(Last Updated on : 02-02-2009)
Kayatharu is quite significant one. Over the years the experts have highlighted several information about the Kayatharu town . It is a panchayat town that is located in the district of Toothukudi .There are many people who like to spell it as 'Kayathar'. Strategically Kayatharu has been located almost twenty-five kilometers from Tirunelveli. More so , Kayatharu lies on the way of Madurai.
Citation of further information about Kayatharu also helps one to know about the city better. Interestingly, in the soils of Kayatharu , British rules in the year 1799 hanged Kattabommam on a tamarind tree. Kattabomman played the pioneering role of opposing the rule of British in the Indian Territory. In remembrance of Kattabomman the Tamil Nadu government has also constructed a memorial in Kayatharu.
There are several demographers who have showed interest in inferring some knowledge about the demography of the town. It is their firm belief that any study about the place is not complete unless and until one gets to acquire information about its demography.
Especially the Census report of India is important. It has been published in the year 2001 and throws some light about its demography. According to the report, the total population of Kayatharu has been counted to be 9497. Out of the total population, the population of males and females are in equal proportion.
In Kayatharu, 10 percent of the total population is below six years of age. Not only population status, the literacy rate of Kayatharu too acts as a relevant data. What is also to be duly mentioned that the average literacy of Kayatharu is 66 percent, which is higher than that of the entire nation. Thus the average literacy rate of India has showed a measurement of 59.5 percent. To be specific rate of male literacy is 74 percent and female literacy rate is 57 percent only.