panchayat town

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 8°29′00″N 78°07′00″E / 8.4833°N 78.1167°E / 8.4833; 78.1167Coordinates: 8°29′00″N 78°07′00″E / 8.4833°N 78.1167°E / 8.4833; 78.1167
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thoothukudi
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 14,470
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 628151
Telephone code 04639
Vehicle registration TN69
Nearest city Thoothukudi
Sex ratio 1000 : 1018.58 /
Literacy 79%
Lok Sabha constituency Thoothukudi
Formerly with Tiruchendur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tiruchendur

Authoor is a panchayat town in Thoothukudi district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.



As of 2011, according to the India census,[1] Authoor has a population of 14,470. 50% of the population is male, while 50% is female. Authoor has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 82% and female literacy is 76%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Agriculture, water and natural resources

Many of the people of Authoor are farmers of betel leaf, banana and rice. The quality of betel leaf from Authoor is famous for its quality in Tamil Nadu. Authoor is also famous for the Thamirabarani river surrounding the town. The river provides a majority of the water used for irrigation in and around the area.

Authoor is a green town, surrounded by rice paddies and banana trees. The Thamirabarani River flows through the area, forming a big lake on one end. This makes the town a major attraction. The people of Authoor are generally well educated and is used as a marketplace for people in the immediate area.

Other temples

Sports and games

There are no specialized grounds for youngsters at Authoor dedicated to sports or games, but, during summer, lake dries out, forming a neat green ground for the local students to play cricket and other games. Additionally, there is a small ground near the Somanathar somasundari amman temple where men play,Football



Transport Services



See also


  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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