Karur District, once a part of Coimbatore District was merged and later bifurcated from Thiruchirappalli District. It is bounded by Namakkal District in the north, Dindugal District in the South, Thiruchirappali District in the east and Erode District in the west. The city of Karur is the district headquarters.
The District is located along Cauvery and Amaravathi Rivers, at a distance of 410 kilometers from Chennai. Karur is rich in mineral deposits and is famous for the production and export of textiles and handlooms. The economy of Karur District is supported by agriculture, home textiles, paper production, petroleum, bus body building, cement, and sugar production.