MLA Mr. K A Jayapal
|Date of Birth||7th March1955|
|Place of Birth||Akkaraipet|
|Marital Status||Married; Three Children|
|Address||Chennai: NCB.12, Judges New Quarters Complex, P.S. Kumarasamy Raja Salai,Chennai- 600 002.|
|Mofussil: No.B/32, Tata Nagar, Nagapattinam-611 001|
|Telephone||Chennai–Residence: 044-24622442; 24622444|
|Office: 044-25675099; Secretariat Intercom: 5825|
|Mofussil–Residence: 04365-224060 Office: 04365-248799|
|Mobile: +91 94431 24370|
Nagapattinam (State Assembly Constituency)
Nagapattinam is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. Elections and Winners from this constituency are listed below.
Transgender : 1
Legislative Assembly Election Results
|Fourteenth||2011-||K A Jayapal||AIADMK||61870|
History Nagapattinam District
Nagapattinam (nakappattinam, 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. Nagapattinam district was carved out by bifurcating the composite Thanjavur district on 18.10.1991. Nagappatinam is a unique District with all its historical and cultural significance. Nagappattinam is one of the constituents of chola mandalam, acclaimed as the Most prominent among the ancient Tamil Kingdoms. Its salient features more than anything else have contributed to the glory of the cholamandalam.
A majority of the people of Nagapattinam are employed in sea-borne trading, fishing, agriculture and tourism. The major pilgrimage site in Nagapattinam is Nagore Durgah, a 16th-century site. The major festival of Nagapattinam is the 14-day Kanduri festival celebrated in the Durgah, which is seen as a sacred exchange between Hindus and Muslims expressing solidarity of mixed faith in the region. Kayarohanaswami Temple and Soundararajaperumal Temple, Nagapattinam are the other 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.
Area Sq. Km: 2,569
Male: 89.79 %
Female: 77.58 %
Total: 83.59 %