|Elevation||246 m (807 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Rasipuram is a historic town dating back to at least the 1st century A.D. Rasipuram got its name from Rajapuram which literally means King's Town. Rasipuram is part of ancient Kongu Nadu and the region is known as Rasipura Nadu, an internal division of Kongu. Rasipuram is known for hand-loom silk sarees. It is also famous for its Lord Shiva temple, said to have been constructed by King Valvil Ori in the 1st or 2nd century. It is believed that the temple possesses a secret path to the Arapallishwarar (Lord Shiva temple) at top of Kolli hills, which is famous for medicinal herbal plants and natural honey. The County (Nagaratchi) of Rasipuram earlier was under the jurisdiction range of Salem District (Managaratchi), and later was managed by the Namakkal District range. The town is famous for its authentic preparation of Ghee. It is famous for weaving Silk Sarees Rasipuram Silks. The silk sarees and dhotis woven in this town were traded and also exported to neighboring countries.
As of the census of India 2001, Rasipuram had a population of 46,330 comprising 23,485 males and 22,845 females, making the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) of the town to 973. A total of 4,809 people were under six years of age and the child sex ratio (number of females per thousand males under six years of age) stood at 935. The town had an average literacy of 80.06%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. A total of 4,862 comprising 11.71% of the population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 54 comprising 0.13% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST). There were are total of 11,224 households in the town. As of 2001, Rasipuram had a total of 17,549 main workers: 241 cultivators, 581 agricultural labourers, 2,347 in house hold industries and 14,380 other workers. There was a total of 491 marginal workers: 0 marginal cultivators, 10 marginal agricultural labourers, 113 marginal workers in household industries and 350 other marginal workers.
Rasipuram is located at  It has an average elevation of 246 metres (807 feet). Kolli Hills is located exactly 54 km from Rasipuram. A lot of medicinal plants and fruit varieties like jackfruit, pineapple and banana are available. A festival named after a legendary king Valvil Ori is celebrated to highlight the indigenous traditions, culture and values of the tribal people living in the hills..
Rasipuram is located on the highway NH7 which connects Salem and Namakkal. The town is located on the new broad gauge line which connects Salem and Karur.Salem-Karur railway line was opened for rail traffic in May 2013. The nearest airport is Salem Airport which is 37 km north of the town.
SH79 - Athur - Mallikkarai - Rasipuram - Tiruchengode - Erode Road and SH95 - Mohanur - Namakkal - Sendamangalam - Rasipuram Road are the two state highways in the town.
Rasipuram Lok Saba Constituency is removed from the latest alignments and joined in to Namakkal Constituency.
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