Location of the
Sivagangai municipality is located at a distance of 35 km from Thirupathur
and 20 km from ManaMadurai
highway and it is situated at an altitude of +102.41 from the sea level. The
location of the town is latitude from N9° 43' to 10° 2' and longitude
from E 77° 47' to 78° 49'. The maximum temperature is 39°C and the minimum
temperature is 28° C . The average annual rain fall is 336.2mm.
Sivagangai Municipality is spread over an area of 6.97 sqkm with a
population of 40220 ( as per 2001census) .This is a
First grade Municipality and it is also District Head quarters. This municipality was
constituted as third grade municipality on 1.4.1965 and upgraded as First Grade Municipality from
22.5.1998 as per G.O.MS No 85 MA&WS dated 22.5.1998.
The five major roads namely to Madurai,Thiruppatur, ManaMadurai, Ilayangudi
road passing through Sivagangai town. All these road carry heavy traffic
leading to congestion in the city.
The maximum temperature during summer is 39°c and during winter it is 28°c.
The minimum temperature varies from 24.5°c to 26.0°c. The seasonal climate
conditions are moderate and the weather is uniformly salubrious.
The town gets major rainfall during the North East monsoon period. The
Annual normal rainfall varies from 336.2 mm . The average annual rainfall
being received in the town is 770 mm.
Nature of Soil
The major group of soils that are found in the town is red variety.