panchayat town

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 11°36′22″N 78°00′25″E / 11.606°N 78.007°E / 11.606; 78.007Coordinates: 11°36′22″N 78°00′25″E / 11.606°N 78.007°E / 11.606; 78.007
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Salem
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 10,629
Official Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 637502
Telephone code 0427
Vehicle registration TN-90
Sex ratio 99 /

Elampillai is a panchayat town in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is famous for the Powerloom textiles(Silk Sarees) and food item called "paniyaaram" in Tamil. Siddhar Kovil alias Kanjamalai is a famous temple in salem district,it is located about 5 km away from Elampillai.


Elampillai has an average elevation of 257 metres (843 feet). Kanjamalai hill is about 3 km from the Eastern side of the town.


As of the 2001 Indian census,[1] Elampillai had a population of 10,629. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Elampillai has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 66%. In Elampillai, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Elampillai's economy depends mainly on the textile industry. It serves as a hub for marketing textiles produced in the surrounding villages. Elampillai is famous for iron ore containing Banded Magnetite Quartzite rocks. Elampillai is famous for traditional and fancy sarees. Elampillai has nearly 10 banks with in 1 km surrounding, it is one of the industry cum marketing city to pay more tax to government.


  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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