Kadayanallur

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Kadayanallur
கடையநல்லூர்
Town
Kadayanallur is located in Tamil Nadu
Kadayanallur
Kadayanallur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°05′N 77°21′E / 9.08°N 77.35°E / 9.08; 77.35Coordinates: 9°05′N 77°21′E / 9.08°N 77.35°E / 9.08; 77.35
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Taluk Kadayanallur
Government
 • Type First Grade Municipality
 • Body Kadayanallur Municipality
Area code(s) 04633
Vehicle registration TN 76
Website www.kadayanallur.org

Kadayanallur is a city in the Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu of India. Commodities such as handloomed clothes, matches, fiber, and mud-pots are manufactured in the town. In 2011, it had a population of 90,360.

Etymology[edit]

The name Kadayanallur comes from "Kadaikaaleeswara", the name of the presiding deity of Kadayaleeswarar kovil, a Hindu temple in Kadayanallur.

Daily life[edit]

It is famous for saaral (drizzling), which occurs from May to August. It is known for its vast paddy and coconut fields.

Most of the last generation of residents were farmers; however, many are now employed around India and in countries such as the Persian Gulf, Singapore, and the United States Of America.

Geography[edit]

Grape cultivation

Kadayanallur is at 9°05′N 77°21′E / 9.08°N 77.35°E / 9.08; 77.35.[1] The town is on the foot of the Western Ghat and has an average elevation of 191 m (627 ft).

The city is surrounded by paddy fields, coconut farms, and many ponds. A small river flows in the middle of the city. There are some rocky regions on the western end of the city called locally as 'parumbu'. Attakulam, Paloorani, Thamaraikulam, Annamalai peri and last and largest of those is Periyakulam are the ponds found in this city.

The town has an area of 52.25 km2. It is about 16 km to the north of Tenkasi and 47 km to the south of Rajapalayam. The N.H. 208 Quilon – Thirumangalam passes through this town. It in general has a dry climate except during the monsoon.

The Indian Postal Service Pincode is 627751. The Telecom Code (BSNL) is 04633.

Climate[edit]

Kadayanallur in general has a dry climate except during the monsoon.

Climate data for Kadayanallur, Tamil Nadu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
31.2
(88.2)
32.9
(91.2)
33.3
(91.9)
33.5
(92.3)
32.0
(89.6)
31.0
(87.8)
31.3
(88.3)
31.6
(88.9)
30.7
(87.3)
29.3
(84.7)
29.1
(84.4)
31.3
(88.34)
Average low °C (°F) 21.3
(70.3)
21.9
(71.4)
23.4
(74.1)
24.7
(76.5)
25.2
(77.4)
24.6
(76.3)
24.1
(75.4)
24.1
(75.4)
23.8
(74.8)
23.4
(74.1)
22.6
(72.7)
21.6
(70.9)
23.39
(74.11)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41
(1.61)
36
(1.42)
63
(2.48)
100
(3.94)
81
(3.19)
116
(4.57)
113
(4.45)
61
(2.4)
68
(2.68)
219
(8.62)
212
(8.35)
96
(3.78)
1,206
(47.49)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Demographics[edit]

Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
Hindu
  
42.09%
Muslim
  
55.98%
Christian
  
0.48%
Buddhist
  
0.01%
Other
  
0.1%

According to 2011 census, Kadayanallur had a population of 90,364 with a sex-ratio of 988 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 9,810 were under the age of six, constituting 4,889 males and 4,921 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 13.64% and 0.42% of the population respectively. The average literacy was 71.8%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3]

The town had 21076 households. There were 34,039 workers, comprising 927 cultivators, 6,839 main agricultural labourers, 3,176 in household industries, 20,095 other workers, 3,002 marginal workers, 34 marginal cultivators, 390 marginal agricultural labourers, 569 marginal workers in household industries, and 2,009 other marginal workers.[4]

As per the religious census of 2011, Kadayanallur had 55.98% Muslims, 43.42% Hindus, 0.48% Christians, 0.01% Buddhists and 0.1% following other religions.[5]

Educational institutions[edit]

  • Fathima College of Pharmacy[6]

Transport[edit]

The nearest airport is at Madurai; the nearest international airport is at Thiruvananthapuram then Kochin; and rail service served by Southern Railway zone is available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Kadaiyanallur
  2. ^ "CLIMATE: KADAIYANALLUR, Tamil Nadu", Climate-Data.org. Web: [1].
  3. ^ a b "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. 
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals – Kadayanallur". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to Fathima College of Pharmacy, Kadayanallur". www.fcp.in. 

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