Ponneri

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This article is about the town in Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu, India. For the taluk of the same name, see Ponneri taluk.
Ponneri
City
Nickname(s): Vengal
Ponneri is located in Tamil Nadu
Ponneri
Ponneri
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 13°19′N 80°12′E / 13.32°N 80.2°E / 13.32; 80.2Coordinates: 13°19′N 80°12′E / 13.32°N 80.2°E / 13.32; 80.2
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,205
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 601204
Telephone code 044
Vehicle registration TN-18
Sex ratio 970/1000 /

Ponneri is a town, north of Chennai in Thiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in Ponneri taluk. The neighbourhood is served by the Ponneri railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network.

Geography[edit]

Ponneri is located at 13°19′N 80°12′E / 13.32°N 80.2°E / 13.32; 80.2.[1] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Ponneri had a population of 24,205. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50% and with Minjur population,with postal code 601204,considered it could be of 50,000 as ponneri state offices governs most of state implementations on all blocks under ponneri taluk. Neighbouring towns are Minjur and Athipattu with development underway on NCTPS power plant project. Ponneri has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Approximately 81% of males and 66% of females are literate. About 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

  • Bharath Matric Hr. Sec School
  • St. John's matriculation school.
  • Velammal matric.Hr.Sec.school
  • Velammal International Residential School
  • Ponneri Boys Govt. Hr. Sec School,
  • Jaigopal Garodia Govt. Girls School
  • St. James Matriculation Hr.sec School
  • L.E.F Eden Matric Hr. Sec School
  • Adarsh Matric Hr. Sec School
  • Velammal Institute of Technology
  • Unity matriculation school
  • Modern matriculation school
  • LNG College of Arts & Science
  • SRI Devi College of Arts & Science
  • Bharathy Nursery and Primary School.
  • Vidhya Mandhir Matric.Hr.Sec.School
  • Gojan School of Business and Technology, Ponneri
  • R.B. Gothi jain college for women
  • Dr.V.Genguswamy Naidu Matriculation School, Ponneri.
  • Vishwa Nursery and Primary School, Ponneri.

Politics[edit]

Ponneri assembly constituency (SC) is part of Thiruvallur (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ponneri
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08.