Valavanur

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Valavanur
town
Valavanur is located in Tamil Nadu
Valavanur
Valavanur
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°55′N 79°35′E / 11.92°N 79.58°E / 11.92; 79.58Coordinates: 11°55′N 79°35′E / 11.92°N 79.58°E / 11.92; 79.58
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Viluppuram
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 14,037
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 605108
Telephone code 91-4146
Vehicle registration TN 32

Valavanur is a panchayat town in Viluppuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is situated near to the Tamil Nadu–Puducherry border on NH 45A.

Geography[edit]

Valavanur is located at 11°55′N 79°35′E / 11.92°N 79.58°E / 11.92; 79.58.[1] It has an average elevation of (249 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Valavanur had a population of 14,037. Males constitute 60% of the population and females 40%. Valavanur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 67%. In Valavanur, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.The area is mainly dependent on manufacturing and exporting tapioca chips to other states.The is a considerable amount of sugarcane cultivation done here due to presence of many sugarcane factories nearby.People here go to work in Sunfeast biscuit factory,Rajshree sugars.

Places of interest[edit]

The main place of interest is the "Angalamman Temple" which is the main worship place for people here.Every year a local festival called "Mayana pooja" is held here for one week in which people from many places come and watch....Many statues were built up in these temple..The temple activities were look over by S.M.K Kalivaradhan Chettiar.

Places of worship in Islam[edit]

  • Ahle hadees Pallivasal.

Culture There are three main holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr, Ramadan and Eid Al-Adha. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan (a month of fasting), and Muslims usually give zakat (charity) on the occasion. Eid Al-Adha is celebrated at the end of Hajj (annual pilgrimage to Mecca), which is one of the Five five pillars, and Muslims usually sacrifice an animal and distribute its meat among family, friends and the poor. All Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar, and thus move each year relative to the solar calendar. The Islamic calendar has 12 months and 354 days on a regular year, and 355 days on a leap year.

Transport[edit]

Valavanur is on the national highway (NH 45A) from Villupuram to Nagapattinam via Pondicherry. It is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Pondicherry. There are plenty of buses running from Villupuram to Pondicherry which stop at Valavanur.

Valavanur is a railway station on the Villupuram–Pondicherry railway line. There are daily passenger trains from both cities passing here. It is also connected to Chennai and Tirupati by fast passenger trains. Being a halt stop, express trains do not stop here. The nearest major railway station is Villupuram (8 km).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Valavanur
  2. ^ "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.