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Harur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°03′07″N 78°29′08″E / 12.052°N 78.4855°E / 12.052; 78.4855Coordinates: 12°03′07″N 78°29′08″E / 12.052°N 78.4855°E / 12.052; 78.4855
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dharmapuri
 • Type Assembly constituency
Area rank Town
Elevation 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,469
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 636903
Telephone code 04346
Vehicle registration TN 29 Z

Harur is a town in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of two revenue blocks in the district.


The town is in northern Tamil Nadu, with an average elevation of 350 meters (1148 feet).


According to the 2001 Indian census[1] 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[edit]

  • 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.
Panorama of town, with antenna masts and mountains in background
Thiru vi ka Nagar in Harur



Harur is connected by three state highways. There is bus service to Chennai, Salem, Coimbatore, Erode, Vellore, Tirupathi, Thiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Hosur, Bengaluru, Madurai.


The nearest railway station is at Morappur, 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Harur.



Harur is rich in high-quality gabbro, which is exported to Europe and North America.[2]


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.[3]


Periyar University College of Arts and Science. There are more than 30 Educational institutions in and around Harur


Harur assembly constituency is part of the Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency.[4][5][6]



  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. ^ http://www.citt.gc.ca/dumping/inquirie/findings/archive_nq93006_e.asp#I13%7Cname=Canadian International Trade Tribunal of Black Granite
  3. ^ Emsley, John (2001). Nature's Building Blocks. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 262–266. ISBN 0-19-850341-5. 
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-09. 
  5. ^ http://www.drknmuthu.com
  6. ^ http://www.periyaruniversity.ac.in