Karur District With Talukas: Karur District is a district located very centrally along the Kaveri and Amaravathi rivers in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The main town in Karur District is the city of Karur, which is also the district headquarters. Karur is one of the oldest towns in Tamil Nadu and has played a very significant role in the history and culture of the Tamils. Its history dates back over 2000 years, and has been a flourishing trading center even in the early Sangam days. Karur district was formed on 30 September 1995 by trifurcating Tiruchirappalli district. With headquarters at Karur, it is the centrally located district of Tamil Nadu. It is bounded by Namakkal district in the north, Dindigul district in the south, Tiruchirapalli district on the east and Erode & Tiruppur districts on the west. Karur has an average elevation of 122 meters (400 feet). It is about 371 km south west of Chennai (Madras), the state capital of Tamil Nadu.
According to 2011 census, Karur district had a population of 1,076,588 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average. The average literacy of the district was 68.3%. Karur district has 2 Municipalities, 10 Town Panchayats and 158 Village Panchayats and 203 Revenue Villages. The main crops are paddy, banana, sugarcane, beetle leaf, grams & pulses, tapioca, kora grass, groundnuts, oilseeds, tropical vegetables, garland flowers, and medicinal herbs. Karur is famous for its home textiles. Karur has a niche in five major product groups: bed linens, kitchen linens, toilet linens, table linens, wall hangings. Karur district has 29 Primary Health Care centers, 168 health sub-centers and Government General Hospital in the city. In recent years, it has gained notoriety as one of the districts with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country. Karur is connected with the rest of India through all modern means of transportation. The International highway AH-43 pass away here. There are two national highways: NH-44 and NH-67. The nearest airport is in Tiruchirappalli Airport (85 km),Coimbatore Airport (130 km) and Madurai Airport (135 km). The nearest major sea port is at Thoothukudi (280 km), Chennai (372 km) and Cochin (344 km). Karur (Station Code - KRR) is connected to the Indian Railways network.
Taluks in Karur district