Nickname(s): Trading Center

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 8°38′N 78°01′E / 8.63°N 78.02°E / 8.63; 78.02Coordinates: 8°38′N 78°01′E / 8.63°N 78.02°E / 8.63; 78.02
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thoothukudi
Population (2004)
  Total 19,284
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 628801
Vehicle registration TN69

Eral is a town in the Tuticorin district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.


Eral is has many schools:

A government library is located near the Gandhi Statue.


Eral functions as a commercial hub of Thoothukudi District. There is a bazaar with about a thousand shops selling inexpensive goods. There are approximately 15 textile shops, 60 jewelry shops, 10 home appliance stores, fruit stalls, plus hotels, tea stalls, etc Brass metal mart shop for temple goods and cooking utensils are famous for large size kuthuvillakku like Kumbakonam works.


Eral has religious diversity; Hindu temples, mosques, and churches are located approximately within 0.5 km of each other.2. Devi NattarAmman Temple, Sowkkai muthaara amman Temple, Muthumalai Amman temple, sivan temple,Uchini mahali amman and karuppasamy temple are the few famous temples located in and around Eral.

Mugaideen Andavar big mosque,St'Luke's church,Soosai apper Church (St. Joseph Church) and Sowkkai muthaara amman temples are facing each other and located at the center of the town. These are main landmarks in this town.

105 years old chairman arunachala swami temple is one of the famous temple in Eral located in Tamirabharani river.(Tamil calendar month) Thai ammavaasai (No moon Day) and Aaadi ammavaasai are festivals are greatly celebrated in this temple.


Eral is bounded by the Thamirabarani River in the south, the Thamirabarani canal in the north which is close to Siruthonda Nalloor Village, the village of Mangalakurichi, Kottaikkadu to the west and the village of Vazhavallan to the east. The nearest pivotal towns are: Thiruvaikundam at 19 km, Tiruchendur at 19 km, Tuticorin at 26 km, Tirunelveli at 46 km and kanniyakumari at 86 km..


As of 2001 India census,[1] Eral had a population of 9284. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Eral has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 78%. In Eral, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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