Thiruvannaamalai District

Tiruvannamalai District is known for eternal peace and divine with the proud possession of the sacred shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and Ashrams.

It had started functioning as a separate district from 30th September 1989, on bifurcation of the erstwhile North Arcot District.

Thiruvannaamalai town is the district headquarters. The district is divided into 6 Taluks/: Chengam, Thiruvannaamalai, Polur, Aarni, Vandavasi and Cheyyar. Aarani is famous for silk sarees.

The district had a population of 2,186,125 as of 2001. It is 18.33% urbanised. Thiruvannaamalai District has an area of 6,191 kmĀ². It is bounded on the north by Vellore District, on the east by Kanchipuram District, on the south by Villupuram District, and on the west by Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts.

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