Perambalur at a Glance

Air : Nearest Airport is in Trichy, about 100 km from Perambalur.

Rail : Nearest Railway stations are Ariyalur and Sendurai. Ariyalur 28 km., Sendurai 32 km from Perambalur

Road : Road network connected to Trichy, Cuddalore, Ariyalur. SETC Bus services available to all southern parts.

Area : 1,752
Population : 4,86,971 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 951.1 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 38C Min : 24C
STD Code : 04328
258 Km from Chennai


Perambalur was bifurcated from the erstwhile composite Trichy district and was formed on 1st November 1995. The district is bounded by Cuddalore district in the North. Thanjavur in the East and Namakkal and Tiruchirappalli districts in the West. In April 18, 2002 the district was merged with Ariyalur Distrrict. And again the Ariyalur district was carved out on 23rd November 2007. The taluks are Perambalur, Kunnam and Veppanthattai.

The district lies in the Southern plateau & hill zone of Agro-climate regional planning with characteristics of semi-arid climate. The soil is predominantly red loamy and black soil. Cauvery is the major river flowing in the region and the composite district has a canal system covering just 47 km stretch and ayacut of 11,610 ha. The ground water resource through tubewells and wells contribute nearly 68% of irrigated area command.

The district is fairly rich in mineral deposits. Celeste, Lime Stone, Shale, Sand Stone, Canker and Phosphate nodules occur at various places in the district. A good deal of building stone is quarried in Perambalur, Kunnam and Veppanthattai Taluks.

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