Place:Nagercoil, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India

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NameNagercoil
Alt namesNāgercoilsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-118
TypeCity or town
Coordinates8.183°N 77.5°E
Located inKanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India
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Nagercoil, "Temple of the Nāgas") is a City in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a municipal Corporation and administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District. The city is situated close to the tip of the Indian peninsula, locked with the Western Ghats on all sides.

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The City was a part of the erstwhile Travancore state, or later Travancore-Cochin state, until almost a decade after independence in 1947. It is the best-managed municipal corporation in the state with a functional e-governance system and the best city planned and citizen oriented corporarion in the state, given its large population of Non-Resident Indians. In 1956, the city and the District were merged with Tamil Nadu. In its earlier days, the town and its surroundings were known as "Nanjilnadu".

Nagercoil also serves as the Headquarters for Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, an Space research arm of The Government of India. The public sector Indian Rare Earths (IREL) also has its largest facility at Manavaalakurichy, near the town, which pioneers in the mining, processing and production of thorium. As of 2011, the town had a population of 224,849.

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