(Last Updated on : 27/07/2010)
Muthupet is a 'panchayat town' located in Tiruvarur district of the southern state of India, Tamil Nadu. It is located in the southern tip of the Cauvery delta next to the Bay of Bengal. The Korayar River flows in the east of Muthupet and the Bamaniyar River flows in the west. The two rivers join near Muthupet and form a lagoon, which contains a variety of fish. Located about 400 km. from Chennai, Thirutturaipoondi and Vedaranyam are situated in the vicinity. The nearest railway station is the Muthupet Railway Station on the Karaikkudi - Tiruturaipundi line. Regular bus services also connects the town with the cities of Thanjavur, Mannargudi and Tiruvarur.
Detailed information of this panchayat town is revealed in the Indian Census report of 2001. According to the report, Muthupet had a population of 17,313. Males constitute 47% of the population and females' account for the remaining 53%. In Muthupet, 12% of the population is less than six years of age. The average literacy rate of Muthupet is 71%, which is national average literacy rate, which is 59.5%. Out of it, the male literacy rate is 78% and the female literacy rate is 65%.
The lagoon in Muthupet makes it an ideal place for fishing, pearl hunting and bird hunting. It is well known for its fin fishes, shrimps and crabs. Muthupet is embellished with many mosques, which includes, Jumma (Kuthba) Mosque, New Mosque, Azath Nagar Mohideen Mosque, Darga Shariff Mosque, Makkah Mosque, Madhina Mosque, Arab Sahib Mosque, Kuttiyar Mosque, Mohideen Mosque, Pettai Mohideen Mosque, Jamia Mosque and Noor Mosque.