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ABOUT THOOTHUKUDI CORPORATION

Thoothukudi is known as “Pearl City” due to the pearl fishing carried out in the town. Thoothukudi is also known by the name ‘Muthu Kuzhithurai’. It is also called as “Sea Gateway of Tamil Nadu”.

Thoothukudi is located at 8.53oN 78.36oE. Thoothukudi is located in South India, on the Gulf of Mannar, about 540 kilometres (340 miles) south of Chennai and 125 kilometres (78 miles) north of Kanyakumari. The hinterlands of the port of the city is connected to the districts of Madurai, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram and Tiruchirapalli. The city mostly has a flat terrain and roughly divided into two by the Buckle channel. Salt pans in and around the city contribute majorly to the economy of the city. The thermal power plants include the coal-based 1000 MW NLC TNEB Power Plant. In addition to this there are several private power plants like Ind Barath Power Limited, Coastal Energen, Sterlite industries Captive power plant.

Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation, Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals, Heavy Water Board Plant, Sterlite Industries, Venus Home Appliances, PSS Krishnamurthi Exports P Ltd, Madura Coats and Mills, Dhrangadhra Chemical works, Kilburn Chemicals, Nila Sea foods, Diamond Sea foods, VVD Coconut oil mill, AVM oil mill, Ramesh flowers, Agsar Paints and KSPS Salts are some of the small scale and large scale industries in the city.
Thoothukudi has an extensive transport network and is well-connected to other major cities by road,rail and air. Thoothukudi Municipality attained the status of Municipal Corporation on 5th August 2008.

Thoothukudi corporation is divided into four zones. East, West, North, South and consist of 60 wards. East zone has ward numbers 14 to 16 and 19-33. West zone has ward numbers 34 to 47. South zone has ward numbers 48 to 60. North zone has ward numbers 1 to 13 and 17,18.