Sankagiri

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Sankagiri
சங்ககிரி
Coordinates: 11°29′N 77°52′E / 11.48°N 77.87°E / 11.48; 77.87Coordinates: 11°29′N 77°52′E / 11.48°N 77.87°E / 11.48; 77.87
state_name Tamil Nadu
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,402
postal_code 637301
area_telephone 914283

Sankagiri or Sankari (Tamil: சங்ககிரி) is a panchayat town. It is in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It is on the National highway 47.

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Entrance of Sankagiri Fort

Sankagiri Fort is a historical fort. It is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Sankagiri Fort was built in the 15th century. It was built by the Vijayanagar empire. It has 14 fort walls built on and around a hill. The last phase of these walls were built by the British.