(Last Updated on : 20/05/2010)
Ariyalur is the largest city of Tamil Nadu. Ariyalur is a land laden city that echoes the memories of the past. The region has been laden with history, temple, art and architecture. The place is famous for fossils.
Geography of Ariyalur
Ariyalur is a district in Tamil Nadu state. Ariyalur is one of the biggest districts in Tamil Nadu. The district headquarter is located at Ariyalur.
Demographics of Ariyalur
As per the 2001 census, the population of Ariyalur was 694,058. About 51% of the population constitutes males and 49% of the population constitues females Ariyalur has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate.
Economy of Ariyalur
Ariyalur is rich in limestone resources. Ariyalur is home for various famous industries as Birla (Grasim Industries), India cements, Dalmia cements. The Madras cements also have their cement units here. In particular the Arasu cements, the Birla cements, the Sakthi cements, the Dalmia cements, the Tamil Nadu cements, etc. are situated in Ariyalur. Ariyalur is one of the busiest transport cities. The people here are also engaged in mining limestones. The area is now booming with cottage industries.
Monuments of Ariyalur
Ariyalur is famous for the Kaliyaperumaal Temple situated at 5 km from Ariyalur. The famous Kangaikonda cholapuram is situated near to it. This town is famous for the temple which was built by the King Rajendra Cholan of Chola's Empire.