Attur

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Attur

Aaththur
Town
Attur Fort
Attur Fort
Attur is located in Tamil Nadu
Attur
Attur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°35′58″N 78°35′52″E / 11.599341°N 78.597752°E / 11.599341; 78.597752Coordinates: 11°35′58″N 78°35′52″E / 11.599341°N 78.597752°E / 11.599341; 78.597752
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictSalem
Government
 • Typeselection Grade Municipality
 • BodyAttur Municipality
Elevation
212 m (696 ft)
Demonym(s)Atturkaran
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
636 102
Telephone code04282
Vehicle registrationTN-77, TN-54 X,Y,Z
Websitewww.salem.tn.nic.in/aprofile.htm

Attur or Aaththur is a town, municipality and headquarters of Attur taluk in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. As of 2011 census, the town had a population of 61,793.

Transport[edit]

Aaththur railway station, part of the Salem- Virudhachalam branch line

Attur lies on NH 79. It is on the junction of NH-79 and NH-136.[1] One National Highway[2] and two state highways originate from Attur.

Demographics[edit]

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
90.7%
Muslim
7.24%
Christian
1.88%
Sikh
0.03%
Buddhist
0.01%
Jain
0.04%
Other
0.11%
No religion
0.0%

According to 2011 census, Attur had a population of 61,793 with a sex-ratio of 1,021 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 6,147 were under the age of six, constituting 3,209 males and 2,938 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 22.33% and .62% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 74.65%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The city had a total of 16,371 households. There were a total of 25,949 workers, comprising 1,417 cultivators, 3,740 main agricultural labourers, 735 in house hold industries, 17,482 other workers, 2,575 marginal workers, 36 marginal cultivators, 703 marginal agricultural labourers, 176 marginal workers in household industries and 1,660 other marginal workers.[4] As per the religious census of 2011, Attur had 90.7% Hindus, 7.24% Muslims, 1.88% Christians, 0.03% Sikhs, 0.01% Buddhists, 0.04% Jains, 0.11% following other religions and 0.0% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[5]

Politics[edit]

Attur assembly constituency is part of Kallakurichi (Lok Sabha constituency).[6] Thiru.R.M.Chinnathambi is the current Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (MLA) representing the Attur constituency as of 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Highway 136 (India)[circular reference]
  2. ^ "Three more State highways get upgraded as NH - TAMIL NADU". The Hindu. 21 August 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Attur". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  6. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.

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See also[edit]

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