(Last Updated on : 04/06/2019)
Minjur is a town located in Thiruvallur
district in the Indian state
of Tamil Nadu
. It is a well-developed town which comprises more than 20 villages
around it. The town is also known as “Vada Kanchi” in North Kanchipuram
. The town has two famous temples dedicated to Gods like Lord Vishnu
and Lord Shiva
Geography of Minjur
Minjur is located at 13.27 degree north to 176 degree North latitude and 80.27 degree 176 East longitude. It has an average elevation of 11 metres above sea level. The town is located at a distance of 25 kms from north of Chennai
. Minjur is bounded by Ponneri at its north, Cholavaram on its west, Manali New Town, Manali and Thiruvottiyur on its south. It is a part of the Ponneri taluk.
Demography of Minjur
According to the Population Census in the year 2001, Minjur had a population of 23,947. The males constitute 50 percent of the population and females 50 percent. Minjur has an average literacy rate of 77 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. The male literacy is 84 percent, and female literacy is 71 percent. In Minjur, 10 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Economy of Minjur
Minjur is a well developed town and one of the suburban places of Chennai. Education
have developed to a great extent here. Minjur desalination plant set up in 31st July, 2010 supplies almost 100 million litres of water per day to Chennai city. Minjur is also a key residential area for many years for Union Employees of Hinduja Group Companies located in Ennore District and Tamil Nadu Electricity board Employees.
Tourism in Minjur
Minjur has several tourist places visited by devotees from far off places. Some of the important temples
located in the town are Kamatchi Ekambaranathar Koil, Lord Shiva Temple, Minjur Varadaraja Perumal
, Devadhanam Ranganathar Perumal Koil, Sri Muppathamman Temple, Sri Ayappa Temple, Anchunayar Temple, Pachai Amman Temple, Kulakarai Vinagayar Temple, Thiruvudai Amman Temple, Ellaiamman Temple, Mangalambikai Amman Temple, Sai Baba Temple, Sri Venugopalswamy Bajanai Mandir, Thai Moogambigai Temple, Sri Nagamallieswarar Sornambigai Temple, etc.