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Salem, Tamil Nadu
Posted Date: 15-Jun-2010
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Suresh Kumar R
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This article gives few information about the City of Salem, Education in Salem, Economy of Salem and Tranportation facility of Salem
City of Salem, tamil Nadu
General Information about Salem
Location of Salem
- North Central part of Tamil Nadu
Region of Salem
- Kongu Region in Tamil Nadu
Mayor of Salem
- J.Rekha Priyadharshini (In 2010)
Pincode of Salem
STD code of Salem
Vehicle Registration number of Salem
- TN 27, TN 30 and TN 54
Website of Salem
Population of Salem
- 6,96,760 (As per 2001 census)
Male population of Salem
- 51% of total Population
Female Population of Salem
- 49% of total population
Literacy Rate of Salem
Male literacy rate of Salem
Female literacy rate of Salem
Salem is a
fifth largest city in TamilNadu
. The city of Salem is sourrounded by several hills.
Transportation in Salem
Salem is well connected by Road and Rail with other part of
Road transportation of Salem
Three important Highways
NH7, NH47 and NH68
pass through Salem.
Salem has 2 bus stands.
MGR Integrated Bus Terminus
- It is also called as
Central Bus terminus
. It is a new bus stand which has been built by TamilNadu Government. It is the
terminus for all the Mofussil buses
Town Bus Stand
- It is also called as
Old Bus Stand and Anna Bus Stand
. It operates buses in and around of Salem city.
Rail Transportation in Salem
Salem is one of the
Railway division in Southern Railway
. Salem division has 824km of length.
Six Railway routes
are merging in Salem Junction. So it is a
major junction point
in Southern india. All the trains from bangalore to Southern Tamil Nadu, Bangalore to Chennai, Chennai to Kerala, Coimbatore are passing through Salem. So Salem junction is always busy. Lot of trains are available to chennai.
AirPort in Salem
Salem Airport is located in
NH7 near to Omalur
. Right now Kingfisher Airlines alone operating flights from Salem to Chennai.
Number of Runways in Salem Airport
Capacity of Salem Airport
Runway length of Salem Airport
Education in Salem
Salem has very good number of educational institutions. Salem has the following educational institutions.
is located in Omalur. Periyar University was started functioning from 1997 onwards. All the
Arts and Science colleges
in and around Salem region are
affiliated to Periyar University
Vinayaka Mission Unversity
was established in the year of 2001.
3.170 years old Government Arts College
4.Government Medical College
5.Government College of Engineering was started in the year of 1966.
6.Sona College of Technology
Economy of Salem
Salem is famous for
Salem has numerous
textile, Steel, Automotive, Poultry and Sago industries
second largest Magnesite deposits
Salem is very
famous for Mangoes
. Salem exports mangoes to different countires.
Salem Steel Plant, Dalmia and TANMAG
are few industries in Salem.
Salem has large number of Cinema halls.In 1980s, Salem had around 30 theaters. But now Salem has only half of them.
Salem City is known as
Temples in Salem
Sevral Mariamman Temples, Alagirnathar Thirukovil, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, Kandashramam Temple, Kumaragiri Temple,Kailasanatha temple and Ayothiappattanam temple are the few famous temples in Salem.
Visiting Places near to Salem City
- This is
biggest dam in Tamil Nadu
which was built by British across the Cauveri River.
- Yercaud is
located in Servarayan Hills
. Yercaud is a beautiful hill station with pleasent climate. It is located
30KM away from the City of Salem
. Yercaud is the less expenisve hill station in India.
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