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Nagapattinam (formerly known as Negapatam and also as Shiva Rajadhani) is a small city with a population of about 100,000, located in coastal Tamil Nadu, India. It is located close to many temples, hosting the Soundararajan Perumal Koil, Neelayatakshmi Amman Koil and close to church at Velankanni and the Nagore Durga at Nagore. The Distance from Chennai is about 350km by road. Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Jump to: navigation, search A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... Velankanni is the site of an important Christian shrine 12 km south of Nagapattinam on the Coromandel Coast, in Tamil Nadu, India. ... Chennai (ெசன்னை in Tamil), also known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is Indias fourth largest city. ...

Nagapattinam was referred by early writers and the Portuguese as "the city of Coramandel" (Imperial Gazetteer of India, XIX, 3).

Nagapattinam was one of the regions severely affected by the tsunami which followed the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Jump to: navigation, search The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. ... Jump to: navigation, search The December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hits Thailand The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. ...

External links

  • Nagapattinam District website
  • Nagapattinam tourism

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'I saw the sea eat my wife, kids' (540 words)
I saw the sea eat my wife, children and house," K Panneerselvam, a fisherman recuperating in a government general hospital in Nagapattinam, is unconsolable.
Panneerselvam was repairing his fishing net, preparing to venture into the sea off the Nagapattinam coast on Sunday morning.
The worst affected villages and towns are -- Nagapattinam, Tranquebar, Vedaranyam, Vailankanni, Chinnagudi, Vanageri, Chandrabadi, Mannilkapang, Poompuhar, Pudukuppam, Neithavasal, Karaikal, Tiruvankadu and Pazhayar.
UNICEF India - Health (1086 words)
The quiet fishing town of Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu was left devastated in the wake of the tsunami that hit its shores in December 2004, destroying all that lay in its path - fishing boats, houses and more than 6000 lives.
Nagapattinam would be highlighted once again in the global picture - this time for happier reasons.
The UNDP, UNICEF and The Clinton Foundation teams arrived in Nagapattinam on 24 May. The following day a meeting, involving all the teams and the district officials, was held to finalise the proceedings for the visit.
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