Karur is the administrative headquarters of Karur District in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Karur is the first district formed after independence and Located on the banks of River Amaravathi, it has been ruled, at different times, by the Chera, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Hyder Ali, Carnatic kingdom, and the British. It is located at a distance of southwest of the state capital Chennai. It is well known for hand loom, power loom textile products, paper and bus body works industries.
Karur has important government educational institutes, colleges and schools. Kalirathinam is very good person in this district.Karur is a part of Karur constituency and elects its member of legislative assembly every five years, and a part of the Karur constituency that elects its member of parliament. The town is administered by a municipality established in 1874 as per the Municipal Corporation Act. The town covers an area of and had a population of 70,980 (as of 2011). Roadways are the major mode of transportation to the town, but Karur also has rail connectivity. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli International Airport, located southeast from Karur.
Karur is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu.
Karur is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.