Nagercoil Corporation

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About Nagercoil Corporation

Nagercoil City is the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India.  The name Nagercoil is derived from the Tamil expression Nagaraja kovil, meaning “temple of Nagas”Nagercoil City is a residential city having good climate and water supply.

NAGERCOIL is situated close to the tip of the Indian peninsula ,19 km north of Kanyakumari , 78 km south of Thiruvananthapuram and 72 km south west of Tirunelveli. It lies on an undulating terrain between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.

The Town’s average altitude is 46 metres above mean sea level.  The proximity of sea, the dwindling height of its western-ghats and the two monsoon winds make the climate a pleasant one.

In 1894 when this town was under the erstwhile Travancore State, a Committee was formed mainly with Government officials to look after the conservancy and sanitation. In 1920 the Travancore District Municipalities Act was passed and Nagercoil was made a Municipal Town. In 1942 the Government of Travancore appointed a Commissioner as the Executive Authority for the Municipality. In 1947 the town was extended and upgraded as 1st grade Municipality by the Travancore Cochin Government In 1956 this town was merged with the Government of Tamil Nadu and classified as 2nd grade Municipality.The Tamil Nadu District Municipalities Act 1920 was extended to this Municipality from 01.04.1959, and the Municipality was upgraded as 1st grade Municipality from 01.04.1961. From 12.10.1978 upgraded as Selection Grade Municipality and from 30.05.1988 upgraded as Special Grade Municipality. 

On 01.03.2019, on the eve of centenary of Nagercoil Municipality, Government of Tamil Nadu upagrded the Municipality as Nagercoil City Municipal Corporation. 

  1. Nagercoil Municipality Constituted on : 1920 (In Travancore State)
  2. Upgraded as First Grade Municipality : 1947 (In Travancore Cochin Govt.)
  3. Merged with the Govt. of Tamilnadu and Classified as Second Grade Municipality : 1956
  4. Upgraded as First Grade Municipality : 1.04.1961
  5. Upgraded as Selection Grade Municipality :
    1. 12.10.1978. G.O.(Ms)No: 156
    2. Rural Dev. Dept Date: 12.10.1978.
  6. Upgraded as Spl. Grade Municipality :
    1. 30.05.1986.  G.O.(Ms)No: 535
    2.  MAWS(MA.S)Dept,Date,
    1.  30.05.1988
  7. Upgraded as City Municipal Corporation on :
    1. 01.03.2019 vide G.O.(Ms)No:41,
    2. MAWS dated:28.02.2019.
  8. Area of Nagercoil CityMunicipal Corporation : 61.36
  9. Population of the Corporation : 289916(As per 2011 Census)
    1. Male :142229
    2. Female : 147687
  10.  No. of Wards : 52