Ancestor worship at Kotagiri
Nickname(s): KTG
Coordinates: 11°26′N 76°53′E / 11.43°N 76.88°E / 11.43; 76.88Coordinates: 11°26′N 76°53′E / 11.43°N 76.88°E / 11.43; 76.88
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District The Nilgiris
Elevation 1,793 m (5,883 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 29,184
  Official Badaga, Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
This Kotagiri village has only 16 houses

Kotagiri is a Panchayat town in The Nilgiris District[1] in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu (. Kotagiri is situated at an elevation of around 1793m above sea level.

Kotagiri is located at 11°26′N 76°53′E / 11.43°N 76.88°E / 11.43; 76.88.[2] It has an average elevation of 1793 meters (5882 ft).It was supposed to have the second best climate in Tamil Nadu.


As of 2011 India census,[3] Kothagiri town Panchayat has population of 28,207 of which 13,607 are males while 14,600 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 2340 which is 8.30% of total population of Kotagiri (TP). In Kotagiri Town Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 1073 against state average of 996. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Kotagiri is around 945 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Kotagiri city is 86.79% higher than state average of 80.09%. In Kotagiri, Male literacy is around 93.55% while female literacy rate is 80.57%. Majority of people speak Tamil (தமிழ்) as their first language.

Villages in Kothagiri Town Panchayat

# Villages Administrative Division Population
1 Aracode Kotagiri 781
2 Denad Kotagiri 8,284
3 Hallimoyar Kotagiri 225
4 Jackanarai Kotagiri 4,602
5 Kadinamala Kotagiri 407
6 Kallampalayam Kotagiri 1,691
7 Kengarai Kotagiri 6,820
8 Kodanad Kotagiri 4,153
9 Kokkode Kotagiri 147
10 Konakarai Kotagiri 7,511
11 Kotagiri Kotagiri 7,952
12 Naduhatty Kotagiri 10,278
13 Nandipuram Kotagiri 172
14 Nedugula Kotagiri 13,071

Educational institutions


  1. OOTY, Jeevaraj, Srikanth, NIC. "Home: District of The Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India". nilgiris.nic.in. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  2. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kotagiri
  3. "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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