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Thoothukudi

Administration
Native ameThoothukudi
Other nameTuticorin
NicknamePearl City
Typecity
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictThoothukudi
Government
MayorR. Kasthuri Thangam
Parliamentary constituencyThoothukudi
Assembly constituencyThoothukudi
Civic agencyThoothukudi Corporation
Geography
Total Area136.3 sq mi (353.07 km2)
Altitude4 m
Coastline40 km
Demography
Total Population436,094 (2007) (2001)
Density (pop.)46.75/km2 (121.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode628 0xx
Telephone91 (0) 461
VehicleTN-69

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Thoothukudi ( ), also known as Tuticorin, is a port city and a Municipal Corporation in Thoothukudi district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thoothukudi is the headquarters of Thoothukudi District.

Thoothukudi is also known as "Pearl City". It is a commercial seaport which serves the inland cities of Southern India and is one of the sea gateways of Tamil Nadu. It is also one of the major seaports in India with a history dating back to the 6th century AD. It is located about 190 km (118.1 mi) northeast of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and 590 km (366.6 mi) south of Chennai.


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