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Nagapattinam (nākappaṭṭinam, previously spelt Nagapatnam or Negapatam) is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Nagapattinam District. The town came to prominence during the period of Medieval Cholas (9th–12th century CE) and served as their important port for commerce and east-bound naval expeditions. The Chudamani Vihara in Nagapattinam constructed by the Sri Lankan king with the help of Chola kingdom is an important Buddhist structure of the times. Nagapattinam was settled by the Portuguese and, later, the Dutch under whom it served as the capital of Dutch Coromandel from 1660 to 1781. In November 1781, the town was conquered by the British East India Company. It served as the capital of Tanjore district from 1799 to 1845 under Madras Presidency of the British. It continued to be a part of Thanjavur district in Independent India. In 1991, it was made the headquarters of the newly created Nagapattinam District. Nagapattinam is administered by a Selection-grade municipality covering an area of 14.92 km2 (5.76 sq mi) and had a population of 102,905 as of 2011. A majority of the people of Nagapattinam are employed in sea-borne trading, fishing, agriculture and tourism. Kayarohanaswami Temple and Soundararajaperumal Temple, Nagapattinam are the major Hindu pilgrimage sites. Nagapattinam is the base for tourism for Sikkal, Velankanni, Poompuhar, Kodiyaikkarai, Vedaranyam, Mannargudi and Tharangambadi. Roadways is the major mode of transport to Nagapattinam, while the city also has rail and sea transport. The town, along with the district, was severely damaged by the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004.Wikipedia
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Facts and Stats for Nagapattinam*
Pollution Statistics in Nagapattinam
Know the pollution level of Nagapattinam before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 100 (Very High)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
Living in Nagapattinam - Quality of Life
Pollution Index 79.31 (High)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Nagapattinam
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Nagapattinam
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
International Movie per seat 2.22 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 22.19 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 40.43 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 25.64 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.