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|• Body||Vaniyambadi Municipality|
|• Total||9.54 km2 (3.68 sq mi)|
|Elevation||363 m (1,191 ft)|
|• Density||20,000/km2 (53,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Vaniyambadi is a town and a municipality in Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located about 200 km from chennai. It is one of the hubs of Leather exports in Tamil Nadu. It is also known for its Biryani. The prestigious century old Hindu Higher Secondary School (Estd. 1914), Islamiah College are located here along with two other Arts college and a professional degree offering The Priyadarshini Engineering College. Yelagiri, a hill station is approximately 20 km away from Vaniambadi.
According to 2011 census, Vaniyambadi had a population of 195,061 with a sex-ratio of 1,023 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 12,013 were under the age of six, constituting 6,121 males and 5,892 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 15.15% and .09% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 74.37%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The town had a total of 20559 households. There were a total of 31,013 workers, comprising 94 cultivators, 218 main agricultural labourers, 800 in house hold industries, 26,529 other workers, 3,372 marginal workers, 11 marginal cultivators, 100 marginal agricultural labourers, 202 marginal workers in household industries and 3,059 other marginal workers. As per the religious census of 2011, Vaniyambadi had 55.74% Muslims, 41.75% Hindus, 1.99% Christians, 0.02% Sikhs, 0.01% Buddhists, 0.2% Jains, 0.29% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.
Vaniyambadi is well connected by road and the town is located on the Bangalore-Chennai National Highway which is part of the Golden Quadrilateral and Chennai-Salem via Vaniyambadi (NH-179A). A state highway connects the town to Gudiyattam (SH-130) and Polur (SH-215). The town has a railway station and the nearest airport is Bangalore International Airport.
Places of interest
Yelagiri is about 25 km from the town. Javadi Hills is another small hill station nearby. Asia's second largest telescope, Vainu Bappu Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics is situated at Kavalur near Vaniyambadi. Several centuries-old temples like Sundara Varadaraja (Azhagu) Perumal and Athitheeswarar are prominent places of worship in the town. Vaniyambadi is also famous for its traditional food Biryani.
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