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Houses flooded at Om Kaliamman Koil Street
Houses flooded at Om Kaliamman Koil Street
Pallipalayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°21′53″N 77°44′53″E / 11.364616°N 77.747921°E / 11.364616; 77.747921Coordinates: 11°21′53″N 77°44′53″E / 11.364616°N 77.747921°E / 11.364616; 77.747921
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeSecond Grade Municipality
 • BodyPallipalayam Municipality
 • Total40,140
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04288
Vehicle registrationTN-34

Pallipalayam is a Municipality in Namakkal district in Kumarapalayam Taluk in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. As of 2011, the town had a population of 40, is Twin city of Erode and shares its Pincode with Erode.


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
No religion

According to 2011 census, Pallipalayam had a population of 40,140 with a sex-ratio of 987 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[1] A total of 3,707 were under the age of six, constituting 1,872 males and 1,835 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 3.41% and .07% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 66.47%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[1] The town had a total of 11210 households. There were a total of 21,194 workers, comprising 38 cultivators, 79 main agricultural labourers, 513 in house hold industries, 19,674 other workers, 890 marginal workers, 12 marginal cultivators, 12 marginal agricultural labourers, 32 marginal workers in household industries and 834 other marginal workers.[2] As per the religious census of 2011, Pallipalayam had 95.07% Hindus, 3.81% Muslims, 0.99% Christians, 0.0% Sikhs, 0.0% Buddhists, 0.0% Jains, 0.1% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[3]


Textile based activities such as fabric manufacturing and yarn manufacturing is the major economic activity in this town. Fabrics such as yarn dyed fabrics, griege fabrics, printed fabrics, linen fabrics, sheeting fabrics, voile fabrics, poplin fabrics, organic cotton woven fabric and canvas fabric is manufactured in this town using auto-looms and power looms factory. 100% viscose and Polyester viscose yarn are also manufactured in the spinning mills in this area.[4] It is located very closer to Erode, a well known textile centre.

Municipal administration[edit]

Its Legislative Constituency is Komarapalayam and Parliamentary Constituency is Erode.


It is Located one side of River Cauvery, while Erode is on the other side. It is located at 6 km from Erode Junction and 3 km from Erode Bus Station and 60 km from the south of Salem. Pallipalayam Town is located along Erode-Tiruchengode, Erode-Kumarapalayam and Erode-Sankagiri State Highways. This town is surrounded in the north by Pallipalayam Agrharam and in the south by Pudupalayam Village Panchayat,Alampalayam Village Panchayat forms the physical boundaries of Pallipalayam in eastern directions and Erode Municipal Corporation forms the boundary along western side.[5]

Pallipalayam gets rainfall during both South West and North East monsoon winds. During this season the Cauvery River floods and creates problems for residents on the river bank.[6]

The Chicken Variety named after the town,"Pallipalayam Chicken" is famous all over TamilNadu and in other states. This area is famous for manufacturing Dhoti and Lungi.


  1. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Pallipalayam". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
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  6. ^ Madras (India : State) (1967). Madras State Administration Report. p. 57. Retrieved 21 September 2012.