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Salem, Tamil Nadu

Native ameSalem (சேலம்)
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictSalem district
MayorS Soundappan (AIADMK)
Total Area36.3 sq mi (94 km2)
Altitude278 m
Total Population751438 (2001)
Density (pop.)8036/km2 (20813.2/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
VehicleTN-27, TN-30 and TN-54

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Salem ( ) is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Salem is located in the north central part of the state, about 340 km (211.3 mi) southwest of the state capital, Chennai. Salem is the fifth biggest city in Tamil Nadu in terms of size after Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai,and Tiruchirappalli respectively. The area of the city is 94 It is the Sixth Municipal Corporation and Urban agglomeration in Tamil Nadu after Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli and Tiruppur respectively.

Salem is a part of the Kongu Nadu, an ancient division of coimbatore Tamilakam comprising the western part of Tamil Nadu and is at the base of the popular tourist destination of Yercaud hills. There are also remote sites of beauty such as Kiliyur falls and Kavery peak.

The town is surrounded by hills on all sides: Nagaramalai to the north, Jarugumalai to the south, Kanjamalai to the west, and Godumalai to the east. It is divided by the river Thirumanimuthar in the main division. The fort area is the oldest part of the town.

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