Karur


Karur - Tamilnadu


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.
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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.


 
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