Kodimunai (Tamil: கோடிமுனை) is a village located 22 km north-west of Kanyakumari at Southern Arabian seashore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The nearest major city is Thiruvananthapuram (capital of India state of Kerala) around 68 km from here.
As of 2010 Population count, Kottar Diocese Census, Kodimunai had a population of 7250(estimated). Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. This consists of around 2,200 families. Kodimunai has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 60%. In Kodimunai, Majority of the population belong to the Roman Catholic Mukkuvar community.
Shops are limited within the centre of the village, but there are usual services, including a high school, bank , Shopping complex, Playground, Library, post office and hairdressers. Complementing these is a huge number of businesses of every kind based in and around Kodimunai.
A significant number of the residents of Kodimunai do jobs related to fishing. This includes deep sea fishing, shallow water fishing, fishing from the shore (known as karamadi in the local language), fishing with mechanized boats, exporting fish, etc. Many of them work in a number of other fields like medicine, education, engineering, trading, cargo shipping, etc. However, there is no noticeable local industry except for fishing. even most of the people discovered the passion towards fishing. of course they contribute certain percentage to Indian GDP even though it is not recognized. soon kodimunai is going to be thrived in economy comparing to other villages. kodimunai do have reliable sources like fishing, thodu and some local stocks which made this village incomparable with other places of kanyakumari. proud to say 80% of the people having high standard of living like USA.
To keep up with village life, read the Kodimunai Village News and read about the History of Kodimuani on its own dedicated website. This site has a vast amount of background information on different parts of the village with clear links back to the village as we see it today.
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