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occupation. Moreover, as it lies near the sea, it receives as much as
from 50 to 53 inches of rain. Most of the land is irrigated, and on
this rice is usually grown, though ground-nuts and gingelly are also
raised in fair quantities. Mayavaram Town, which is the head-quarters
of the taluk, is a municipality with a population of 24,276. The old
Danish settlement of Tranquebar, which lies 18 miles south-east and
is now a declining port, has a population (inclusive of its suburb
Poraiyar) of 13,142. Besides these two towns, there are 186 villages
in the taluk. The demand for land revenue and cesses in 1903-4
amounted to Rs. 8,88,000.

Mayavaram Town (y)/