(Last Updated on : 21/11/2012)
Sundarapandiam is located in Virudhunagar district
in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
. It is a panchayat town surrounded by many towns and cities.
Geography of Sundarapandiam
Sundarapandiam is enclosed by several villages and towns like Srivilliputtur at a distance of 15 kms, Watrap is located at a distance of 6 kms, Sivakasi is at a distance of 35 km, Madurai
is at a distance of 85 km, Krishnancoil is 5 kms away and Rajapalayam
is at a distance of 26 km. There are few villages also located within a radius of 1 km, namely, Agathapatti, Madurapuri, Venkatapuram, Ramachandrapuram and Sempatti.
Sundarapandiam is situated at the banks of Arjuna River. Periyakulam, Senkulum and Karisalkulam are the few lakes here. The town receives its drinking water from underground. Sundarapandiam has two temples, the Periya Koil and Perumal Koil visited by many devotees from the nearby villages.
Demography of Sundarapandiam
According to the Indian census report of 2001 Sundarapandiam had a population of 8547. The males constitute 50% and females constitute 50% of the population. The town has an average literacy rate of 60%. It is higher than the national average of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 71%, and female literacy rate is 49%. 8% of the population is under 6 years of age in Sundarapandiam, Agriculture and weaving are the main source of income for the people residing here.
Educational Institutions in Sundarapandiam
Sundarapandiam has established many schools in the town to provide education to the children residing here. Some of the important schools here are Government Higher Secondary School, Saliyar Elementary School, Viveka School, Union Elementary School and Sithi Vinayagar Elementary School.
Sundarapandiam is well connected with all modes of transport. The town is positioned at a distance of 1 km from the main road between Watrap and Krishnancoil. There are buses plying from Srivilliputtur and Watrap for the town. Autorickshaws are also available for the town from Krishnancoil, 5 km away from the town. The nearest railway station is located at Srivilliputtur at a distance of 20 km. The nearest airport is located at Madurai
at a distance of 70 km.