Koothappar

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Koothappar
city
Koothappar is located in Tamil Nadu
Koothappar
Koothappar
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°47′45″N 78°47′50″E / 10.79583°N 78.79722°E / 10.79583; 78.79722Coordinates: 10°47′45″N 78°47′50″E / 10.79583°N 78.79722°E / 10.79583; 78.79722
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tiruchirappalli
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,061
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode 620013

Koothappar (Tamil: கூத்தப்பார்) is a panchayat town in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 15 km from Tiruchirappalli.

Geography[edit]

Koothappar is located at 10°47′45″N 78°47′50″E / 10.795833°N 78.797222°E / 10.795833; 78.797222. It lies close to Kaveri River and the famous Kallanai Dam (also known as the Grand Anicut) is just 5 km from here.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Koothappar had a population of 17,061. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Koothappar has an average literacy rate of 87%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 91%, and female literacy is 84%. In Koothappar, 7% of the population is under 6 years of age.

List of temples[edit]

  • Muniyandavar Temple
  • Marutheeswaran Temple
  • Maha Kaleeswari Temple
  • Muppuli Amman Temple
  • Pidari Amman Temple
  • Saptha Kannimar Temple
  • Aiyanar Temple
  • Sekuparai Aiyanar Temple
  • Malayadi Karuppu Temple
  • Kamachi Amman Temple
  • Satha Pillayar Temple
  • Angalamman Temple
  • Mariyamman Temple
  • Mekanachi Amman Temple
  • Mahamuni Temple

Transportation[edit]

Regular bus service connects the town with the intra-city terminal Chathiram Bus Station, Tiruchirappalli (also called as Main Guard Gate). The nearest railway station is Thiruverumbur and the nearby airport is Tiruchirapalli International Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.