Komarapalayam (குமாரபாளையம்)is a textile town
situated on the bank of the Cauvery river,
Bhavani River of South
India, and is a taluk of
Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu, India.
Komarapalayam is also called as 'Kumarapalayam' .
Bhavani are twin cities separated by the Cauvery river. However,
Bhavani belongs to
Komarapalayam is famous for its
Komarapalayam is the capital of Powerloom
(விசைத்தறி தலைநகரம்).So that, it can
also be called as Textile Town. As of 2011, the town had a
population of 71,594.
1 Municipal administration
5 Climate conditions
8 External links
Komarapalayam town was upgraded from the status of town
Panchayat to the
Municipality and now taluk. And has a population of
71594 and an extent of 7.10 km2., as per Survey and Land records.
The town is divided into 33 wards.
The Municipal Council, composed of 33 ward councillors, is headed by a
chairperson who is elected by voters of the town. The councillors
elect a Vice-Chairperson from among themselves. The executive wing is
headed by a commissioner and he is assisted by a team of officials
including a revenue inspector, sanitary officer, manager, municipal
engineer, town planning inspector and other officers.
The annual anticipated income of the town is ₹24 million and
the expenditure is ₹34 million annually.
Komarapalayam is famous for its textile industries and its related
activities. There are many spinning mills, yarn dyeing processing
units, manual dyeing units, weaving units, calendering mills, export
oriented units, and related ancillary units in and around
The state government, in assistance with the central government, is
setting up a high-tech park for shuttle-less looms in Komarapalayam
called Cauvery High Tech Park.
Komarapalayam lies between 11° 20" and 11° 30" northern latitude and
between 77° 40" and 77° 50" eastern longitude. It is located about
405 km (252 mi) from Chennai, about 98 km (61 mi)
from Coimbatore, and about 14 km (8.7 mi) from
Bus Terminus and is on the Eastern bank of river Cauvery.
Komarapalayam town was upgraded as third grade municipality from the
status of town Panchayat on 30 March 1978 and subsequently upgraded as
Municipality from 17 April 1984. Now it is functioning as
Municipality as per G.O.M.S.No.634, Municipal
Administration and Water Supply Department dated 5 July 1990. It has a
population of 65,868 (2001 census) and an extent of 7.10 km2
(2.74 sq mi)., as per Survey and Land records. The town is
divided into 33 wards.
The Municipal Council composed of 33 ward councillors is headed by
Chairperson, who is elected directly by voters of the town. The
councillors elect a Vice-Chairperson among them.
Komarapalayam is noted by Kollywood as B Centre city for Tamil films.
There were 8 Theatres.At present 7 are running successfully.
And it is observed as one of the key center due to its labour
population.As on 16.10.2010 presently only 6 theatres are running
Pincode no: 638183
STD Code: 04288
According to 2011 census,
Kumarapalayam had a population of 71,594
with a sex-ratio of 994 females for every 1,000 males, much above the
national average of 929. A total of 6,095 were under the age of
six, constituting 3,126 males and 2,969 females. Scheduled Castes and
Scheduled Tribes accounted for 4.43% and .04% of the population
respectively. The average literacy of the town was 72.14%, compared to
the national average of 72.99%. The town had a total of 20439
households. There were a total of 37,106 workers, comprising 212
cultivators, 257 main agricultural labourers, 1,767 in house hold
industries, 33,774 other workers, 1,096 marginal workers, 19 marginal
cultivators, 15 marginal agricultural labourers, 128 marginal workers
in household industries and 934 other marginal workers. As per the
religious census of 2011,
Kumarapalayam had 97.12% Hindus, 1.58%
Muslims, 1.22% Christians, 0.0% Sikhs, 0.0% Buddhists, 0.0% Jains,
0.07% following other religions and 0.% following no religion or did
not indicate any religious preference.
Kumarapalayam was part of the nearby Tiruchengode
Legislative Assembly until 2011. In 2011, it was separated from
Tiruchengode and formed as a new constituency along with Pallipalayam,
a nearby town.
In Lok Sabha Constituency (Parliamentary), it was rallied between
Erode Parliamentary constituencies while settling for
the later in the latest Lok Sabha elections held in 2009.
Komarapalayam has warm and sunny climate during summer (March to May)
with the sun scorching around 35 to 40 °C during day time. In
the months September to December the day time would be pleasant with
temperature not more than 35 °C while the early mornings are
usually cold in these months. Rainfall is not too extreme even during
Roadways is the primary means of transport. National Highway 47, a
dual carriage highway with services roads, passes near the town. It
gives access to Salem and
Coimbatore which are 56 and 107 Kilometres
respectively. Government and privately owned buses are available to
reach Erode, Pallipalayam, Bhavani, Perundurai, Tiruchengode,
Namakkal, Rasipuram, Sankagiri, Salem, Edappadi, Mettur, Anthiyur,
Coimbatore with more frequencies. There are some long
distance buses available to
Chennai but with less
frequency. Overall, the town has poor bus facillity, people seek
establish a new mofussil bus stand near bypass. Currently, town depend
bhavani bus stand for connectivity.The nearest railway station is
Erode junction (20 km) and the nearest airport is Salem airport
Kumarapalayam – Namakkal". Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation
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Komarapalayam - Welcome to
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^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 January 2009.
Retrieved 25 March 2009.
^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The
Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Kumarapalayam". Office
of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home
Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of
The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home
Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
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