A Group of Coconut Trees seen near the Avaniapuram Water Reservoir
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Avaniapuram is a municipality in Madurai district on the state of Tamil Nadu, India. As of 2011, the town had a population of 8635. It is also famous for Jallikattu (bull taming sport) which happens on Pongal day.
According to 2011 census, Avaniapuram had a population of 8635 with a sex-ratio of 979 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 9,568 were under the age of six, constituting 4,830 males and 4,738 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 7.54% and .1% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the district was 78.75%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The district had a total of 23051 households. There were a total of 35,831 workers, comprising 89 cultivators, 752 main agricultural labourers, 2,871 in house hold industries, 30,420 other workers, 1,699 marginal workers, 15 marginal cultivators, 126 marginal agricultural labourers, 176 marginal workers in household industries and 1,382 other marginal workers. As per the religious census of 2011, Avaniapuram had 91.69% Hindus, 6.35% Muslims, 1.91% Christians and 0.05% following other religions.
Power-loom textile mills manufacturing cotton towels,Dhotis,Ready made shirts manufacturing business, Milk Dairy farms are the main business.Because of its key location, now real estate has started booming in the bypass road leading to airport and the Thiruparankundram road.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Avaniapuram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
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