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panchayat town
Palamedu is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°07′N 78°07′E / 10.12°N 78.12°E / 10.12; 78.12Coordinates: 10°07′N 78°07′E / 10.12°N 78.12°E / 10.12; 78.12
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai
Elevation 227 m (745 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,187
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 625503
Telephone code 91-04543

Palamedu is a panchayat town in Madurai district, Indian state of Tamil Nadu


Palamedu is located at {{|s|11°22′49|N|877°53|E|}}.[1] It has an average elevation of 227 metres (744 feet)


As of 2001 India census,[2] Palamedu had a population of 8187. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Palamedu has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 54%. In Palamedu, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Bull Taming (Jallikattu) was one of the Famous historical event held every year in the month of January 15th.People from Overseas come and spend time during the month of January.Here Palgova(Milk Sweet)is very famous in south India.

Kodaikanal, Vaigai dam, Alagar Koil, Kumbakarai falls are some popular tourist spots nearby. Another recent identified water falls named 'Kutladampatti' is very near. Thekkadi, Suruli falls, Kourtallam are also near to this place and it is 100 km away from here. There is a small dam ('Sathiyar') near Palamedu. Madurai is accessible by 20 km. Alagarkovil & Alanganallur is also too close.



Palamedu has a moderate monsoon climate condition. People in this area are mainly cultivated 'Guava', 'Ground nut', 'Rice', etc. More number of people are engaged in producing dairy products. Milk is supplied to all over the southern parts of Tamil Nadu.


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  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.