Ariyalur district

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Ariyalur district
அரியலூர் மாவட்டம்
10th Century Chola monument at Gangaikondacholapuram
10th Century Chola monument at Gangaikondacholapuram
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11°08′13″N 79°04′33″E / 11.13704°N 79.075821°E / 11.13704; 79.075821Coordinates: 11°08′13″N 79°04′33″E / 11.13704°N 79.075821°E / 11.13704; 79.075821
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Ariyalur
Municipalities Ariyalur, Jayankondam
Blocks Andimadam, Ariyalur, Jayankondam, Sendurai, T.Palur, Thirumanur
Town Panchayats Udayarpalayam, Varadharajanpettai
Headquarters Ariyalur
Talukas Ariyalur, Sendurai, Udayarpalayam
 • Collector Mr.E.Saravanavelraj I.A.S..
 • Superintendent Of Police Mr. Ziaul Haque, IPS
 • Total 1,949.31 km2 (752.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 752,481
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Official Tamil, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-61
Nearest city Tiruchirappalli
Vidhan Sabha constituency Ariyalur, Jayankondam
World Heritage Site Gangaikondacholapuram

Ariyalur is an administrative district in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The district headquarters are located at Ariyalur. The district occupies an area of 1,949.31 km² and had a population of 752,481 As per the 2011 census.

The Ariyalur district was carved out of Perambalur district on January 1, 2001 during the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) regime. But, it was merged with the Perambalur district by the subsequent All India Anna Dravid Munnetra Kazhagam rule on March 31, 2002 on economic grounds. Ariyalur district reborned on Friday November 23, 2007 and Rural Development and Local Administration Minister M K Stalin will formally inaugurate that 31st district of the State in a function to be held at the ITI playground in Ariyalur.

The district is bordered by the districts of Cuddalore in the north and north-east, Nagapattinam in the east, Thanjavur in the south and south-east, Tiruchirapalli in the south-west and Perambalur in the west. The district has a total of 16 police stations.

It is famous for its cement industries in and around it. This is possible due to its immense limestone store which is the potential raw material for cement industries. In particular the Arasu cements, the Birla cements, the Sakthi cements, the Dalmia cements, the Tamil Nadu cements, Chettinad Cements etc. are situated in Ariyalur. So Ariyalur is one of the busiest transport cities. It is also familiar for the Kaliyaperumaal Temple situated at 5 km from Ariyalur. The famous Kangaikonda cholapuram is situated near to it. This town is famous for the temple which was built by the King Rajendra Cholan of Chola Empire. The King Rajendra Cholan is the son of Rajaraja Cholan who built Tanjore Temple.

This district has huge reserves of lignite.

As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Tamil Nadu (out of 32), after Perambalur and Nilgiris.[2]


According to the 2011 census Ariyalur district has a population of 752,481,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Guyana[3] or the US state of Alaska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 491st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 387 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,000 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.19%.[2] Ariyalur has a sex ratio of 1016 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 71.99%.[2]


  1. ^ "2011 Census of India" (Excel). Indian government. 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Guyana 744,768" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. " Alaska 710,231" 

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