The town of Attur is also a municipality and headquarters of the Attur taluk and the inhabitants of the town are known by the demonym of Atturkaran. The official language spoken here by the people is Tamil.
Demographics of Attur
As per the Census India reports of 2011, the town of Attur had a total population of 61, 793 with 30, 578 males and 31, 215 females. The sex ratio in the town was 1, 021 females for every 1, 000 males, much above the national average of 929. Children between the ages of 0 to 6 years old were 6, 147 constituting of 3,209 males and 2,938 females. The average literacy rate of the town of Attur was 74.65 percent, which is higher than the national average of 73 percent. The city of Attur had a total of 16, 371 households and the number of employed people being 25, 949. The workers in the city mainly comprised of cultivators, main agricultural labourers, household industry workers and other marginal workers.
The population group in the town was divided into three sections, with the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounting for 22.33 percent and 0.62 percent of the population respectively. And as per the religious census, almost 90 percent of the people in Attur follow Hinduism and the rest follow religions like Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism.
Politics in Attur
Part of the Kallakurichi Lok Sabha constituency, the Attur assembly constituency is currently represented by Thiru R.M. Chinnathambi, who is the current Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (MLA).
Tourist Places of Attur
The historic fort of Attur is one of the famous tourist spots in the city. The fort was built during the 17th century by a Palaiyakkarar chieftain under the Madurai Nayakas. The Attur Fort was originally believed to be constructed by the founder of the Gatti Mudalis dynasty, who built the Shiva and Vishnu temples in the fort. Currently, a portion of the fort is in a dilapidated state, while most of the other portions are encroached by slum dwellers. The tourists tend to visit the temples within the fort.
Visiting Information on Attur
The town lies on the junction of National Highway 79 and 136 and is known to have its own railway station. Connectivity via roadways is easy as one National Highway and two state highways originate from Attur.
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