Place:Mettur, Tamil Nadu, India

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NameMettur
Alt namesMettūrsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-110
TypeCity or town
Coordinates11.883°N 77.85°E
Located inTamil Nadu, India
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Mettur is an industrial and tourism town located in the Salem district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is best known for the Mettur Dam.

Mettur is known for its huge dam, power, chemicals and aluminium. The maximum percentage of water requirements for irrigation in Tamil Nadu depends on the Mettur Dam. Usually the dam opens in June every year for irrigation in the Kaveri Delta. Mettur is one of the sources of electricity for Tamil Nadu. The Mettur Thermal Power Station acts as a base load power station for the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.

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