[ Below info taken Sankarankovil Municipality Website ]
Sankankovil Municipality is a sub towns of Tirunelveli District. It is situated 55 km from Tirunelveli town towards south 40 km away from kovilpatti town towards east 16 km from puliyangudi town towards west 33 km away from rajapalayam towards north. It is amoung centre of the town.
Sankarankovil Town has recorded with a litracy rate of 67 % in the year 2001
The working population constitutes 40 5 of the total population and majority of them are engaged in weaving and tertiary activities 20 % in commercial activities. 10% are in business and related activities. 10 % are in white color jobs. Remaining 20 % are hawking business.
Sankarankovil is a taluk head Quarters. The town is surrounded by No. of agriculture lands and having agriculture work. Besides the famous ARULMIGU SANKARANARAYANA SWAMY TEMPLE attracts the pilgrims of tamilnadu.
The Sankarankovil Town is having comfortable roads and the municipality is maintaining C grade bus stand is the heart of the town. Sufficient toilet and bathroom facilities are provided for floating population.
Handloom, Power Loom, Match Box factories are a hand to the poor peoples.
The Tamilnadu State Bus Transport Corporation is running a Depot in this town. It is providing 90 % of transport facilities to this town. Besides the bus stand facilities the Southern Railway is providing train facilities through Sankarankovil Railway station. Train facilities are available Sencotaiah cotch and Madurai. Weekly once to Chennai from sankarankovil railway station.
The growth of the town is mainly based on the existence of the famous temple sankarankovil as well as the availability of number of handlooms unit. Houses are more concentrated around the temple.