|District||Coimbatore Pollachi taluk|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 41|
As of 2001[update] India census, Samathur had a population of 5752. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Samathur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 63%. In Samathur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Samathur includes a village named Ponnachiyur which is coming in to Samathur Town Panchayat. A Shiva temple built in Chola period Thousand years old & the name of the temple is Chozheeswarar Alayam.
India lives in its villages said Gandhiji. Every village has an eco system and something characteristic. Samathur rests in the midst of rivers, mountains and a great heritage resulting in unique characteristics. Located on the Valparai road from Pollachi, the village today is a largely populated one. It mainly thrives on agriculture as expected but also has a textile business ecosystem. There are modern textile mills and traditional hereditary hand-loom weavers. There are about nine small and ancient temples in and around the village.
The Zaminthar of samathur is Honorable Shri Shankar Vanavarayar who was the National Chairman of CII’s Young Indians in 2011 – 12. He is playing the major role to give guidance to the young students and the people. He is passionate about the heritage of the land and works for the cause of preservation through INTACH and also ‘The Vanavarayar Foundation’ founded by him to work in the areas of history, architecture, culture and heritage. He is the Founder of the Coimbatore Vizha and a recipient of the CII President’s Award.
Zamin Samathur have beautiful palace which was a significant place over the many centuries as it was the seat of one of the 72 Palayakarar/Poligar or Regional Ruler. The Vanavarayar’s have ruled from Samathur for generations for almost 700 years. Later it became a Zamindari under the British with about 18 villages under its care. At the heart of the village is the splendid Palace with a nandavanam alongside. Even today the Vanavarayar’s of Samathur are the presiding family and they continue to be involved in the social, religious and traditional routine and during special occasions.
- "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.
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