Karunguzhi

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Karunguzhi
city
Karunguzhi is located in Tamil Nadu
Karunguzhi
Karunguzhi
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°33′N 79°54′E / 12.55°N 79.9°E / 12.55; 79.9Coordinates: 12°33′N 79°54′E / 12.55°N 79.9°E / 12.55; 79.9
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChengalpattu
Population
 (2001)
 • Total11,265
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Karunguzhi is a town in Chengalpattu district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu


History[edit]

the town of Karunguzhi, with an interruption between 1825 and 1835, was the first capital and administrative headquarters were transferred to Kanchipuram. In 1859 the capital Saidapet, now a neighbourhood in the city of Chennai, was made the administrative headquarters of the district.

It acted as the capital of chingleput district under Madras presidency from 1793-1825 and from 1835-1859.[1][circular reference][2][circular reference]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Karunguzhi had a population of 11,265. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Karunguzhi has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Karunguzhi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

There are several tourist attractions in the area. "Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary" is one of the most famous bird sanctuaries in India. It is 8 km from Karunguzhi.

The ancient fort is there. The fort was built by Pallava emperor. There are two mountains are there in Karunguzhi. One is a Renganathar mountain, in Malipalayam: It is nearly 700 metres high and a temple to Lord Vishnu is on the top. The other mountain is in Karunguzhi forest. In the middle of the forest is a temple to Siva.

Nearby is the Lord Gnanagereeswarar temple, built nearly 1000 years ago. A lake is also there, covering nearly 500 acres (2.0 km2).

Madurantakam town is 3 km from Karunguzhi. The second biggest lake in Tamil Nadu is Madurantakam lake.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chingleput District (Madras Presidency) - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  2. ^ "The Imperial Gazetteer of India - Wikipedia". en.m.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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