Elevation 493 m
Local time Sunday 2:33 PM
|State Tamil Nadu|
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Population 17,480 (2011)
|Weather 37°C, Wind E at 19 km/h, 18% Humidity|
Pennagaram (Tamil:பென்னாகரம்) is a panchayat town in Dharmapuri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Map of Pennagaram, Tamil Nadu
Pennagaram is located at 12.13°N 77.9°E / 12.13; 77.9. It has an average elevation of 493 metres (1617 feet). The famous tourist place Hogenakkal Falls, is 15 km from Pennagaram. Crocodile farm is available in Hogenakkal.
As of 2001 India census, Pennagaram had a population of 15,294. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Pennagaram has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 52%. In Pennagaram, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is very near (15 km) to Hogenakkal Falls, which is called India's Niagara.
Pennagaram assembly constituency is part of Dharmapuri (Lok Sabha constituency).