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Sivagangai is a town in Tamil Nadu state of southern India. It is theadministrative headquarters of Sivaganga District.Sivagangai is the biggest City in Sivaganga district.Known as the capital of Chettinad, because of the predominance of the "Nattu Kottai Chettiars" who havefrom 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 theNattukottai Chettiars. The Chettiars were a prosperousbanking 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 km˛ 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. Sivagangai is the district head quarters of Sivagangai District. It is situated 45 kms south East of Madurai and 17 kms north of Manamadurai. It is connected by road and rail with all-important towns in the state. The founder of Sivagangai was Sasivarnana Periya Udaya Thevar and he was the first king of Sivagangai dynasty. The palace of the ex rulers of Sivagangai can be seen here ie. the Sree Viswanatha and Sree Subramaniya temples. There is a big Teppakkulam or Tank in front of the palace, which adds to the splendour of the town.

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1,150,753 (2001[update])


4,189 km2 (1,617 sq mi)


9.43’ and 10.2’ N, 77.47' and 78.49' E


Pillayarpatti Temple,Kandadevi Temple, Thirukostiyur Temple,Idaikattur Church, Kundrakudi Temple.CECRI etc.


 Summer- Max: 38"C
                Min: 23" C
  Winter -  Max: 29.6"C
                Min: 20.9"C



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