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About Dharmapuri

Overview:

About DharmapuriDharmapuri is a city in Southern India on National Highway 7 between Salem and Bangalore. Dharmapuri was called Thagadoor when King Adhiyaman ruled Kongu Nadu during 3rd century BC. He ruled Thagadoor from Adhiyaman Kottai, which is on Salem highway just outside current city of Dharmapuri. During his reign he built many temples in his kingdom.  There used to exists a tunnel from Adhiyaman kottai temple to Dharmapuri Kottai temple.

Dharmapuri is the headquarter of Dharmapuri district. It was separated from  Salem District 2nd October 1965. Subsequently, Dharmapuri District was again separated into two districts — Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri on 09-02-2004 due to administrative overhead in managing vast number of number of villages and townships.

The city is located 126km from Bangalore, 200km from Coimbatore, 260km from Mysore, 300km from Chennai. It is located between latitudes N 11 47’ and 12 33’ and longitudes E 77 02’ and 78 40’. The total area of Dharmapuri District is 4497.77 km2, i.e. 3.46% of Tamil Nadu.

Dharmapuri General Data

General:

District : Dharmapuri
HeadQuarters : Dharmapuri
State : TamilNadu
Area : 4497.77 Sq.Kms

Population:

Total : 15,06,843
Male : 7,74,303
Female : 7,32,540
Urban Population : 2,60,912
Rural Population : 12,45,931
Sex Ratio : 946/1000

Revenue divisions:

  • Dharmapuri
  • Harur

Revenue taluks:

  • Dharmapuri
  • Harur
  • Karimangalam
  • Nallampalli
  • Palacode
  • Pappireddipatti
  • Pennagaram

Town Panchayats:

  • Bommidi
  • Harur
  • Kadathur
  • Karimangalam
  • Kambainallur
  • Marandahalli
  • Palacode
  • Pennagaram
  • Papparapatti
  • Pappireddipatti

Panchayat Unions:

  • Dharmapuri
  • Harur
  • Nallampalli
  • Palacode
  • Pennagaram
  • Karimangalam
  • Morappur
  • Pappireddipatti

BOUNDARIES:

The present Dharmapuri District is surrounded by Thiruvannamalai, Villupuram Districts in the East, Karnataka State in the West, Krishnagiri District in the North and Salem District in the South.

RIVERS AND IRRIGATION:

The Chief Rivers that flow through the District are Cauvery, Chinnar and Vaniyar. Though River Cauvery flows the border of the State, as well as the District, due to topographical condition possibility of construction of Dam is far away in the planning of the state.

RAIL:

The Salem and Bangalore broad gauge Railway line and Chennai-Coimbatore broad gauge line are passing through the District for about 126.0 km.

ROADS:

The district is having a total network about 5748 km. of surfaced and un-surfaced roads. National Highways (NH-7) connecting Kanyakumari to Kashmir, (NH-46) Chennai to Bangalore and (NH-66) Pondicherry to Bangalore passes through the District.

TOURIST PLACES:

Hogenakkal and Theerthamalai are two important tourist places in Dharmapuri District.

For Tourist Places check the links – HogenakkalTheerthamalai

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