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As of 2001[update] India census Chinnalapatti had a population of 23,353. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Chinnalapatti has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 67%. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. The town not only has textile business but also into agriculture. The people in North Chinnalapatti are mainly into agricultural activities.
Chinnalapatti is located at .
Chinnalapatti is a clean and neat town known for suitable residential area in Dindigul district. Chinnalapatti's economy mainly depends on handloom weaving industry and is known for it. Weaving has been a way of life in Chinalapatti since time immemorial. Now people are producing Cotton (sungudi) saris with Zari borders, these are ideal for daily wear. Sungudi saree industry contains looming, weaving, dyeing and printing units. Sungudi industry is providing livelihood for more than 10,000 people in Chinnalapatti. Although weaving is a significant profession in the town, the textile export and import is the next popular business in the town. Sungudi sarees from Chinnalapatti are being exported to countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and South Africa. The town also has industries which are involved in Wet Grinder assembling, Wire Chair production, Alimarh production, dyeing, etc.
Silk sarees (famously known as "Chinnalappattu") and sungudi sarees are made here in traditional way. Chinnalapattu sarees are well known in South India. Many traders from Chinnalapatti export/sell these sarees and other handloom garments all over Tamil Nadu and countries in Far-East, Africa, Sri Lanka and Middle-East. Saree business is the major business in this upcoming city. Since saree usage is reduced in these days, Chinnalapatti weavers are involved in making sungudi chudithars, which is getting popularity. Many wholesales shops buy the sarees and other garments from Surat and sell it in South Tamil Nadu.
Chinnalapatti is on National Highway 7 (NH7) which connects Madurai with Dindigul. It has well connected bus facility. Town buses operated by Government and Private sectors serve the need of this emerging town. The mofussil buses flying in NH-7 also serves the need.
Ambathurai is the nearest railway station. All the passenger trains and some express trains stop at this station.
Madurai Airport is the nearest airport for this town.
Spots to Visit 
- Vadipatti Matha Shrine
A famous Church known for its miracles. Many Catholics make pilgrimage to this place daily.
- Athoor Kamarajar Dam
Lifeline for Dindigul district, lies in Western Ghats 12 km away from chinnalapatti.
- Double Dutch Resort, Wild Rock Country House, Lakeside and Cardamom House
Resorts, situated at the border of Athoor Kamarajar Lake in the Kamaraj Valley on the spurs of the Western Ghats, provides accommodation in elegantly furnished rooms 
- Sirumalai - Hill Resort
Sirumalai which is part of eastern ghats is very close to Chinnalapatti. Resorts in sirumalai are in a very good locations with good natural scenes. The place has a lot of birds and animals and the youngsters can go for trekking and mountaineering here. Sirumali is well known for malai vazhai pazham and medicinal plants.
- Kutladampatti water falls
An amusement park lies in a hill called "Sirumalai" with a natural beauty 7 km away from Kutladampatti near Vadipatti village. The height of the falls is 87 feet. During holidays and festive days thousands of domestic tourists take bath and enjoy the natural beauty. Near this falls a 500-years-old temple dedicated to Goddess Thadagai Nachiamman is there.
- Athisayam Theme park
A water Theme Park situated at Madurai Dindigul Road at PARAVAI, matter of 40 km from Chinnalapatti.
Festivals and Carnivals 
Most of the people in Chinnalapatti are conservative Hindus and retain their traditional festivals.
- Alagar festival is celebrated every year.*
Another notable celebration is Sandhu marichi(Veedhi) Devru Mokku(Street worship of god in Kannada). In recent years many non-Kannadic groups are also participating this celebration.
Christians are in notable numbers in Chinnalapatti. The festival of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15 and the family day on 30 December are the special festivals celebrated in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
Education in Chinnalapatti 
Chinnalapatti has many schools and out of them the popular schools are Thambithottam Higher Secondary School and Devangar Hr. Sec. School for girls and boys.
Devangar Hr. Sec. School is present for more than 50 years. This school is famous for its athlete, Kabadi & volleyball teams in its district. It is considered to be one of the best schools in this district through its students good passing record.
Good staffs : One of the main merits of the school is excellent staffs. Mr.A.Rajasekar was one the main teachers in the school. He worked (1960–1995) as a P.E.T and N.C.C. Officer for 35 years. During his tenure at P.E.T, school was well disciplined and excelled in sports at national level. Rajasekar donated the money he got from the sale of his ancestral property to the poor and orphan students. As a teacher and social worker, he was invited to numerous social and award functions as a guest of honour. He was awarded the best N.C.C.Officer of India in 1983 by former prime minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.
Thambithottam Higher Secondary School was started in 1947 as a basic school and developed as a higher secondary school in 1978.
These schools provide very good education and many of the students from these school's are working in abroad like US, UK, Germany and all over the world.
- Anbu Primary School.
- Government Piramalai Kallar Primary School.
- Kalaimagal Nursery & Primary School.
- Panchayat Union Primary School.
- Siriya Malar Primary School.
- St. Joseph Nursery and Primary School.
- Thilagam Primary School.
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Gandhigram.
- Panchayat Union Middle School.
- R C Sahayarani Middle School.
- Devangar Girls High School.
- Kasthuriba High School.
Higher Secondary Schools
- Cheran Vidyalaya Matric Higher Secondary School.
- Devangar Boys Higher Secondary School.
- Thambithottam Higher Secondary School.
- Victory Matric Higher Secondary School.
Temples In the Area 
- Arulmigu Angala Eswari Temple, Munnilaikottai. (on the way from Chinnalapatti to Panjampatti).
- Lord Hanuman Temple located at Ambathurai on NH 7 .
- Lord Shadhurmuga Murugan temple located on main bazaar.
- Lord Anjali Varadha Anjeneya temple, Mettupatti.
- Lord Ganesha temple on main bazaar.
- Lord Krishna temple, Bommaisamy koil street.
- Alagar Temple near National Highway.
- Sri Maha Prithayangara Devi Temple.
- Lord Shiva temple & Amman named Sri PrithiyangaraDevi temple is located on North Street.
- Lord Ganesha temple in TVK Nagar.
- Sri Thirumammal temple, sembatti road,mettupatti.
- Sri Akkasalai Sithy Vinayagar Kovil Old Bazaar Street.
- Sri AngalaEswari temple Asaari Street- North Street
- Sri Sadurmuga Murugan Temple, Chinnalapatti
Churches In the Area 
- St. Peter Church of South India, Poonjolai
- Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor near Kasthuribai Hospital
- The Pentecostal Church in TVK Nagar
- AG New Life Church, Ambathurai
- Good Samaritan Church, Ambathurai
- Seventh Day Adventist Church, Teachers Colony
- Kasthuribhai Hospital - Gandhigram
- Government Hospital - Near Thambhithottam school
- Shanmugam Clinic - Poonjolai
- The New India Assurance Co.Ltd., Micro office, Bus stand Road, Poonjolai, Chinnalapatti.
- In charge of the office:M.Govindaraj, Cell no.9443732665
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
- Chinnalapatti Geolocation