|• Type||Assembly constituency|
|Elevation||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 29 Z|
The town is in northern Tamil Nadu, with an average elevation of 350 meters (1148 feet).
According to the 2001 Indian census Harur has a population of 20,346, 49.99 percent male and 50.01 percent female. Its literacy rate is 75.33 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. Male literacy is 82.34 percent and female literacy 68.32 percent. 11.72 percent of the population is under age six. Agriculture is the primary occupation.
Places of interest
- Theerthamalai – 14 km (8.7 mi) away
- Vallimadurai Dam – 7 km away
- Sitheri Hills – 26 km (16 mi) away
- Morappur Railway junction - 11 km away
- Muneeswaran temple - 14 km away
- Kammalampatty manavaalan temple - 5 km
- Hanumanthertham - 15 km - Hanuman Temple
- mallamapuram- 23 km -Ellammal temple.
The nearest railway station is at Morappur, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Harur.
Molybdenum was discovered near Harur by the Ministry of Mines in 2004. It is the only natural source of the metal in India. The ability of molybdenum to withstand extreme temperatures without significantly expanding or softening makes it useful in applications involving intense heat, including the manufacture of aircraft parts, electrical contacts, industrial motors and filaments.
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