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Town panchayat
Peraiyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°43′N 77°48′E / 9.72°N 77.8°E / 9.72; 77.8Coordinates: 9°43′N 77°48′E / 9.72°N 77.8°E / 9.72; 77.8
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai
Elevation 150 m (490 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,880
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Peraiyur is a panchayat town in Madurai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


Peraiyur is located at 9°43′N 77°48′E / 9.72°N 77.8°E / 9.72; 77.8.[1] It has an average elevation of 150 metres (492 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Peraiyur had a population of 8880. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Peraiyur has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 59%. In Peraiyur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Peraiyur
  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.