Valparai

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Valparai

வால்பாறை
town
Valparai
Valparai
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictCoimbatore
Government
 • Municipal ChairmanK. Balamurugan
Elevation
1,193 m (3,914 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total70,859
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
642127
Telephone code04253
Vehicle registrationTN 41

Valparai is a town in the district of Coimbatore of Tamil Nadu. Valparai is 100 km away from the district headquarters Coimbatore. Areas in Valparai are mostly owned by private tea companies and large forest areas.[1] It is a hill station, located 3500 feet(1100m) height above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats.

Earliest records say that in 1846 Ramasamy Mudaliar started a coffee plantation here. Later in 1864, the Karnatic coffee company started a coffee plantation in this area. In 1890, W.Wintil and Nordan bought this area from the Madras State Government (present Tamil Nadu) under the British Raj. Mr.Wintil deforested the forest areas in Valparai to cultivate tea and coffee.[2]

According to the 2011 census, Valparai has a population of 70,859 with sex ratio of 1013 per 1000 males and literacy rate 78.47%. 59.68% of the population consist of Scheduled Castes and 1.75% population of the Scheduled Tribes.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Valparai tea estates". The Hindu. 11 December 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. "Valparai Heavenly Hill Station". vanakkamindia.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.