Pudukkottai District was carved out of Tiruchirappalli and Thanjavur districts in January 1974. It is bounded by Tiruchirappalli district in the North and West, Sivaganga district in the South, Bay of Bengal in the East and Thanjavur district in the North East.
The city of Pudukkottai is the district headquarters. It is also known colloquially as Pudhugai.
At present, this district is composed of two Revenue Divisions, namely, Pudukkottai and Aranthangi and nine Taluks, namely, Kulathur, Illuppur, Alangudi, Pudukkottai, Gandarvakottai, Thirumayam, Aranthangi, Avudaiyrakoil and Manamelkudi. There are 765 Revenue Villages. The area of the district is 4663 Sq.Kms.
Web : http://pudukkottai.nic.in/