People & Culture


         

    The people are the human resource of the District. Their culture, religion, aptitude,habits, beliefs, talents etc have a bearing on how the district presents itself to others. Tamil and Malayalam are the main languages of this district. Hindus and Christians form a sizeable percentage of the population of the district and there are a number of Muslims dominated belts in the district. The caste system in the Society has weakened to a great extent especially after independence because of growth of education and improvements in transport and communication. Some of the communities in the district are Nadars, Nanjil Nadu Vellalars, Paravas, Mukthavas, Vilakki Thalanayar, Kammalar or Asari, Nairs, Chackarevars, Kerala Mudalis etc. Rice is the staple food of the rich and poor alike in the district. Some among the poorer section also use tapioca. Beverages like tea and coffee are widely spread even in to the rural area of the district.

 

AREA, POPULATION, LITERATES, SC, ST – SEXWISE BY BLOCKS AND MUNICIPALITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR: 2014 - 15

 

 

 

 

Population

 

 

Literate

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Blocks/

Municipalities

Area (sq.km)

 

Persons

 

Male

 

Female

 

Persons

 

Male

 

Female

 

1

Agastheswaram

133.12

161080

79923

81157

134270

67586

66684

2

Rajakkamangalam

120.16

166246

82532

83714

139135

70189

68946

3

Thovalai

369.07

120926

60056

60870

98890

50439

48451

4

Kurunthancode

106.85

197591

98656

98935

163288

82698

80590

5

Thuckalay

130.33

187865

93205

94660

157221

79156

78065

6

Thiruvattar

344.8

176681

88037

88644

144969

73594

71375

7

Killiyoor

82.7

171727

84824

86903

140658

70648

70010

8

Munchiri

72.01

199967

99244

100723

160165

81051

79114

9

Melpuram

271.89

197566

97106

100460

160846

81007

79839

10

Nagercoil Municipality

24.27

224849

109938

114911

194361

96454

97907

11

PadmanabapuramMu

6.47

21342

10518

10824

17911

8967

8944

12

Colachel

Municipality

5.18

23227

11767

11460

18702

9534

9168

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Kuzhithurai

Municipality

5.15

21307

10539

10768

18322

9218

9104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

1672

1870374

926345

944029

1548738

780541

768197

 

Source: Census of India 2011


 

 

 

1.1 AREA, POPULATION, LITERATES, SC, ST SEXWISE BY BLOCKS (Contd..)

 

 

 

Sl.No.

Name of the

Blocks/Municipalities

Scheduled Caste

 

Scheduled Tribes 

  

 

 

Persons

Male

Female

Persons

Male

Female

1

Agastheswaram

11981

5952

6029

459

228

231

2

Rajakkamangalam

9104

4506

4598

126

73

53

3

Thovalai

13413

6690

6723

389

198

191

4

Kurunthancode

7169

3605

3564

107

56

51

5

Thuckalay

5352

2663

2689

51

19

32

6

Thiruvattar

3126

1588

1538

2798

1361

1437

7

Killiyoor

2076

1015

1061

136

67

69

8

Munchiri

5248

2558

2690

142

75

67

9

Melpuram

4325

2139

2186

2688

1310

1378

10

Nagercoil

Municipality

9427

4593

4834

381

165

216

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Padmanabapuram

Municipality

2264

1117

1147

1

0

1

12

 

Colachel

Municipality

455

236

219

0

0

0

13

Kuzhithurai

Municipality

309

155

154

4

2

2

  TOTAL 74249 36817 37432 7282 3554 3728  

   

 

Source: Census of India 2011

 

                                                                                             

 


 
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