Location of Panruti
Panruti is a municipality, town and taluk headquarters flanked by Viluppuram and Cuddalore on its two sides. The town is situated at 11.77 degree North to 79.55 degree East and has an average elevation of 32 metres. The Kedilam River flows through the town.
History of Panruti
Panruti derived its name from Pannargal meaning people who composed music during the ancient period. The people who created different types of panns were known as pannar. According to history in 1886 Panruti Panjayath was set up as Town Panjayath. Panruti Municipality was established including few villages like A. Andikuppam, Iriulankuppam, T. Rajapalayam, Seerankuppam, Vadakailasam, V. Andikuppam, Panruti, Vizhamangalam.
Geography of Panruti
Panruti is situated on the main line of highways. The town is intersected by State highways Chennai-Kumbakonam and Cuddalore-Chittoor. It is almost 12 kilometres from NH-45 highway. Panruti is surrounded by few cities like Puducherry located at a distance of 44 kilometres, Salem located at 165 kilometres, Tiruchirapalli at a distance of 160 kilometres, Vellore situated at a distance of 155 kilometres and Chennai at a distance of 186 kilometres
Demography of Panruti
According to the Population Census Report of 2012, Panruti has a population of 62,663. The males constitute 50 percent and the females constitute 50% of the population. Panruti has a literacy rate of 72 percent. It is higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. The male literacy rate here is 78 percent and female literacy rate is 64 percent. 14 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Administration of Panruti
Panruti serves as the commercial centre of Cuddalore district and is widely known for producing jackfruit and cashews. Panruti assembly constituency is under the Cuddalore Lok Sabha constituency.
Education of Panruti
Panruti has established schools and colleges to provide education to the children here. The biggest school here is the P. Muthaiyar School, a centenary school. It has been functioning since Indian independence.
Economy of Panruti
Panruti is widely known for producing jackfruit, cashews and many vegetables. It plays a significant role in exporting cashews to countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and the United States. The well renowned international jackfruit market located here exports jackfruit to different countries. The popular Rathinampillai market situated in the heart of the city attracts the attention of several people.
Panruti is well connected by all modes of transport. The nearest railway station is located at Panruti, Villupuram Junction located at a distance of 22 kms, Thirupadiripuliyur situated 23 kms away and Nellikuppam located 15 kms away. The nearby airports are located at Puducherry at a distance of 45 kms. Tiruchirappalli is situated 165 kms away, Salem at a distance of 168 kms away and Chennai 178 kms away. Tourists can also avail buses from the nearby towns.
(Last Updated on : 18-02-2016)
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