Aravakurichi

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Aravakurichi
அரவக்குறிச்சி
Aravai
city
Aravakurichi is located in Tamil Nadu
Aravakurichi
Aravakurichi
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°46′N 77°55′E / 10.77°N 77.92°E / 10.77; 77.92Coordinates: 10°46′N 77°55′E / 10.77°N 77.92°E / 10.77; 77.92
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Karur
Elevation 174 m (571 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,273
Languages
 • Official Tamil language
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 639201
Telephone code 04320
Vehicle registration TN-47
Website www.aravakurichi.com

Aravakurichi (Tamil: அரவக்குறிச்சி) is a panchayat town and a Taluk headquarters in Karur district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Aravakurichi is also a taluk. Aravakurichi is well known in Tamil Nadu as a major market for Moringa oleifera vegetable (commonly known as Drumstick).

Geography[edit]

Aravakurichi is located at 10°46′N 77°55′E / 10.77°N 77.92°E / 10.77; 77.92. and has an average elevation of 174 m (571 ft). The town is located off the Varnasi - Kanyakumari National Highway 7 (India). The time zone is IST (UTC+5:30).[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 India census, Aravakurichi is a taluk that has a population of 11,273. 50% of the population is male, and 50% is female. 55% of men are literate, compared to 45% of women. 9% of people are under the age of 6. The official language is Tamil[1]

Economy[edit]

Aravakurichi is an agricultural marketplace and Taluk headquarters. Aravakurichi is India's major market for Moringa oleifera (a vegetable also known as "drumstick").[2] Aravakurichi is also a centre for agricultural motors, pumps, equipment and spares.

Location[edit]

Aravakurichi is also a major lorry-stop for drivers on National Highway 7, a highway which connects Hyderabad, Bangalore, Salem, Madurai and Kanniyakumari.[citation needed] Aravakurichi was part of old Tiruchirappalli District and until the 80s and now become the major area of Karur district. Aravakurichi was the confluence point for the three major undivided districts Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and Madurai during before independence.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Aravakurichi is well connected with major cities like karur, Dindigul, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Erode, Trichy, Salem, Madurai and Chennai. It have a bus stand in town and the region has a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation bus depot also.[3]

Politics[edit]

Aravakurichi (State Assembly Constituency) is part of Karur (Lok Sabha constituency).[4]

Famous Personality[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Government Higher Secondary School - Aravakurichi
  • Government Girls High School - Aravakurichi
  • Arumugam Academy Matriculation Higher Secondary School.
  • BSP Matriculation School
  • Government Teacher Training Institute for Women in Chinna Dhara Puram (10 km).
  • Valluvar arts and science college in seethappatti colony kodayur village.
  • Kongu Hi-Tech Polytechnic College, Thadakoil.
  • R C School - Aravakurichi

Church[edit]

  • St.Xavier church RC Church CSI Church, Aravakurichi.
St.Xavier church

Temples[edit]

  • Kasi vishwanathar Temple
  • Bala murugan temple
  • Mariamman Temple
  • Pillayar Temple

Masjid (Pallivasal)[edit]

  • Aravakurichi Jumma Masjid (Big Mosque)
  • Masjidul Abrar Chinna Pallivasal

Rivers[edit]

  • NalKanchi River ( Nal Kaasi River)
  • Amaravathi River (4.km from Aravakurichi)
  • Noyyal River (Anjur panjayath)
  • Kudagu River

How to reach[edit]

  • By bus: Karur to Dindigul Via NH 7 (28 km from Karur)
  • Nearest railway junction: Karur - 28 km and Dindigul 48 km
  • Nearest airport: Trichy (100 km), Madurai(128 km) and Coimbatore (120 km)

Gallery[edit]

Aravakurichi - Jumma Masjid (Big Majid)
Aravakurichi - Jumma Masjid
Aravakurichi - Jumma Masjid
Aravakurichi Main Road - Syed K. Musthafa

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. 
  2. ^ "It is drumsticks time in Aravakurichi area". The Hindu. 2011-06-14. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Aravakurichi Depot | Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation - TNSTC Buses Brindhaavanam Blog (Unnofficial Blog)". brindhaavanam.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-11.