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Uthamapalayam is located in Tamil Nadu
Uthamapalayam is located in India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 9°48′00″N 77°20′00″E / 9.8°N 77.3333°E / 9.8; 77.3333Coordinates: 9°48′00″N 77°20′00″E / 9.8°N 77.3333°E / 9.8; 77.3333
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Theni
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 29,050
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 625533
Telephone code 04554
Vehicle registration TN 60

Uthamapalayam is a town and a taluka headquarters in Theni district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Uthamapalayam had a population of 22,104. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Uthamapalayam has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: The literacy rate of male and female is 80 and 66% respectively. Uthamapalayam is the headquarters of Uthamapalayam Taluk and Uthamapalayam Panchayat Union.

There is Government Higher Secondary School and Mohamed Fathima Girls' High School which are very famous in this taluk. A government aided arts and sciences college named H.K.R.H has been there for over fifty years. This is the first college in this part of the state after independence.

The town has surrounding with small villages to moderate towns like Kombai, Chinamanur, Cumbam, Royapanpatti, Kurumbapatti (Ambasamuthram), Ammapatti, Ellapatti, Thevaram and Bodi.

Uthamapalayam is home for Thirukalatheeswarar temple (Ganambal temple).

Mullaiperiyar river is one of the attraction for this town. The yearlong pleasant climate is the treat for the residents and the visitors.