panchayat town

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 11°41′29″N 78°24′29″E / 11.69139°N 78.40806°E / 11.69139; 78.40806Coordinates: 11°41′29″N 78°24′29″E / 11.69139°N 78.40806°E / 11.69139; 78.40806
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Salem
Population (2001)
  Total 16,121
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 636115
Telephone code +914292
Vehicle registration TN-77

Vazhapadi (also Valapady and Valappadi) is a panchayat town in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.Former union minister k.Ramamurthy was born in vazhapadi. He served as Union Minister of Petroleum as part of NDA government under Atal Behari Vajpayee.He is widely known as (Valappadiyar) Vazhappady K. Ramamurthy.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Valappadi had a population of 16,121. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Valappadi has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 57%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. It produces coconut, tomatoes. NH 68 which connects Chennai and Vazhapadi with Salem, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and chinnasalem to tirupathi bus available at ( 5.30pm and 8 pm at chinnasalem, 5.20am at tirupathi) and the cities around. The highway is heavily travelled, so it will be expanded to four lanes in an expansion project taking place between 2008–2010, and a bypass will skirt Vazhapadi to ease the congestion.Railway station also is there.


  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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