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 condition. Later it was renamed to Walajabad. Here Vishnu and Sivan temples are there which are the oldest and belong to Pallava dynasty. This is a central hub which connects Chennai, Kancheepuram, Chengalpet and Illaiyanaavellur. Near to Walajabad (about 17 km) industrial estate 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.