Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi

தனுஷ்கோடி
Former settlement
Dhanushkodi
Satellite view
Nickname(s): 
Ram Setu
Map showing location of Dhanushkodi within Tamil Nadu
Map showing location of Dhanushkodi within Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi
Location within Tamil Nadu
Map showing location of Dhanushkodi within Tamil Nadu
Map showing location of Dhanushkodi within Tamil Nadu
Dhanushkodi
Dhanushkodi (India)
Coordinates: 9°09′07″N 79°26′45″E / 9°09′07″N 79°26′45″E / 9.152011; 79.445851India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictRamanathapuram
Destroyed1964
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Telephone code+04567

Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the state of Tamil Nadu in India.[1] It is situated to the South-East of Pamban and is about 18 miles (29 km) west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The town was destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone and remains uninhabited in the aftermath.

Geography

Dhanushkodi is located on the tip of Pamban island separated by mainland by Palk Strait. It shares the only land border between India and Sri Lanka, which is one of the smallest in the world at 45 metres (148 ft) in length on a shoal in the Palk Strait.

Other Languages
Deutsch: Dhanushkodi
español: Dhanushkodi
हिन्दी: धनुषकोडी
മലയാളം: ധനുഷ്കോടി
português: Dhanushkodi
svenska: Dhanushkodi
తెలుగు: ధనుష్కోడి