About AlanganallurAlanganallur is a small town located in the second largest district of Tamil Nadu (in terms of population) - Madurai. Alanganallur is one among the nine town panchayats of Madurai district, others being Elumalai, A.Vellalapatti, Harveypatti, Paravai, Thirunagar, Palamedu, Sholavandan, Vadipatti, Vilangudi, Peraiyur and T.Kallupatti. The Alanganallur town panchayat is the home base for the Alanganallur taluka and revenue block (thirty-seven panchayat villages in Madurai district).
The town is synonymous with jallikattu also known as eruthazhuvuthal or manju virattu as the town was the proud host of the famous bull taming sport played as a part of the 4-day long Pongal festival celebrations in the state. As a big let down to the local population of Alanganallur, the Supreme Court of India prohibited the jallikattu sport quoting the welfare issues of the animals. Even today, Alanganallur reminds of jallikattu sport to many as the most prominent sporting event of the region received hundreds of thousands of local, national and international visitors.
Geography of AlanganallurAlanganallur is 448 km away from Chennai (via NH45) and 16.3 km away from the district headquarters Madurai (via MDR227). The geographic coordinates of the town are 10°02'46 N 078°05'13 E. The average elevation of the town is 607 ft (185 m) above sea level.
Alanganallur town is bordered by the taluk of Madurai west in the east, taluk of Vadipatti in the west, taluk of Tirupparangunram in the north and taluk of Madurai east in the south. Some of the nearby towns and cities to Alanganallur town include Kalvelipatti, Ayyankottai, Vairavanatham, Alagapuri, Siruvalai, Vadipatti, Madurai, Thirumangalam, Sholavandhan, Madurai east, Madurai west and so on.
The climatic conditions of Alanganallur are hot and humid.
Average Temperature: 28.8 °C
Average Annual Rainfall: 840 mm
Driest Month: February
Wettest Month: October
Warmest Month: May
Coldest Month: January
Administration in AlanganallurThe Alanganallur town is administrated by the Alanganallur Town Panchayat, which come under the administrative ambit of the Directorate of Town Panchayats, Government of Tamil Nadu. The Alanganallur Town Panchayat is chaired by an elected executive officer/chairperson who is assisted by a set of bureaucrats. The governing body is responsible for offering effective public utility and other civic services to the town which include water supply, solid waste management, laying of roads, installation of street lights and so on.
Also, the town is divided into a number of administrative wards for which elections (ullatchi therthal) are conducted every five years. Each administrative ward is represented by an elected ward councillor. The designated town panchayat code of Alanganallur town panchayat is 297. It is exciting to mention that during the year 2014, Alanganallur town panchayat was adjudged the second best town panchayat in Tamil Nadu. The functionaries from the governing body accepted accolades from the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu during the Independence Day festivities at Fort St George, Chennai.
Important Contact Information:
Alanganallur Town Panchayat Office
Address: 1-1-66, Hospital Road, Alanganallur, Madurai Dist., Tamil Nadu
Pin Code: 625501
Phone Number: 04543 - 245725
Contact Information of Executive Officer of Alanganallur Town Panchayat
Mobile Number: +91-8883100503
Demographic Information of AlanganallurPopulation of Alanganallur (Census 2011): 12,331
Male Population: 6,286
Female Population: 6,045
Population of Children below age 0-6: 1,269
Population of Schedule Caste (SC): 2,025
Population of Schedule Tribe (ST): 16
Total Number of Literates: 8,707
Male Literates: 4,840
Female Literates: 3,867
Number of Households: 3,171
Quick Facts:State: Tamil Nadu
Geographic Coordinates: 10°02'46?N 078°05'13?E
Elevation: 607 ft
Official Language: Tamil
Postal Code: 625501
Telephone Code: 04543
Nearest Bus Station: Alanganallur Bus Stand
Nearest Railway Station: Sholavandan Railway Station (Station Code: SDN)
Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport (IATA: IXM, ICAO: VOMD)
Nearby Places of Interest:
Madurai - 16.3 km (via MDR227)
Kutladampatti Falls - 20.6 km (via Palamedu Road)
Dindigul - 53.4 km (via NH7)
Vaigai Dam - 70.6 km (via NH7)
Kumbakarai Falls - 74.3 km (via NH45)
Kodaikanal - 103 km (via Laws Ghat Road)
Pazhani - 107 km (via NH7 and Dindigul - Palani Road)
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