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Bargur is a selection-grade town panchayat in the Krishnagiri district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, that serves as the headquarters of Bargur taluk, one of the seven taluks in Krishnagiri district.[1]

Bargur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 12°32′33″N 78°21′26″E / 12.5425°N 78.3572°E / 12.5425; 78.3572Coordinates: 12°32′33″N 78°21′26″E / 12.5425°N 78.3572°E / 12.5425; 78.3572
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
RegionKongu Nadu
 • TypeState Assembly Constituency
 • BodyTown Panchayat and Taluk
 • Member of Legislative AssemblyC. Vee. Rajendaran (AIADMK)
 • MPA. Chellakumar (INC).
 • Total22.50 km2 (8.69 sq mi)
532 m (1,745 ft)
 • Total16,366
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
 • OfficialTamil
 • SpokenTelugu, Tamil, Kannada
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
635 104
Telephone code(91) 4343
Vehicle registrationTN-24


The town panchayat of Bargur was created on 1 November 1969 and was upgraded to a selection grade town panchayat on 14 February 1985.[2]


Bargur is spread over an area of 22.50 square kilometres (8.69 sq mi) of land in the northeast of Krishnagiri district, at 12°32′33″N 78°21′26″E / 12.5425°N 78.3572°E / 12.5425; 78.3572, at an average elevation of 532 metres (1,745 ft) above sea level.[3] It is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of Krishnagiri along National Highway 48, which runs through the town. State Highway 131 begins in Bargur and runs southeast to Tirupattur.[4]


As of 2011, there were 3,760 households in Bargur, which had a total population of 16,366 people. 8,316 (50.8%) of the population were male, while 8,050 (50.2%) were female. 1,810 children, about 11.1% of the town's population, were at or below the age of 6. 1,939 people in the town, about 11.8% of the population, were classified as Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes. 70.9% of the population were literate.[5] The official language of Bargur is Tamil, although Kannada and Telugu are also spoken, with Telugu speakers making up the plurality of the town's population as of 2001. In 2001, there were 6,621 Telugu speakers, 5,209 Tamil speakers, and 2,250 Kannada speakers in the town.[6]


Bargur is part of Bargur state assembly constituency, represented by C. Vee. Rajendaran of the AIADMK party. Bargur is part of Krishnagiri Lok Sabha constituency, which is represented in by A. Chellakumar of the Indian National Congress.[7]


  1. ^ "Krishnagiri District Map". 21 January 2021. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Bargur Final Report" (PDF). 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics Inc. – Bargur". 27 August 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Krishnagiri District Census Handbook (A)" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Krishnagiri District Census Handbook (B)" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Indian Census Library". Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  7. ^ "General elections to the 17th Lok Sabha, 2019 - List of members elected" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 30 May 2019. p. 27. Retrieved 30 January 2021.