Kamatchipuram

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Kamatchipuram
Village
Kamatchipuram is located in Tamil Nadu
Kamatchipuram
Kamatchipuram
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°51′54″N 77°27′14″E / 9.86500°N 77.45389°E / 9.86500; 77.45389Coordinates: 9°51′54″N 77°27′14″E / 9.86500°N 77.45389°E / 9.86500; 77.45389
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Theni
Area
 • Total 7.182 km2 (2.773 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,253
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 626520
Telephone code 04546
Vehicle registration TN-
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Madurai
Lok Sabha constituency Theni constituency
Climate Windy (Köppen)
Sex ratio .946 /

Kamatchipuram (Tamil:காமாட்சிபுரம்) is a small village in Tamil Nadu, India and falls under village panchayat administrative unit of Chinnamanur block in Uthamapalayam taluk, Theni district.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

The nearby villages are Seepalakkottai, Veppampatti, Poomalaikkundu, Azhakapuri, Kallapatti, Erakkottaipatti.

Demography[edit]

There are many communities such as Nadar, Adi Dravida, Arundhathiyar, Chettiyar, Asari etc.

As of 2011 latest census, Kamatchipuram has a population of 3253 divided into 886 families. Male population is 1672 and that of female is 1581. Kamatchipuram has an average literacy rate of 80.50 percent, almost same as state average of 80.09 percent, male literacy is 87.33 percent while female is 73.17 percent. The average sex ratio of village is 946 which is lower than state average of 996. In Kamatchipuram, 9.53 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.[3] The village code is 641090.[4]

Caste composition
Caste Percent
SC
  
7.93%
Others†
  
92.07%
Caste composition
Other Backward Class and Forward caste.

Work Profile[edit]

Out of the total population, 1249 are engaged in work or business activity.96.56 percent of workers describe their work as main work, 143 are cultivators while 420 are agricultural labourers.[3]

Educational institutions[edit]

  1. Pachayappa Hindu nadar primary school.[5]
  2. Patchayappa Hindu Nadar Higher Secondary School.
  3. Mariyappa Memorial Matriculation School.
  4. Kamarajar nursery & primary school.

Economy[edit]

Its economy depends mostly on agriculture, business and trading. Once upon a time it was very famous for cotton trading.

Agriculture:

  1. As its lands are known for chilli cultivation most people from the nearby surrounding villages come purchase them in bulk during harvest season.
  2. Onion and other food crops are cultivated.
  3. Banana plantation is one of the major plantations in this village.
  4. Tobacco cultivation.

Business:
Its business depends on near by villages, Compared to other nearby villages it has a good infrastructure and hospitality.[citation needed]

Religious places of Worship[edit]

There are many religious places of worship in Kamatchipuram. They include

  1. Kaliyamman & Mariamman Kovil
  2. Pillayar Kovil
  3. Vada Pathra kaliyamman Kovil
  4. Ayyanar Kovil
  5. Murugan Kovil
  6. Roman Catholic Church
  7. Church of South India
  8. Odda Kannimar Kovil
  9. pattalamman kovil

Prominent people[edit]

  1. Justice V. Periyakaruppiah who had his primary and high school education from this village.[6]
  2. S. Rajendran district educational officer. He is now serving as principal of S.K.A. TTI For women, Aundipatti.
  3. R. Vayanaperumal, Additional Commissioner (Rtd.) Commercial tax.

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