Kallakurichi Bus Stand Entrance.
|Nickname(s): Sugarcane City|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN-15,TN-32(until june 2013)|
According to 2011 census, Kallakkurichi had a population of 52,507 with a sex-ratio of 984 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 5,541 were under the age of six, constituting 2,914 males and 2,627 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 15.49% and .27% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 77.08%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The town had a total of 12801 households. There were a total of 19,013 workers, comprising 471 cultivators, 840 main agricultural labourers, 537 in house hold industries, 14,673 other workers, 2,492 marginal workers, 33 marginal cultivators, 414 marginal agricultural labourers, 102 marginal workers in household industries and 1,943 other marginal workers.
Prior to 1960, Kallakurichi was considered a village. That year, Kallakurichi became Town Panchayat, then was subsequently upgraded to Special Grade Town Panchayat. On the 20th of October 2004, it was further upgraded to Third Grade Municipality. Later, on the 8th of September 2010, this municipality was upgraded to First Grade Municipality.
The area of this municipality is 11.69 km2., divided into 21 wards. The Municipal Council is made up of 21 Councilors, and headed by the Chairman.
The climate is moderate, with the maximum temperature being 38 °C and the minimum at 21 °C. The town gets its rainfall from the northeast monsoon during the winter months and the southwest monsoon during the summer months. The average annual rainfall is 1,070 mm.
The town is well connected by roads, with frequent buses from Salem, Coimbatore, Villupuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Erode, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Pondy, Thiruvannamalai, Trichy, Tirupati and other surrounding towns. Kallakurichi is on National Highway 68, which is a four-lane road network connecting Chennai and Villupuram with Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur, Palagat and Cochin. It is also located on two state highways - SH-6 (Kallakurichi to Thiruvannamalai) and SH-204(Kallakurichi to Veppur, Trichy road).
Kallakurichi is not connected by railway. The nearest railway station is in Chinnasalem, around 15 km away, which serves trains en route to Mettur, Cuddalore, Rameshwaram, Nagore, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari, Salem, Coimbatore, Cochin, Madurai, Trichy, Mangalore, Bangalore and Chennai.
The nearest domestic airport is in Salem, but this airport is currently not in use. Chennai and Trichy are the nearest international airports.
Unit RTO office under Ulundurpet RTO(TN-15).opened in June 2012
RTO code:TN15Z.(until June 2013-TN32W)
vehicles registerd under TN-32-AV,TN-32-AU,TN-15-Z,TN-15-Y series belongs to this RTO
Kallakurichi is an emerging agricultural town in Villupuram district. Rasi Seeds (P) LTD, has a seed processing plant in Thatchur, a suburban area of Kallakurichi. The town has two government co-operative sugar mills, many rice mills and some solvent extraction plants. There are many poultry farms in and around Kallakurichi, including the famous one in Murarbad Iqra Farms.
Kallakurichi is an educational center of Western Villupuram District, having many schools and colleges in and around the locality.
- "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.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Kallakkurichi". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "About municipality". Kallakurichi municipality. 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
- "About city". Kallakurichi municipality. 2011. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
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