The agricultural areas, hand-woven clothes and household industries contribute to the economic growth of the city. Government College of Engineering – Tirunelveli. Hindus form the majority of the urban population, followed by Muslims and Christians. The administrative and military headquarters was located in Palayamkottai (anglicised as "Palankottah"), from which attacks against the polygars were launched. The city was known as Nellai Cheemai, with Cheemai meaning "a developed foreign town". Twenty-two kilometres (fourteen miles) of highway are maintained by the State Highways Department and thirty kilometres (nineteen miles) by the National Highways Department. 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J P College of Engineering. , The main bus stand (popularly known as the New Bus Stand), opened in 2003, is located in Veinthaankulam and there is regular bus service to and from the city. 1.2K likes. Tirunelveli is believed to be an ancient settlement of great importance. Office : 10.00 a.m to 5.45 p.m  The chief exports during British rule were cotton, jaggery, chillies, tobacco, palmyra fibre, salt, dried saltwater fish and cattle. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Deccan plateau. Dhivakar S “The resultant education, both in class and out of it, not only kept me interested, but also prepared me mentally and emotionally for what was to come in the “real world". Records of sea and overland trade between 1700 and 1850 indicate close trading connections with Sri Lanka and Kerala.  Service sectors such as tourism have developed, due to a growth in religious tourism.  The ADMK won the seat seven times: 1977–80, 1984–89, 1989–91, 1991–96, 1998, 1999–2004 and 2014 elections.  The underground drainage system was constituted in 1998, covering 22 percent of the corporation area. The downtown is located on the west bank of the Thamirabarani River; its twin Palayamkottai is on the east bank. 9632. The Nearest International Airports are Madurai International Airport and Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. , Tirunelveli is a part of the Tirunelveli Lok Sabha constituency, with ten assembly constituencies: Tirunelveli, Vasudevanallur (SC), Sankarankoil (SC), Kadayanallur, Nanguneri, Ambasamudram, Tenkasi, Alangulam, Radhapuram and Palayamkottai.  The word Tirunelveli is derived from three Tamil words: thiru, nel and veli, meaning "sacred paddy hedge". It has been ruled at different times by the Early Pandyas, the Cheras, the Medieval Cholas and Later Cholas, the later Pandyas, the Vijayanagar Empire and the British. It is the sixth-largest municipal corporation in the state after Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy and Salem. 140 likes. 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