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Keezhapavur is located in Tamil Nadu
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
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,958
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Keezhapavur (Keelapavoor - ta:கீழப்பாவூர்) is a panchayat town in Tirunelveli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Keezhapavur had a population of 19,958. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Keezhapavur 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 Keezhapavur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


The town has several rice mills.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


Keelapavoor exactly 42 km from Tirunelveli West and 12 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.

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


  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.