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Bargur (also known as Barugur or Barguru) is a town panchayat in Krishnagiri district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The economy is dependent on important textile and Textile trading, mango cultivation and oriented processing industries.

Mini Surat
Bargur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°33′N 78°22′E / 12.55°N 78.37°E / 12.55; 78.37Coordinates: 12°33′N 78°22′E / 12.55°N 78.37°E / 12.55; 78.37
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeState Assembly Constituency
 • BodyTown Panchayat
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyV.RAJENDRAN(AIADMK)
533 m (1,749 ft)
 • Total16,366
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
635 104
Telephone code(91)4343
Vehicle registrationTN-24

Bargur (also known as Barguru) is one of the important textile market based urban centre in Northern Districts of Tamil Nadu State.Because of its textile markets it is called as Mini Surat. Bargur, a Selection Grade Town Panchayat located in Krishnagiri District, was constituted on 1969 by merging eight hamlets. Bargur Town spreads across an extent of 22.50 and it is divided into 15 wards. Bargur town is located along Chennai – Krishnagiri National Highway (NH – 46). The town is surrounded in all directions by small numerous hillocks. The town has gained its importance because of Mango, Coconut and Banana cultivation. Bargur is one of the main revenue block in the district and It has a total of 36 panchayat villages. Achamangalam Anchoor Balinayanapalli Bandaseemanor Batalapalli Belathottam Belavarthi Chinnamettrapalli Guruvinayanapalli Gutur Ikondakothapalli Jagadevi Jingalkathirampatti Kajeethgollahalli Kandikuppam Karakuppam Kurumber Theru Kondanayanapalli Kottagaram Kulampatti Madepalli Mahadevagollapalli Mallapadi Oppathavadi Orappam Palapalli Parandapalli Perugobanapalli Pochampalli Puliyampatti Singaralpatti Sollamalai Thadampatti Thogarapalli Valasagoundanoor Varattanapalli Veppalampatti



Bargur is located at 12°33′N 78°22′E / 12.55°N 78.37°E / 12.55; 78.37.[1] It has an average elevation of 533 m (1,749 ft).


As per the Census India 2011,

Number of Households 3,760
Population 16,366
Male Population 8,316 (50.81%)
Female Population 8,050 (49.19%)
Children Population 1,810
Sex-ratio 968
Literacy 70.87%
Male Literacy 76.18%
Female Literacy 65.38%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) % 1.27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) % 10.58%

Bargur has population of 16,366 of which 8,316 are males and 8,050 are females. The population of children between age 0-6 is 1,810 which is 11.06% of total population.The sex-ratio of Bargur is around 968 compared to 996 which is average of Tamil Nadu state. The literacy rate of Bargur is 70.87% out of which 76.18% males are literate and 65.38% females are literate. There are 10.58% Scheduled Caste (SC) and 1.27% Scheduled Tribe (ST) of total population in Bargur. [2]

Tamil is the official language and Telugu is the majorly spoken language in the town. As per 2001 census , Telugu speakers are 6,621 , Tamil speakers are 5,209, Kannada speakers are 2,250.[3]


There is a Government College of Engineering started on 9 September 1994 and housed temporarily in two buildings of the Government Polytechnic, Krishnagiri. It was later shifted in July 2000 to its own 50-acre (200,000 m2) campus in Bargur, located at latitude = 12.548°, longitude =78.334° on a site surrounded by hills on the National Highway 46 (NH46) about 10 km East from Krishnagiri and between Vaniyambadi and Krishnagiri and a Government Women's Arts and Science college at Bargur.


° Government Boys Higher Secondary school Bargur
° Government Girls Higher Secondary school Bargur
° Government Primary School Kurumber Theru
° Concordia higher secondary school Bargur
° Vailankanni Matriculation Higher Secondary School Bargur
° Kingsley Garden Matriculation Higher Secondary School Kandikuppam
° Selva Matriculation Higher Secondary School Madepalli
° St.Paul's Matriculation School
° St.Kanakadasa Matriculation Higher Secondary school Bargur

Peoples ProfileEdit

Out of total population, 6,404 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 4,694 were males while 1,710 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity of total 6404 working population, 77.62 % were engaged in Main Work while 22.38 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.


Bargur is well connected to various parts of India through several National Highways that include KrishnagiriRanipet NH 46, Puducherry–Krishnagiri NH 66. Bargur connects Krishnagiri to 3 different states i.e. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It connects Vellore district Thiruppattur, Vaniyampadi.
Nearest railway station is Jolarpet.


Bargur SIPCOTEdit

S.# Name of the Complex/Park Bargur Industrial Complex.
1. Location About 17 km from Krishnagiri.
2. Allottable area 606.16 acres
3. Area now available for allotment 455.49 acres
4. Connectivity
Nearest Railway Station Jolarpet 46 km
Nearest Airport Bangaluru 120 km

Major Industries(Foreign Companies)
1. M/s. Samalpatti Power Company P Ltd

2. M/s. Synergy Shakthi Renewable Energy Ltd

3. M/s. BM Continental Granites & Marbles Ltd



  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Bargur
  2. ^
  3. ^ "WELCOME TO CENSUS OF INDIA : Census India Library". Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  4. ^ Rain Gauge to be installed
  5. ^ Bargur Industrial Complex.