Kolathur, Salem

Kolathur is a medium-sized town in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This is a beautiful town near the Cauvery River. The shops and Friday market in this area attract people from all villages in the vicinity.

Kolathur is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°31′N 77°27′E / 11.51°N 77.45°E / 11.51; 77.45Coordinates: 11°31′N 77°27′E / 11.51°N 77.45°E / 11.51; 77.45
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
RegionKongu Nadu
 • Total12,748
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04298
Vehicle registrationTN 27,52,93

Medical Laboratory: "New Bharath Medical Laboratory",Last 40 Years Good Service in Kolathur.

Medicals: PK Medical, kolathur. Vimala Medicals

Hospital, GPH Centre, Kolathur


  • Maari Amman Temple
  • Arulmigu Bhathrakaali Amman Temple
  • Arulmigu Veeramaathi Amman Temple
  • Periyaandichi Amman Temple
  • Om Sakthi Temple
  • Jalathumaari Amman Temple
  • Nageshwari Amman Temple
  • Murugar Temple
  • Arasumarathu Vinayagar Temple
  • Laxmivinayagar Temple
  • Vanathu Mariamman Temple


As of 2011 India census,[1] Kolathur is a Town Panchayat city in district of Salem, Tamil Nadu. The Kolathur city is divided into 15 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Kolathur Town Panchayat has population of 12,748 of which 6,513 are males while 6,235 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 1128 which is 8.85 % of total population of Kolathur (TP). In Kolathur Town Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 957 against state average of 996. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Kolathur is around 982 compared to Tamil Nadu state average of 943. Literacy rate of Kolathur city is 72.81 % lower than state average of 80.09 %. In Kolathur, Male literacy is around 80.64 % while female literacy rate is 64.62 %.

Work ProfileEdit

Out of total population, 5,566 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 3,722 were males while 1,844 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 5566 working population, 96.69 % were engaged in Main Work while 3.31 % of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.

Town AdministrationEdit

Kolathur Town Panchayat has total administration over 3,413 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorize to build roads within Kolathur Town Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.


  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.

Kolathur Population Census 2011 - https://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/803443-kolathur-tamil-nadu.html