Districts

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Tamil Nadu is divided into 38 districts, each with its own administrative and political units. Here is a brief description of the districts of Tamil Nadu:

Ariyalur - known for its rich cultural heritage
Chennai - the capital city of Tamil Nadu, with numerous educational institutions and cultural landmarks
Coimbatore - known for its textile industries and engineering colleges
Cuddalore - known for its scenic beaches and historic temples
Dharmapuri - known for its horticulture and agricultural industries
Dindigul - known for its temples, fortresses, and spicy biryani
Erode - known for its textile industries and educational institutions
Kanchipuram - known for its silk sarees and ancient temples
Kanyakumari - known for its pristine beaches and Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Karur - known for its handloom industries and educational institutions
Krishnagiri - known for its granite quarries and tourist destinations
Madurai - known for its historic temples, cultural festivals, and Jallikattu
Nagapattinam - known for its historic seaport and temples
Namakkal - known for its educational institutions and poultry industries
Perambalur - known for its agricultural industries and natural reserves
Pudukkottai - known for its historic forts and palaces
Ramanathapuram - known for its historic temples and beach resorts
Salem - known for its textile and steel industries
Sivaganga - known for its historic temples and fortresses
Thanjavur - known for its historic temples, art, and culture
Theni - known for its scenic beauty and eco-tourism destinations
Thoothukudi - known for its seaport and industries
Tiruchirappalli - known for its historic temples, educational institutions, and industries
Tirunelveli - known for its historic temples, eco-tourism destinations, and agro-industries
Tiruppur - known for its textile industries and exports
Tiruvallur - known for its industrial and educational institutions
Tiruvannamalai - known for its historic temples and natural beauty
Tiruvarur - known for its historic temples and seaport
Vellore - known for its educational institutions and healthcare facilities
Viluppuram - known for its scenic lakes and waterfalls
Virudhunagar - known for its fireworks and match industries
Chengalpattu - known for its industrial and agricultural industries
Ranipet - known for its leather industries
Tenkasi - known for its scenic beauty and eco-tourism destinations
Tirupathur - known for its historic temples and natural beauty
Kallakurichi - known for its agricultural industries and natural beauty
Mayiladuthurai - known for its scenic rivers and historic temples
Kanyakumari - known for its pristine beaches and Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

All Districts of TamilNadu are listed here with their respective websites.

  • Sivaganga District : The city of Sivaganga is the district headquarters.The district occupies an area of 4086 kmĀ² and has a population of 1,155,356.
  • Viluppuram District : Viluppuram (also Villupuram and Vizhupuram) came into existence on 30 September 1993 when it was created out of South Arcot district.
  • Karur District : The main town in Karur District is the city of Karur.
  • Nagapattinam District : Nagapattinam District is a coastal district of Tamil Nadu state. The town of Nagapattinam is the district headquarters.
  • Cuddalore District : Cuddalore District is bounded on the north by Viluppuram District, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Nagapattinam District, and on the west by Perambalur District.
  • Namakkal District : Namakkal District is a newly created district from Salem and functioning with effect from 1-1-1997.
  • Chennai district : Chennai is the capital city of the State, besides being an important district.
  • Kanyakumari District : With an area of 1672 sq.km. it occupies 1.29% of the total extent of Tamil Nadu. It ranks first in literacy among other districts in Tamil Nadu.
  • Virudhunagar District : Virudhunagar is the district headquarters.It had a population of 1,751,301 as of 2001.
  • Dindigul District : Dindigul District was carved out of Madurai District in the year 1985. Dindigul District is famous for its lock and tannery industries.