Karur

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Karur () is a large town and a municipality in Karur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu situated on the banks of Amaravati. Karur district was formed on 30 September 1995 by trifurcating Tiruchirappalli district. It is the administrative headquarters of Karur District. Karur has a very long history and has been sung by various sangam poets. It has been the battleground of various Tamil Kings like Chera, Chola and Pandya because of its strategic location in Kongu Nadu (Coimbatore). The district has a very rich and varied cultural heritage. The district is made fertile by the perennial flows of the Kaveri River on the northern side(Thavittupalayam, Vangal, Muniyappanur, Kattalai (Where Kaveri River and Amaravati River is joingng) Mayanur, Kulithalai) and also the Amaravati, Nalkasi and Noyyal rivers. Its economy is mainly agrarian. Presently, the district is famous worldwide for its handloom products.

It is located 60 km to the South-East of Erode and 70 km to the West of Trichy, 100 km to the South of Salem, 140 km to the East of Coimbatore and 150 km to the North of Madurai.

It is the Major junction point of three Roadways connecting,

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Karur was carved out from the Western part of Tiruchirappalli District and Headquartered as...
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