Erode at a Glance
 

Air : The nearest airport is in Coimbatore. Its about 89 km from Erode.

Rail : Erode can be reached by rail from all important cities. Erode Junction is located in the prime rail route from kerala state.The next immediate stations are located at Salem, Tiruppur and Karur.

Road : Main Road Highways NH 47, NH 67

Area : 8,209 sq.km
Population : 25,81,500 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 687.5 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 37C Min : 20C
STD Code : 0424
400 Km from Chennai

 

Erode city is administrated by Erode Municipal Corporation. It also serves as the headquarters of the district with the same name. The city has one Member of Parliament representing the Gobi constituency. The city is headed by a Mayor, under whom are the Deputy Mayor and several councillors elected by people representing administrative wards; as well as a Corporation Commissioner of the rank of IAS to administer the city.

The District court is the highest court of appeal in Erode. The city has seen moderate to high development in spite of funds  constraint.

Until now the citys police force is headed by Superintendent of police(SP), which will be soon replaced by City Police Commissioner in the grade of Inspector General(IG) of Police.

In the sangam periods Erode was the part of Kongu Nadu. The pilgrimage centres Bannari Amman Temple at Bannari and Sangameswarar Temple at the confluence of rivers Bhavani and Cauvery located at Bhavani have spiritual importance in this District. Bhavanisagar dam attract tourists and Lower Bhavani Project plays major role in the Irrigation sector.

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