Nagercoil is located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It functions as the administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari. Nagercoil is situated very close to the tip of the Indian peninsula. It is surrounded by the Western Ghats on all sides. Earlier, it was a part of the Travancore state for a brief period soon after the Indian independence. It was merged with Tamil Nadu in 1956. The city has a Temple of the Nagas which is known as the Nagaraja Temple. The city has acquired its name from this temple. The Fish-net manufacturing is a thriving business in and around the town. Commercial fishing nets are manufactured and supplied to the domestic and export markets. Other cottage industries such as coir-making, handloom-weaving, floral trade, rubber products, food-processing units and lace-making also contribute to the citys economy as they are manufactured for trade. There are many reputed educational institutions in this city. A few interesting places worth visiting in and around this city are the Nagaraja Temple, Nagercoil Clock Tower, St. Xaviers Church, etc.
In 2000, Indian Overseas Bank engaged in an initial public offering (IPO) that brought the governments share in the banks equity down to 75%. In 2001, the IOB acquired the Mumbai-based Adarsha Janata Sahakari Bank. Then in 2009, the bank took over Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank, which was founded in 1969 and had its head office in Pune. Since 2006, Shree Suvarna Sahakari Bank had been in administration. It had nine offices in Pune, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in Shirpur. The total strength of employees was estimated to be more than 100. On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at New Kathiresan Temple complex, Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. The IOB opened a representative office in Guangzhou, China in 2005 followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and 2009 in Dubai, UAE. In the new millennium, international expansion started once again. The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank in 2007. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by BOB, IOB, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank ( IIB Malaysia), began its business in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank holds a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch.