One of South India’s great temple towns, Madurai is the administrative headquarters of the Madurai district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Due to its antiquity and great historical importance, Madurai is also referred to as the Athens of the East.
Madurai is a key industrial and educational hub in Tamil Nadu. The city is home to various textiles, automobile, chemical, rubber, and granite manufacturing industries. Having developed as a tier-II city for information technology (IT), quite a few software companies have started operations in Madurai.
Geographically, the city of Marudai lies on the flat and fertile plain of the river Vaigai, southeast of the Western Ghats. Clay loam is the main soil type in Madurai, while red loam and black cotton types are also prevalent in the outer regions of the city.
The strong industrial sector in Marudai attracts many people from across the country. The location of the city and the presence of a large number of schools, colleges, offices, and hospitals make Madurai a great place to live in. Therefore, there is a constant demand for housing and land in Marudai.
Stats And Facts
The population of Madurai, as per the provisional reports of the 2011 census, is 10,16,885. The urban/metropolitan population, on the other hand, is 14,62,420.
As per the census 2011 reports, Madurai has a near-ideal sex ratio of 997 per 1000 males. The city also boasts of an impressive child sex ratio of 956 per 1000 boys.
The same reports indicate a remarkable average literacy rate in the city, at 91.42%.
The city of Madurai is known by many names, including Koodal, Naanmadakoodal, Malligai Maanagar, and Thirualavai.
The region has rich black soil, which is the primary cause for the flourishing agriculture scene in the region.
Madurai is one of the few rubber-growing areas in South India with many rubber-based industries being based in the city.
One of the ancient cities of India, Madurai ranks top among historical places in Tamil Nadu.
The city is constructed in the shape of a lotus and hence, it is often called the Lotus City. It is also called as the Temple City due to the large number of temples located in the region.
Agriculture, Textiles, And Tourism
Although Madurai is chiefly an agrarian society, the textile and tourism industries have been contributing significantly to the local economy.
Madurai has a thriving flower industry. Jasmine is a case in point. It is exported to Middle East where they are mostly used in perfumes.
Software services have also been growing rapidly in this region. Reputed companies like Honeywell Technologies, HCL, Satyam, Oracle, and many others are located here.
The government of Tamil Nadu has proposed two IT-Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the city of Madurai.
By air, Madurai connects to major Indian cities like Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata, and international destinations like Sri Lanka and Dubai. Air India, SpiceJet, and Jet Airways are the carriers that operate from Madurai. The Madurai Airport is located just 12 km from the city.
Four National Highways, namely NH-7, NH-45B, NH-208, and NH-49, pass through the city. The state highways passing through the city are SH-33, SH-72, SH-72A, SH-73, and SH-73A. Through the national and state highways, Madurai is connected across India.
Madurai has excellent rail connectivity. It holds the distinction of being the second largest revenue division in Southern Railway after the Chennai division. A number of super fast trains from Madurai connect to most major cities in India like Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Vijayawada, Calcutta, Nagpur, and Bhopal.
All Localities in Madurai
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