Kadayanallur is a First Grade Municipal town located in Tirunelveli District. The town is located on the foot of the Western Ghat in the east and has slope from west to east. It lies at 9.05” Northern Latitude and 77-22 on the eastern longitude.
The town is having an area of 52.25 Sq.Kms. The town is situated about 16 Kms. on the North of Tenkasi and 47 Kms. on the south of Rajapalayam. The N.H. 208 Quilon – Thirumangalam passes through this town. Kadayanallur is the second largest town in the Tirunelveli District. The town is general is having a dry climate except during the monsoon periods.
The mast important commodities such as Handloom clothes, matches also fiber and mud-pots are being manufactured in the town.
Event of Kadayanallur growth :
1966 Upgraded as IIIrd Grade Municipality from Kadayanallur Panchayat Board
1973 Karuppanathi Drinking water supply scheme commenced
1975 Constitution of LPA
1987 Upgraded to Grade II Municipality
1999 Commissioning of Tamirabarani combined water supply scheme
2008 Upgraded to Grade I Municipality
Demographic Characteristics :
Population Growth Trends The average decade variation of population from 1951 to 1991 is calculated as 16.08%. The size of population of the Kadayanallur town in 1951 was 38060 and it increased to 75612 during 2001 Census.