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Perambalur District

Perambalur is an administrative district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The district headquarters are located at Perambalur. The district occupies an area of 1,752 km² and has a population of 4,93,646 (as of 2001). It is 16.05% urbanised as per the 2001 Census. Perambalur district is a centrally located inland district of Tamilnadu, spread over 3,69,007 ha, which was trifurcated from the erstwhile composite Tiruchirappalli district and was formed on 1 November 1995. The district is bounded by Cuddalore district in the north,
Perambalur District


Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Headquarters Perambalur
493,646[1] (2001[update])
• 282 /km2 (730 /sq mi)
• 16.05%
Sex ratio 0.993 /
Literacy 65.88%%
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area 1,752 km2 (676 sq mi)
Semi-arid (Köppen)
•      908 mm (35.7 in)



Currently, Perambalur district is the top maize and Onion(small)producer in Tamil Nadu, with 27% and 50% of the state's share respectively. It is one the fastest developing towns in the state with industrial growth set to hit high.

Perambalur is set to be a future high-technology centre, with plans to set up a multi-product SEZ over an area of 5000 acres (20 km²) by SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd through a Joint Venture with TIDCO (TamilNadu Industrial Development Corporation). The SEZ will have linkages to Cuddalore, Pondicherry & Chennai Ports, Railway line and Trichy Airport. This SEZ will bring in high-technology industries, MROs, biotechnology, pharmaceutical companies, textile & leather clusters. The project is being developed with world-class infrastructure to be able to compete with the best investment centres in the world. Perambalur SEZ has a large hinterland that offers huge labour force. The SEZ is well connected with all major cities/regions of the country with excellent road/rail network. Testing & certification facilities, ware houses, and world class infrastructure on demand etc are the USP of this SEZ. Cost of the developed land is cheaper and competitive. Plain terrain of the site ensures easy operational facilities. The residential & recreational complexes planned within the SEZ will provide quality ambience of living with all amenities.


The district for administrative purpose has been divided into three taluks Perambalur, Kunnam, Veppanthattai. which is further sub-divided into four blocks viz. Perambalur, Veppanthattai, Veppur, Alathur . The district comprises village panchayats , four Town panchayats and one municipality


The total population of the district as per the 2001 census is 11,81,029 of which 5,88,441 are males and 5,92,588 are females. The birth rate is at 21.6 and the death rate at 7.7. The density of population of the district per sq. km is 281 persons, against the state average of 429 persons. The district has a literacy of 65.88%, one of the lowest in the state.
[edit] Places of interest

PASUMBALUR - Sivan koil, Veerapathra swamy koil, Mariamman koil, Thropathi Amman koil

*Sri Thirumanagali Amman Temple,Elambalur-62121, 5 Kms from Perambalur (NH 45 Road-Near Reliance petrol pump)

* Brumma Rishi Malai( Holy Hill)Elambalur,NH 45 Road( chennai-Tiruchi Road)
* V.Kalathur Mosque
* Siruvachur Mathura Kaliaman Temple
* Chettikulam Thandayuthapani Swami Temple
* Sathanur Fossil Tree
* Aranarai Neleyamman and Selliyamman Temple
* Ranjankudi Fort
* Venganur Viruthaleshwarar Temple
* Vaalikandapuram Temple
* Sri Kutram poruthavar Aalayam, S.Aduthurai


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