(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
Manavalakurichi is a 'panchayat town' located in Kanyakumari district of the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu. Manavalakurichi is around 25 km north of Kanyakumari. The nearest railway station is the Nagercoil Junction Railway Station. It is located between 8.13° North latitude and 77.3° East longitude.
This ' panchayat town' has a rich deposit of mineral sand. One of the oldest Mineral Separation Plant of Indian Rare Earths Limited is located here.
As per the Indian Census report of 2001, Manavalakurichi has a population of 10,404.Males and females comprises of an equal proportion of the population. In Manavalakurichi, 11% of the population is less than six years of age. The census report also throws light on the literacy rate of the town, which is 79% higher than the national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. Out of it, the male literacy rate is 81% and the female literacy rate is 77%.