Namakkal


Namakkal- Tamilnadu


Location and Area:
Namakkal dt. is boundedon the north by Salem district, on the east by Attur taluk of Salem district,Perambalur and Tiruchirapalli districts, on the south by Karur districtand on the west by Erode district. The administrative headquarters of thisdistrict is located at Namakkal town.

Languages and Religions:

Tamil is the main languagespoken in this district. Religion-wise breakup of population of the districtaccording to 1991 census is indicated below,

Hindus : 1647646
Christians : 10245
Muslims : 24892
Sikhs :10
Buddhists : 7
Other religions and persuasions : 9
Religion not stated : 306


Physical Features:
The district is extensivelycovered with hilly ranges and rocks with undulatory plains.The Kollimalairange with peaks 1219 metres runs along the east of Nammakkal and Rasipuramtaluks. The parent district Salem has fairly extensive forest area of considerablevalue. The main products from the forest are sandalwood, bamboo, timber/(silveroak and similar varieties) and firewood. The main source of revenue fromthe forests is from the Sandalwood trees which occur naturally in abundancein the plateau and hilly ranges.

 


 
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