|• Total||3 km2 (1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||56 m (184 ft)|
|• Density||413/km2 (1,070/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 67|
Sattur is a town in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The district has 8 taluks, namely Aruppukkottai, Kariapatti, Rajapalayam, Sattur, Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur, Tiruchuli and Virudhunagar.In 1937 elections Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu K.Kamaraj had first won unopposed as a M.L.A in SATTUR constituency in the party Indian National Congress.
The town is located in the bank of Vaippar river. Sattur taluk has contents of black soil around the town, suitable for crop cultivation. The town lies in NH 7 and has very good road and railway connectivity.
Sattur is located at. It has an average elevation of 56 metres (183 feet). Sattur is located between two rivers Vaippar and Uppodai. Has good amenities such as banks, railway station, police station, government hospital, post office, ATM, Schools, College, Bus station, etc.
Shiva and Vishnu temples in Sattur find histiorical mention. Around Sattur, Irukangudi, Sirukulam and Oodaipatti have temples of Mariamman, Arulmigu Muthalamman Temple and Vinayagar respectively. The town has very old Masjid and Eid-Ka Ground (Kattu Pallivasal)which has historical values where Muslims do their festival prayers.
Sattur elects one MLA to the legislative assembly of the State.
As of the census of India 2001, Sattur had a population of 31,443 comprising 15,439 males and 16,004 females, making the sex ratio (number of females per thousand males) of the town to 1,037. A total of 3,520 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 949. The town had an average literacy of 83.23%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. A total of 1,954 comprising 7% of the population belonged to Scheduled Castes (SC) and 198 comprising 0.71% of the population belonged to Scheduled tribes (ST). There were are total of 7,881 households in the town. As of 2001, Sattur had a total of 14,250 main workers: 54 cultivators, 48 agricultural labourers, 290 in house hold industries and 13,858 other workers. There was a total of 672 marginal workers: 2 marginal cultivators, 1 marginal agricultural labourers, 91 marginal workers in household industries and 578 other marginal workers.
Sattur is well known as a fountain-pen nib manufacturing centre. It is probably the only place in India that continues to this date, in this line of business as a Cottage Industry. Other small scale cottage units like Printing press, Fireworks and Match box/Matchstick industries are also present, scattered around the town. Stainless steel tongue cleaner is another important product that is manufactured here and supplied throughout India. Fathima Steel Rolling mill involves in this work for more than four decades.
A fairly large part of the population is involved in Matchstick manufacturing industry. Also, there are timber depots and raw material suppliers exclusively for the safety match and firework sectors in this area. Match sticks are manufactured in the biggest manufacturing named Mangai match works which is in the village Chatirapatti.
Match-stick frames (a collection of wood-strips to hold individual match sticks), Racks (stacks holding individual frames), and various other items for match factories continue to be supplied locally as also to various other parts of Tamil Nadu. Log-wood, another raw material for these industry, is procured from other nearby towns such as Tenkasi, Nagercoil and the neighboring state Kerala.
A type of chillies grown in Sattur called Sattur Sanam s4 is one of two chilly varieties produced in Tamil Nadu. The Ramnad Mundu, a type of light bathe towel, is produced here.
Sattur is the native for ever tasty world famous snack "Kara Sevu" which is a good combination with tea and even as a side dish for food. The "Shunmuga Nadar Mittai kadai" is famous in preparing this famous eatable. Laddu Karuppasamy produces Laddu which is very famous in sattur. Sattur is also famous for the sweet called as 'SATTUR SEERANI' or 'KARUPPATTI MITTAI'.
Railway is the main form of transport locally.
The town is well-connected with neighboring places by road and railway. The surrounding places are well connected by bus government operated transport and private bus services. The Mini Bus services (Private) connects the villages nearby in effective way. The railway station has computerized reservation counter and the railway station code for Sattur is SRT. The nearest airport is Madurai ( 77 km from Sattur ) and nearest sea port is Thoothukudi ( 80 km from Sattur ). Direct Trains are available to Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore. The National Highway, NH7 runs through the town. As Railway station and Bus Stand lies next to each other it is easy for passengers. Direct buses are available to Chennai.
Places of interest
- Irukankudi Marriamman Temple (Pilgrim Center)
- Siva Temple
- Srivilliputhur_Divya_Desam is a short drive from Sattur via Sivakasi.
- The dam constructed across the Arjuna and Vaipar rivers.
Cultural Centre of Virudunagar District
Sattur is the cultural centre of Virudhunagar District. Apart from the temple of famous goddess "Irukaangudi lallu" and its old heritage, there is a little know but historically important place. That place is a small rest house-cum-mosque, which is located on southwest boundary of the city on the highway lane. This mosque is believed to be built my famous mogul ruler Akbar, during his journey to Southern part of Tamil Nadu.
Sattur has one more identity. That is the native village slang of Madurai Tamil. Nothing is beautiful like village/country side slang in any languages. Most of the people of Sattur are visibly rough but by heart, they are very friendly and helpful.
Sirukulam is the one of the peaceful village and it has natural beauty such as ponds, paddy fields, grain fields and good working attitude people among sattur taluk.
Sattur along with its neighbour town Kovilpatti is also well known for its astrologers. In Sattur, One can find both hereditary astrologers and Astrologers with formal astrology education. Sattur is a riverside town, a typical example for "Marudham" land type as classified in Sangam literatures. People in and around Sattur are basically agarian society and thus there is strong belief over all religious myths among its people. This is the reason for the large number of astrologers practising their profession in Sattur.
- S.R.Govt Higher Secondary School,
- K.C.A.D.C.G. Matriculation School,
- A.V. Higher Secondary School,
- Aerokids International Preschool
- Dr.Radha Krishnan Matriculation Higher secondary School,
- JOE High school
- Kamma naidu Girls Higher Secondary School school,
- Oxford Matriculation School,
- S.H.N Edward Higher Secondary School,
- S.H.N Ethel Harvey Girls Higher Secondary School,
- Southside Matriculation School,Mettamalai(P.O),Sattur
- Sri Little Buds Nursery and Primary School,
- Sri vanni vinayaka school and Bharath school,
- St. Tanisulas High School
- St.Theresa's higher secondary school
- The Coranation English Medium School
B.Ed., and Teacher Training Colleges
- P.S.N.L. College Of Education, Sattur, Virudhunagar Dist. ... B.Ed co-education college
- St. Tanisulas Teacher Training institute
- Teacher Training Institute.
- Arun Tutorial college
- "Primary census abstract 2001". Directorate of Census Operations – Tamil Nadu. 2001. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
- "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-13.