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Sankarapuram is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°53′22″N 78°54′53″E / 11.8895°N 78.9147°E / 11.8895; 78.9147Coordinates: 11°53′22″N 78°54′53″E / 11.8895°N 78.9147°E / 11.8895; 78.9147
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Villupuram District
 • Type Town Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,664
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 606 401
Telephone code 91 4151
Vehicle registration TN-15
Sex ratio



Sankarapuram is a Town Panchayat of villupuram district in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Its old name called Azhagapuram and Head of sankarapuram taluk..


The Sankarapuram is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Sankarapuram Town Panchayat has population of 15,664 of which 7,818 are males while 7,846 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1904 which is 12.16% of total population of Sankarapuram (TP). In Sankarapuram Town Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 1004 against state average of 996. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Sankarapuram is around 935 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Sankarapuram city is 79.80% lower than state average of 80.09%. In Sankarapuram, Male literacy is around 87.11% while female literacy rate is 72.58%. Sankarapuram Town Panchayat has total administration over 3,539 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Town Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Sankarapuram Religion Data 2011: Town Population-15,664, Hindu-74.03%, Muslim-24.28%, Christian-1.56%, Jain-0.01% and Not Stated-0.11%

Sankarapuram Work Profile: Out of total population, 5,700 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 4,228 were males while 1,472 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 5700 working population, 90.37% were engaged in Main Work while 9.63% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.


The climate is moderate, with the maximum temperature being 34 °C and the minimum at 21 °C. The town gets its rainfall from the northeast monsoon during the winter months and the southwest monsoon during the summer months. The average annual rainfall is 1,090 mm.


The town is well connected by roads, with frequent buses to Kallakurichi, Salem, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Viluppuram, Chennai, Bangalore, Cuddalore, Thiruvannamalai, Vellore, Hosur, Trichy, Perambalur and other surrounding towns. Sankarapuram is on state highways - SH-6 (Kallakurichi to Thiruvannamalai, Vellore and Tirupathi)

Train: Sankarapuram is not connected by railway.Nearest railway station is Chinnasalem The Chinnasalem town's railway station serves trains on the route to Mettur, Cuddalore, Nagore, Pondicherry, Salem, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai. • Salem to Vriddhachalam passenger • Bangalore to Karaikkal Fast passenger • Salem to chennai egmore to dadar express • Puducherry to Mangalore weekly express • Yeshwantpur(Bangalore) to Puducherry garib rath • Erode to chennai egmore special daytime intercity express

Airport: The nearest domestic airport is in Salem, but this airport is currently not in use. Chennai,Coimbatore and Trichy are the nearest international airports.


Sankarapuram is nearer to Kalrayan Hills. Proximity of clouds fall near the peak of Vellimalai hilltop is a popular tourist spot for locals during the monsoon season. Vellimalai is a pristine unexplored location.The hills range in height from 2700 feet to 3000 feet and extend over an area of 1095 square kilometres.