Kaniyur, Tamil Nadu

Kaniyur is a suburb of palani which is also a town panchayat in Tirupur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kaniyur is also called Dravida Iyakkathin Thotti. It is one of the 'K' villages located near to [Udmelpettai].

Kaniyur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Kaniyur is located in India
Kaniyur (India)
Coordinates: 10°36′40″N 77°22′49″E / 10.6111°N 77.3804°E / 10.6111; 77.3804Coordinates: 10°36′40″N 77°22′49″E / 10.6111°N 77.3804°E / 10.6111; 77.3804
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
Railway DivisionMadurai
 • Total6,180
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code+91-4252
Vehicle registrationTN 78

It is located on the banks of the Amaravathi River in Tirupur District. Kaniyur had a Sivan temple. It was an ancient period temple( approx. 1200AD). Kaniyur has an old mosque which was 128-years-old in 2015.

Agriculture is the main occupation of people. Sugar cane, rice, vethala kodikal are the main crops in Kaniyur.

Kaniyur is the junction of many villages to connect the town of Udumalpet, Dharapuram, Kadathur, Keeranur, Madathukulam and Palani.

Sri Venkatakrishna School celebrated its 100th year recently. Krishna Yajur Veda Padasala is in this village. President Abdul Kalam has visited this school.

Several Leaders of the Dravidian movement have been born in this town namely K.A. Murugesan, K. A. Mathialagan and K. A. Krishnasamy.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kaniyur had a population of 15,200. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Kaniyur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Kaniyur, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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