Annur

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Annur
Suburb
Annur is located in Tamil Nadu
Annur
Annur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°14′N 77°06′E / 11.23°N 77.10°E / 11.23; 77.10Coordinates: 11°14′N 77°06′E / 11.23°N 77.10°E / 11.23; 77.10
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Coimbatore rural
Metro Coimbatore
Elevation 338 m (1,109 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,962
Languages
 • Official Tamil
 • Other English,Kannada,telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 641653[1]
Telephone code +91-4254
Vehicle registration TN 40

Annur is a suburb of Coimbatore situated north-east of the city. It is approximately 29 kilometers from the central heart of the city Gandhipuram. The Coimbatore International Airport is about 27 kilometers and the Coimbatore Junction is about 32 kilometers from Annur. Annur is located between Coimbatore city and Sathyamangalam. Annur lies on the junction of three important roads, NH 209 (Coimbatore - Bengaluru), Annur - Avinashi road and Annur - Mettupalayam road to north east of Coimbatore city. Annur is surrounded by other suburbs of Tennempalayam, Kanjapalli, Sarkarsamakulam (S.S. Kulam), Karumathampatti

Etymology[edit]

The name Annur is believed to have been come from "Vanniyur", later transformed to Anniyur and now to Annur. The myth behind the name says that, over 1000 years ago, when a small hunter hit a stone under a "Vanni" tree, it started bleeding. He was astonished and called the village people to look after this issue. Later they found a "Suyambu" Lord Shiva Idol there and built a temple.[2]

Geography[edit]

Annur is located at 11°14′N 77°08′E / 11.23°N 77.13°E / 11.23; 77.13.[3] It has an average elevation of 338 metres (1108 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2007 India census,[4] Annur had a population of 18,242. Males constitute 45% of the population and females 55%. Annur has an average literacy rate of 6%, which is higher than the national average of 9.5%; with 54% of the males and 55% of females literate.[5]

Administration and economy[edit]

Annur is a Taluk[6] administered by Panchayat President through the council of Panchayat members elected by the people. Annur was earlier part of the Avinashi Taluk and now part of Coimbatore North Taluk. On 9 May 2012, Government of Tamil Nadu announced that it will bifurcate Coimbatore North Taluk to create the new Annur Taluk. New taluk office is functioning since 2014 [7]

Annur block[edit]

Annur block is a revenue block of Coimbatore district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.[8] This revenue block consist of 21 panchayat villages.[9][10]

  1. Achampalayam
  2. A.mettupalayam
  3. A.sengappalli
  4. Allapalayam
  5. Ambothi
  6. Kanjapalli
  7. Kanvakkarai
  8. Karegoundenplm
  9. Kariampalayam
  10. Kattampatti
  11. Kunnathur
  12. Kuppanur
  13. Kuppepalayam
  14. M.g.c.palayam
  15. Naranapuram
  16. Odderpalayam
  17. Pachapalayam
  18. Pasur
  19. Pilliappampalayam
  20. Pogalur
  21. Vadakkalur
  22. Vadavalli

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Pdf/Alphabetical_Index_of_Delivery_Offices_on_Speed_Post_Network.pdf
  2. ^ Annur travel guide from Wikivoyage
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Annur
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/towns/tn_towns.pdf
  6. ^ "Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu". Tn.gov.in. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  7. ^ Special Correspondent (2012-05-09). "States / Tamil Nadu : Taluks with over 4 lakh population to be bifurcated". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  8. ^ "Coimbatore Administration - District Admin". Coimbatore.tn.nic.in. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  9. ^ "Blocks". Tnmaps.tn.nic.in. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  10. ^ "Taluk Information". Tnmaps.tn.nic.in. Retrieved 2012-12-06.