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Musiri is located in Tamil Nadu
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
82 m (269 ft)
 • Total27,941
 • 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).


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



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.


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]


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]


  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.