Keelapavoor

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Keelapavoor
Keezhapavur
panchayat town
Nickname(s): Pavoor
Keelapavoor is located in Tamil Nadu
Keelapavoor
Keelapavoor
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 8°54′58″N 77°25′21″E / 8.91611°N 77.42250°E / 8.91611; 77.42250Coordinates: 8°54′58″N 77°25′21″E / 8.91611°N 77.42250°E / 8.91611; 77.42250
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Tirunelveli
Elevation 158 m (518 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,958
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 627806
Telephone code 04633
Sex ratio 1000 :1040.8 /
Literacy 69%
Lok Sabha constituency Tirunelveli
Vidhan Sabha constituency Alangulam / Tenkasi
Website www.keelapavoor.com

Keelapavoor (Keezhapavur - கீழப்பாவூர் is located in Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu State, India It is a town in Alangulam Taluk and is located at a distance of 12 km from Tenkasi and 14 km from Courtalam and 40 km from Tirunelveli

Geography[edit]

Keelapavoor is located at 8°55′N 77°25′E / 8.91°N 77.42°E / 8.91; 77.42.[1] It is situated at an average elevation of 158 metres (518 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Keelpavoor-Keezhapavur had a population of 19,958# Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50% Keelapavoor has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59#5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 57% In Keelapavoor, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age#

Economy[edit]

The main source of income of the residents of Keelapavoor is agriculture and rolling beedi The agricultural goods, mainly vegetables and food grains, are brought to the market from the villages around Keelapavoor and then transported to the different parts of the state and Kerala The main crops are paddy, onion, tomato, brinjal, tamarind, green chili pepper|chilli, red chilli, coconut, mango, and snake gourdIt acts as a linking pin of the surrounding villages

Location[edit]

Keelapavoor exactly 42 km from Tirunelveli West and 10 km from Tenkasi east and 6 km from Surandai South 1 km away from Tirunelveli - Tenkasi Highway Near city to Keelapavoor are Pavoorchatram, Tenkasi and Surandai.

Nearest Tourist[edit]

  • Courtallam waterfalls (12 km from Keelapavoor)
  • Five falls (15 km from Keelapavoor)
  • Thenmalai dam [Kerala] (40 km from Keelapavoor)
  • Papanasam Dam (35 km from Keelapavoor)
  • Agasthiyar Falls fed by lower dam 35 km
  • Palaruvi Falls [Kerala] (30 km from Keelapavoor)
  • Kasivishuwanathar Kovil in Tenkasi (10 km from Keelpavoor)

Education Institutions in Keelapavoor[edit]

  • MSPVL Polytechnic College
  • Nadar Hindu High School
  • AV School
  • Rc School

Banks in Keelapavoor[edit]

  • Central Bank of India
  • State Bank Of India
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Axis Bank(ATM only)

Rice Mills[edit]

Keelapavoor has the highest number of rice mills in the South District of Tamil Nadu Keelapavoor is most famous for its rice production There are around 30- 60 rice mills The town supplies rice to various towns in Tamil Nadu, various states and even various countries

  • Dhanalakshmi Rice Mill
  • Muthu Modern Rice Mill
  • Rajam Modern Rice Mill
  • KKN Modern Rice Mill
  • K.N.V Modern Rice Mill
  • Sivam Modern Rice Mill
  • Krishna Modern Rice Mill
  • Sivan Modern Rice Mill
  • Vetri Modern Rice Mill
  • Phushpam Modern Rice Mill
  • PRS Modern Rice Mill
  • Sangara Nainar Modern Rice Mill
  • SRS Modern Rice Mill
  • Rajaparvathi Mordern Rice Mill
  • Siva Mordern Rice Mill
  • KRP Mordern Rice Mill
  • Sankar Rice Mill
  • RajathiRaja Mordern Rice Mill
  • R.V.Moderan Rice Mill
  • S.R Modern Rice Mill

Marriage Halls[edit]

  • Arulmigu Poovarasan kovil Marriage mahal
  • PRS Marriage Hall
  • Sri Mutharamman Kovil Marriage Hall
  • SKT Marriage Hall
  • Sri Periyandavar Kovil Marriage Hall
  • Sri Rajalaxmi Marriage Hall
  • Sri Muthu Rama Lingam Thaver Marriage HALL

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "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.