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Sivakasi

Sivakasi is a town and municipality in Virudhunagar District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town is known for its fire cracker, match and printing industries. The industries in Sivakasi employ over 25,000 people with an estimated turn over of.Sivakasi was established in the 15th century during the reign of the Pandya king Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian. The town was a part of Madurai empire and has been ruled at various times by the Later Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Chanda Sahib, Carnatic kingdom and the British. A major riot during the British Raj took place in 1899.Sivakasi has a dry weather, making it suitable for dry crops like cotton, chillies and millets. Badhrkali Amman temple is one of the most prominent landmarks of the town. Sivakasi is a part of Sivakasi constituency and elects its member of legislative assembly every five years, and a part of the Virudhunagar constituency that elects its member of parliament. Sivakasi is locally administered by a special-grade municipality which covers an area of 6.8sqkm. Roadways is the major mode of transport to the town, while there is also railroad connectivity. In 2011, Sivakasi had a population of 71,040.
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