|Elevation||13 m (43 ft)|
|• Spoken||Tamil, Malayalam|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
About the town
This town is situated 6 km north-east of Marthandam and 30 km north-west of Nagercoil. The two main rivers Pahrali River and Kothai surround the village and join in Moovattumugam, giving the name Thiru (sacred)+ vatta (surround)+ aru (river). This village, where the Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple is located, is one of the 108 Divya Desams.
As of 2001[update] India census, Thiruvattaru had a population of 18,404. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Thiruvattaru has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 75%. In Thiruvattaru, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
As per the latest restructuring, the Thiruvattar assembly constituency has been split and merged with nearby constituencies.
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