Nannilam is a panchayat town in Thiruvarur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters town for Nannilam Taluk.

Nannilam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°53′N 79°37′E / 10.88°N 79.62°E / 10.88; 79.62Coordinates: 10°53′N 79°37′E / 10.88°N 79.62°E / 10.88; 79.62
StateTamil Nadu
7 m (23 ft)
 • Total9,880
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-50

The town is a main hub for the nearby villages. Many of the population are farmers. Nannilam is located 30 km west of Karaikal and 30 km east of Kumbakonam. The people mainly depend on agriculture, almost 70% of the population are employed in agriculture.[citation needed]

Most of the villages developed along the river banks. The Tirumalarajanar River (Thriumalai rajan river, branch of Cauvery) flows in Nannilam taluk.[citation needed]


According to the 2001 Indian census,[1] Nannilam then had a population of 9880. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Nannilam has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 68%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Nannilam assembly constituency (SC) is part of Nagapattinam (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

The Population density (people per km2)of Nannilam assembly constituency is just 60 against India's 393.83 in 2010 (Just 15% of average India's Population density).[citation needed]


Madhuvaneswarar Temple, an old Shiva temple which is located center of the town.[3]


  • Vallalar Gurugulam Matric & Higher Secondary School, Nannilam.
  • Guru Nursery and primary school, Nallamangudi, Nannliam.
  • Ezhumalaiyan polytechnic at Kollumangudi
  • Arooran Polytechnic at Sorakudi
  • Central University of Tamilnadu at Neelakudy (Near kangalancherry), Tiruvarur District
  • Tamil Nadu ITI at Vandampalai.
  • Merit Higher Secondary School at Senthamangalam, Tiruvarur District
  • Sankara Matriculation (CBSE Syllabus) School at Peralam
  • Government Higher Secondary School and High School at Nannilam, Peralam, Poonthottam, Mudikondan, Srivanjiam
  • George Higher Secondary School at Vishnupuram, Eravanchery, Nannilam Taluk
  • Panchayat Union School at Kammangudi, Vadagudi (post), Nannilam Taluk
  • Panchayat Union Primary School at Moolangudi, Anaikuppam (post), Nannilam Taluk
  • Maha Jana Sabha govt aided elementary school established by Vadhyaar Somu Iyer, vadhyaar Venugopala ayyar and later succeeded by Sethurama Iyer.
  • Thangam Nadunilai Palli, Nallamagudi.
  • Panchayat Union Elementary School, Thirumaignanam-609403.

Notable peopleEdit

This is the native place of Tamil film director Kailasam Balachander, lyricist Piraisoodan, cinematographer R. Madhi and Writer Nakkeeran.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 12 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Madhuvaneswarar Temple : Madhuvaneswarar Temple Details | Madhuvaneswarar - Nannilam | Tamilnadu Temple | மதுவனேஸ்வரர்".