Walajabad

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Walajabad
வாலாஜாபாத்
panchayat town
Walajabad is located in Tamil Nadu
Walajabad
Walajabad
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°47′49″N 79°49′03″E / 12.7969°N 79.8176°E / 12.7969; 79.8176Coordinates: 12°47′49″N 79°49′03″E / 12.7969°N 79.8176°E / 12.7969; 79.8176
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Kanchipuram district
Taluk Walajabad taluk
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,859
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Walajabad is a panchayat town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the main town in Walajabad taluk.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Walajabad had a population of 10,859. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Walajabad has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 68%. In Walajabad, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Before the invasion of Arcot Nawab this place was called as Sivapuram. Some people opine that the name was Seevaram. A British Regiment had a camp here for long. Marathi tailors lived here. There is a street named Kasaaikkara street can still be found. Water suppliers to the army were hired and a street named Kavadikkaran street still exists. Round Bungalow where the chief of the Regiment lived with his lover till her last days, is still in a fine conditions. Then after renamed to Walajabad. Here Vishnu and Sivan temple are there which is oldest and belongs to Pallava dynasty. This is central hub which connects Chennai, Kancheepuram, chengalpet and illaiyanaavellur. Near to walajabad (About 17 km) government industrial sipcot is situated.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.