Salem, Tamil Nadu

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

Name - 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 - 636xxx
STD code of Salem - 0427
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 - 77%
Male literacy rate of Salem - 82%
Female literacy rate of Salem - 72%

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 Southern India.

Road transportation of Salem

Three important Highways NH7, NH47 and NH68 pass through Salem.
Salem has 2 bus stands.

1.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.
2.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 - 1
Capacity of Salem Airport - 50
Runway length of Salem Airport - 6000ft

Education in Salem

Salem has very good number of educational institutions. Salem has the following educational institutions.
1. Periyar University 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.
2.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 Silver anklets.
Salem has numerous textile, Steel, Automotive, Poultry and Sago industries.
Salem has second largest Magnesite deposits in India.
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 "Mango City".

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

Mattur Dam - This is biggest dam in Tamil Nadu which was built by British across the Cauveri River.
Yercaud - 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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