Geography of Madurai

The geography of Madurai comprises of its location, altitude and area. This religious city falls within its namesake district, Madurai, and also acts as the district headquarters. The city of Madurai is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. It is located between 9.93º North Longitude and 78.12º East Latitude. The city lies at an altitude of 330 feet or 101 meters above sea level. This religious town of Tamil Nadu stretches over an area of 22.6 square kilometers.

Famous for the Meenakshi temple, the city of Madurai is bordered by three hills. These hills are known as the Yanaimalai which mean an elephant, Nagamalai meaning snake and Pasumalai which stands for cow.

Madurai is a land-locked city and is located in the vicinity of a number of famous cities and towns. Some of the famous nearby towns are Anaiyur, Aruppukottai, Avaniyapuram, Bodinayakanur, Chinnamanur, Cumbum, Devakottai, Dindigul, Karaikudi, Kodaikanal, Melur, Paramakudi, Periyakulam, Palani, Rajapalayam, Rameswaram, Sattur, Sivakasi, Srivilliputhur, Sivagangai, Thirumangalam, Thirupparankundran, Usilampatti and Virudhunagar.

Last Updated on: 7/05/2013



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