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Poovaipalayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°31′51″N 77°53′55″E / 10.53083°N 77.89861°E / 10.53083; 77.89861Coordinates: 10°31′51″N 77°53′55″E / 10.53083°N 77.89861°E / 10.53083; 77.89861
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Dindigul district
Population (2009)
 • Total 700
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 624710
Telephone code 04551
Sex ratio 55 percent/45 percent /

Poovaipalayam, also pronounced "Pooveepalayam" (population approximately 700 in 2009), is a village in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, India which is surrounded by mountains. It is 10 km from the nearest town (Vedasandur) and 25 km from the district headquarters (Dindigul). The villagers are primarily farmers who grow drumsticks, onions, chili peppers, peanuts, tomatoes, eggplants, beans and lentils. The villagers belong to the Gounder community.


Located at 16°52'19"N.79°33'46"E,[1] Poovaipalayam is approximately 140 km from Hyderabad and Vijayawada,120 km from Guntur and 180 km from Warangal.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Poovaipalayam had a population of 700. Men constitute 55 percent of the population and women 45%. Poovaipalayam has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 76 percent, and female literacy is 61 percent. In Poovaipalayam, two percent of the population is under six years of age.


Poovaipalayam does not have public transportation directly connecting the village to the outside world; the nearest public transportation is three to five km away. The village is 400 km from Chennai, 300 km from Bangalore and 100 km from Kodaikanal.


There are several Hindu temples in the area:

  • Vinayakar
  • Sri Poovathal Temple (god who is the village namesake)
  • Sri Kannimar Temple
  • Sri Ganesh Temple
  • Sri Karumalai Perumal Temple (at the top of the Karumalai)


  • Indian Overseas Bank Saliyur Nalroad


There is one elementary school in the village.