Sivagangai


Sivaganga - Tamilnadu

Sivagangai is a town in Tamil Nadu state of southern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Sivaganga District.

Karaikudi is the biggest City in Sivaganga district. Known as the capital of Chettinad, because of the predominance of the "Nattu Kottai Chettiars" who have from here have ventured far and wide to set up their businesses even at the turn of the 20th century. Karaikudi is also home of two famous Institutions, Alagappa University and CECRI. Karaikudi and 74 other villages comprise Chettinad, the homeland of the Nattukottai Chettiars. The Chettiars were a prosperous banking community who ventured overseas to do business in South and Southeast Asia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The district occupies an area of 4086 km² and has a population of 1,150,753 (as of 2001). It is bounded on the north and northeast by Pudukkottai District, on the southeast and south by Ramanathapuram District, on the southwest by Virudhunagar District, and on the west by Madurai District, and on the northwest by Tiruchirappalli District.

Sivaganga was ruled by Maruthu Brothers.

 


 
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