Welcome to Salem District Website
Salem is a Geologist’s paradise,surrounded by hills and the landscape dotted with hillocks.Salem has a vibrant culture dating back to the ancient Kongu Nadu. As a district, Salem has its significance in various aspects.The Geographical area of the district is 5237 Sq.Km. which lies between 11 14` and 12 53` North Latitute and 77 44` and 78 50` East Longitude.For Administrative pruposes the district has been divided into 4 Revenue Divisions, 13 Taluks, 44 Firkas and 655 Revenue Villages.For local arrangements, the district has been divided into 1 Municipal Corporation, 4 Municipalities, 20 Panchayat Unions and 385 Village Panchayats. The Salem Steel Plant was an ambitious project started with a view to utilise the locally available iron-ore from Kanchamalai to produce steel. This public sector company engaged in rolling out cast steel blacks into sheets of required dimensions by cold and hot extrusion methods. Mango fruits from Salem are enjoyed and much sought after, specially the variety Malgoa-which is the pride of Salem besides a number of other newly introduced hybrid varieties.Rope making is another major cottage industry.Yercaud is a popular summer resort in Salem, quite inexpensive yet exquisitely picturesque.