Arakkonam

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Arakkonam (også stavet "Arkonam") (Tamil: அரக்கோணம்) er en middels stor by i den indiske delstaten Tamil Nadu og har ca 77 000 innbyggere. Byen ligger i Vellore District ca 69 km fra delstatshovedstaden Chennai.

Sammen med Vellore er Arakkonam en av de varmeste byene i India med temperaturer som kan overstige 43°C gjennom flere dager i den varme sommersesongen.


Historie[rediger | rediger kilde]

Byens navn antas å være avledet fra tamilsk Aaru konam som betyr hexagon – sekskant. Dette ut fra seks viktige steder langs byens seks sider. (Det historiske navnet var arunthamizh kundram).

Nærliggende byer er Kanchipuram, Tiruttani, Tiruvalangadu, Thakkolam, Manavoor og Sholingur Paranji. Arakkonam er et viktig jernbaneknutepunkt i det sydlige India og stasjonen var kjent under navnet Arkonam inntil for få år siden.

Kultur[rediger | rediger kilde]

Språk[rediger | rediger kilde]

Tamilsk er det språket som benyttes av den største andel av befolkningen. Det nest største språket er telugu. Grunnet militært nærvær i området snakkes også endel hindi.

Utdanning[rediger | rediger kilde]

Skoler[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Govt. AdiDravidar welfare higher secondary school (Gutter)
  • Govt. AdiDravidar welfare higher secondary school (Jenter)
  • Govt. AdiDravidar welfare primary school
  • Railway Mixed High School, EM
  • Municipality Middle School, Winterpet
  • Govt. Boys Hr. Secondary School
  • Givt. Girls Hr. Secondary School, Housing Board
  • CSI Central Higher Secondary School
  • St Andrews Higher Secondary School
  • Rajeswari Primary and Nursery School, Griblespet, Arakkonam (grunnlagt i 1981)
  • Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • GoodWill Nursery & Primary School
  • Valluvar Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Mary Vision Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • SMS Vimal Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Vivekanada Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Sotta Subramanyam and Kari Senthil Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Bharathidasanar Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Dr. V. G. N Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Selvam Matriculation Higher sec. school
  • Krishna Matriculation school, Near by Krishna Polytechnic
  • Dhanam Matriculation school
  • Govt HIgh School – Kumpinipettai
  • Govt High school – Chitteri
  • St.Andrew's matriculation school
      • Mahathma Gandhiji visited the Govt. Adi Dravidar welfare primary school. The ADW schools serve the poor and backward caste students.
      • CSI Central High Secondary School, in the center of the town, is one of the oldest schools in India, having recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. This school is managed by the CSI Madras Diocese. Nearly 4,000 students study at this school. This school has been serving the nation for more than 109 years.
      • St. Andrew's High Secondary School, in the center of the town, is one of the oldest schools in India, having recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. This school is managed by the CSI Madras Diocese. Nearly 5,000 students study at this school. This school has been serving the nation for more than 159 years.

College[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Krishna College of Engg & Tech, Arakkonam
  • Arakkonam Jaya Arts and science
  • Mercury College of Arts and Science

Industri[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Ramco Asbestos Sheet Factory
  • Tiruvalangadu Sugar Factory
  • UltraTech Cement Limited., Chitteri
  • MRF Ltd, Itchiputhur
  • Sree Saraswathi Spinnig Mills, Itchiputhur
  • TVS foundries, Sholinghur
  • FL SMIDTH, Kavanoor.
  • Fenner India Limited, Kavanoor
  • Dennis Steel plant
  • Genius Glass Company Mulvaai
  • Saatva Logistics Melpakkam
  • Gold crompton, mosurroad