Nickname(s): Sattankulam

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 8°27′N 77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93Coordinates: 8°27′N 77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thoothukudi
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 14,205
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-92( TN-69 till Jun17,2015)

Sathankulam is a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It is 25 km (16 mi) away from Tiruchendur and 59 km (37 mi) from Tirunelveli. It is well-connected with Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Nagerkovil and Tiruchendur by road. An airport is at Tuticorin 45 km (28 mi) from there.


Sattankulam is located at 8°27′N 77°56′E / 8.45°N 77.93°E / 8.45; 77.93.[1] It has an average elevation of 19 m (62 ft).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Sathankulam had a population of 14,205. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Sathankulam 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 Sathankulam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The major agriculture is Paddy in the Sattankulam Taluks. Groundnut cultivation also is undertaken in Sattankulam and near-by places. Groundnut cake is being used as manure and cattle feed. Palmyrah trees are grown mostly in Sattankulam and near-by villages. Sugarcane is also cultivated in some places. Jaggery is produced from palmyrah juice; the production of Palm jaggery was the main occupation of the people of Sattankulam at one time. Several people have shifted their occupation to other fields such as Agriculture, retail trade, education and jobs. Many youths now work in the larger cities, particularly at MadrasIN (ARUMBAKKAM).Sri Mariamman Hindu Hr Sec school & TDTA Hr Sec school is a famous and historical school. Now one Manonmaniam Sundaranar Constitute Ladies college is there.

The suburb villages of Sattankulam, Udangudi,AMIRTHVILLAI NGAR, Edaichivizhai, Thisayanvizhai are famous for dry arid Theri forests located in various surrounding these towns. These their forests with red soil are densely planted with Palm trees, cashew plantation and various other varieties of plants typical to this region. Sattankulam means the pond associated with local deity Sathnar who is generally known as Ayyanar. The common belief for the red soil of Theri lands is that one powerful local god Karkuvel ayyanar requested his agent Vanniaraja to end the life of any one who has intention to other's property. When Vanniaraja killed one of the thief (Kallan), it is believed that blood has caused the entire land to become red soiled. People from this their land are hard workers, loyal to justice for all and do not involve in thefts, crimes etc. as they have deep belief in this folk tale.

The Most important festival is "Sri Puliyadi Mariamman Tiruvizha"

Community and occupational

The Sathankulam has huge numbers of the Nadar community whose family members make a network of relatives with dominance in trade of Palm jaggery production & trade, Agriculture, Retail trade shops in several parts of Tamil Nadu.There are several traditional Nadar community family people who carry on their mini-institutional services in siddha, verma, Nature cure treatment and curing for ailing patients in and around Sathnkulam, Thisayanvilai and Radhapuram,Komakeri.


One B.Ed college and 14 schools are there in Sathankulam.

B.Ed college


Nursery schools

Primary schools

Upper primary schools

Secondary schools

Higher secondary schools

Hindu Temples



Sattankulam assembly constituency (no more & connected with Srivaikuntam Assembly Constituency) is part of Tiruchendur Lok Sabha constituency (no more & connected with Thoothukudi Lok Sabha constituency).[3]


  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sattankulam
  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2015-04-24.

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