|Nickname(s): MANGO CITY (மாம்பழநகரம்)|
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
|Coordinates: 12°07′34″N 78°09′14″E / 12.1260°N 78.154°ECoordinates: 12°07′34″N 78°09′14″E / 12.1260°N 78.154°E|
|Founded by||Adhiyaman Nedumanangi|
|• Type||Selection Grade Municipality|
|• Body||Dharmapuri Municipality|
|Elevation||469 m (1,539 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Dharmapuri is a city and the administrative headquarters of Dharmapuri district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Dharmapuri which came into existence from 02.10.1965 is suituated in north western corner of Tamil Nadu city is located at just 126 kilometres from Bangalore ,220 kilometres from coimbatore,265 kilometres from Mysore,300kilometres from Chennai. It is located between latitudes N 11 47’ and 12 33’ and longitudes E 77 02’ and 78 40’. The total geographical area of Dharmapuri District is 4497.77 km2, i.e. 3.46% of Tamil Nadu.
Dharmapuri is situated in the northwestern corner of Tamil Nadu and is bounded by vytla Hills on the east, Nallampalli taluk on the South, Palacode taluk on the north and the Pennagaram taluk on the west. It is located between latitudes N 11 47’ and 12 33’ and longitudes E 77 02’ and 78 40’. The total geographical area of Dharmapuri district is 4497.77 km² which is 3.46% of Tamil Nadu. Dharmapuri was called Thahadoor when King Adhiyaman ruled the Kongu Nadu. Adhiyaman Kottai is available on salem highway. so many temples build in the period when Adhiyaman ruled. There is a subway from Adhiyaman kottai temple to Dharmapuri Kottai temple. Dharmapuri is located on one of the geographically important area in south India. It is 130 km away from Bangalore city and 300 km from State Capital Chennai. All the corporations in Tamilnadu except Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli lies within 300 km from Dharmapuri. Neighboring states cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Tumkur, Chittoor, Tirupathi, Thrissur, Palakkad, Puducherry also lie within a 300 km radius.
The climate is generally normal and warm condition . The summer period of March, April, May and June reaching a maximum temperature of up to 38 °C . The temperatures drop in December and the low temperatures continue up to February, touching a minimum of 12 °C in January. The district has an average annual rainfall of 895.56 mm. The tropical forests here generally have short shrubs and thorned-plants.
According to 2011 census, Dharmapuri had a population of 68,619 with a sex-ratio of 1,013 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 6,759 were under the age of six, constituting 3,470 males and 3,289 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 6.92% and .14% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 77.08%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The city had a total of 17136 households. There were a total of 26,943 workers, comprising 606 cultivators, 427 main agricultural labourers, 1,052 in house hold industries, 22,566 other workers, 2,292 marginal workers, 54 marginal cultivators, 77 marginal agricultural labourers, 213 marginal workers in household industries and 1,948 other marginal workers.
- Government Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital in Dharmapuri.
- Government College of Engineering in Harur Highway.
- Government College of Arts and Science near Collectrate.
- Periyar University College of Arts and Science in Papparappatti and Harur.
Dharmapuri is well connected by major National highway NH-7.Commonly called North-South corrider which originates frin Varanasi and terminates at Kannyakumari Passes through the district.
Dharmapuri is well connected by southern western Railway. It is undertaken by Bengaluru Division.
The nearest International airport is Kempegowda international Airport .Located in bengaluru at a distance of 162km. Salem Airport is 38km from Dharmapuri
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Dharmapuri". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.