|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 60|
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.
- "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.<
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