About Nagapattinam District
Nagapattinam (nākappaṭṭinam, formerly known as Nagapatnam or Negapatam) is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and administrative headquarters of the Nagapattinam District. Nagapattinam based on Nagar refers to people from Sri Lanka who live here and pattinam referring to the city. The town was taken over by the British in Dutch in 1781 (who had been officially drafted into the army in 1780). When the Dutch and the British reached a peace treaty in 1784, Nagapattinam was officially granted to the British.
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The Kayarohanaswami Temple and the Soundararajaperumal Temple, Nagapattinam are great places for Hindus to visit. Nagapattinam is a tourist base in Sikkal, Velankanni, Poompuhar, Kodiakkarai, Vedaranyam, and Tharangambadi. Nagapattinam is one of the oldest port cities of the Chola empire. It was called 'Naval Pattinam.
The region has an area of 1397 km2.
There are less than 8 total districts in Nagapattinam.
There are 491 villages in the region.
There are a total of 14 cities in the region.
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