is a panchayat town
in Salem district
in the state of Tamil Nadu
Gangavalli is located at . It has an average elevation of 292 metres
Gangavalli is probably named after the the Western Ganga Dynasty
. There were 2 major forces ruling in the neighborhood, Aragalur
(Nadu Nadu of Magadai Mandalam
) and Thedavur
. Gangavalli in the recent days has been split from Attur
taluk to make its own taluk.
As of 2001
, Gangavalli had a population of 10,584. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Gangavalli has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 51%. In Gangavalli, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Gangavalli is one of the taluk in Salem district since 2000 but it does not have its own taluk office or any other important office here.