Musiri

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Musiri
Musiri is located in Tamil Nadu
Musiri
Musiri
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°56′N 78°27′E / 10.93°N 78.45°E / 10.93; 78.45Coordinates: 10°56′N 78°27′E / 10.93°N 78.45°E / 10.93; 78.45
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total27,941
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-48 (formerly TN-47)

Musiri is a municipality in the Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It has an average elevation of 82 metres (269 feet).

Etymology[edit]

The original name of this town was "Musukundapuri", named after a Chola king Musukundan.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Musiri had a population of 27,941. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Musiri has an average literacy rate of 75%, male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 69%. In Musiri, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Government and politics[edit]

Musiri (state assembly constituency) is a separate assembly constituency falling under Perambalur (Lok Sabha constituency). It is a Taluk and Revenue Division headquarters in Tiruchirappalli District of Tamil Nadu state in India.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main occupation in this town situated on the northern bank of Kaveri river having a broad width of more than 1km. The crops include paddy, sugar cane, banana and vegetables. Korai grass(Reed) mat/Chatai mat weaving is done here.[2]

Transport[edit]

Musiri Bus Stand

By Road[edit]

The town is connected to Kulithalai town by a 1.45-kilometre-long (0.90 mi) bridge across river Kaveri.

Adjacent communities[edit]

References[edit]

  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "City Corporate cum Business Plan for Musiri Town Panchayat" (PDF). Tamil Nadu State Government, India. Retrieved 27 June 2012.