercoil and its views of the Western Ghats attract many tourists and photographers.

HistoryEdit

Boothapandi was a part of Kerala before the independence of India. The Bhoothappandi panchayat was formed on 1936. It was one among the 4 Panchayats sanctioned by Sir C.P.Ramaswamy Iyer (Diwan -Thiruvithancore). The others were Paravur, Nedumangadu and Perumbavoor.[1]

DemographicsEdit

 
Bhoothapandy Village, Nagercoil

As of 2001 India census,[2] Boothapandi had a population of 14,721. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Boothapandi has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 79%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable nativesEdit

P Jeevanandham, a socialist and a close comrade of the Tamil social reformer Periyar E. V. Ramasamy, was born in the town. B. A. Chidambaranath, a popular musician who was a music director of Malayalam and Tamil films, was also a native of this town.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic Paravur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.