While introspecting the states of India one can easily come across several towns and cities that have flourished here by leaps and bounds. Nangavaram is an example of a panchayat town. It has its location in the district of Kapur of Tamil Nadu state of India. Nangavaram stretches to a distance of 18 km northwest of Tiruchirapalli.
For discovering a town or city the knowledge about its demography is very much essential. Keeping this trend several demographers have organized multitudes of surveys down the years. As a result several demographical facts about Nangavaram have been gathered. The Census report of India that has been brought out in the year 2001 is a vital document since it throws s light on certain facts like literacy rate, population status etc. According to this report, the total population of Nangavaram has been enumerated to be 16,428. Number of females in Nangavaram is more than that of males. It is evident from the literacy rates of both males and females. In other words, male populace constitutes 49 %, while the total population of females constitutes 51 %. In Nangavaram, 12 % of the population constitutes of children who are below six years of age.
To what extent development or growth has occurred in a town can be known if one analyses its literacy condition. In other words literacy acts as vital indicator for gauging a town's prosperity. Since Nangavaram has shown average literacy rate of 60 % it affirms that development has more or less occurred here. Thus Nangavaram's average literacy rate is even higher than that of India which constitutes 59.5 %. Specification about male and female literacy rates too can be inferred from this report. Male literacy rate constitutes 71 %, which proves that they are very much prone to education. Female literacy is as low as 50 %.
The ancient Sundareswarar temple and a Pidari temple are situated here enhance the tourist quotient of Nangavaram.
There is popular legend that centers on this Nangavaram. According to it , Nangavaram is the birth place of Chola king of Uraiyur's daughter . She had a face of a jackal. However, with her arduous veneration to God she could get the face of a normal human being.