(Last Updated on : 13-03-2019)
Sengottai is a municipality town in the Tirunelveli district
of Tamil Nadu
. The town is spread over an area of 2.68 square kilometers with a population of over 26,823. The economy of Sengottai town revolves around the cultivation of rice
. The town is named after a fort
at the entrance of the town which is an attraction famous for its rich culture
. The place also has historical significance. The town is surrounded by beautiful natural landscape and also has a number of parks that make it a famous recreational centre.
History of Sengottai
Sengottai was originally part of the Travancore
Kingdom. In December 1851, the boundary between Tirunelveli and Travancore on the Sengottai side was clearly defined as proposed by General Cullen as early as 1846, and finally sanctioned by the Madras
Government. In 1921, the Sengottai Municipality was constituted and in 1949, it was part of the newly formed state of Travancore-Cochin
Demography of Sengottai
According to 2011 census, Sengottai had a population of 26,823. A total of 2,642 were under the age of 6. The average literacy of the town was 78.09 percent, compared to the national average of 72.99 percent. The town had a total of 7146 households.
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