AREA : 2,896sq.km
POPULATION : 8,54,162
RAIN FALL : 683.5 mm
STD CODE : 04324
The name of Karur has been mentioned in Kandhapuraanam.
It is one of the significant city in Kongunad. The river Amaravathy which
runs across Karur is a very popular one. The Pasupatheeswarar temple
is well known in this district. The city is known for weaving.
Karur, one of the ancient cities in Tamil Nadu was ruled by the Chola
kings, Naiks of Madurai and the British successively. There is proof
that Karur may have been the centre for gold jewellery making and gem
setting (the gold imported mainly from Rome), from Various excavations.
According to Hindu mythology, Lord Brahma began creation in Karur. Karur
is bounded by Namakkal District in the north, the Dindigul District in
the south, the Tiruchirappalli District on the west and Erode District
on the east. The city is famous for its cottage industries. The Chettinad
cement factory is located here.
Karur has the unique distinction of having been an important international
trade centre. It was here that the archaeological evidence of gold
coins of Augustus Tberius dated 37 A.D and nearly 5,000 copper and
bronze coins of Roman period were found at several places.
This is an agranian constituency. Agriculture is the main occupation
of majority of the population ancillary trade also plays a vital part
in the constituency.