Dindigul district

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Dindigul district
திண்டுக்கல் மாவட்டம்
Thinntikkal district
District
Poomparai village, Kodaikanal
Poomparai village, Kodaikanal
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°21′14.4″N 77°59′6″E / 10.354000°N 77.98500°E / 10.354000; 77.98500Coordinates: 10°21′14.4″N 77°59′6″E / 10.354000°N 77.98500°E / 10.354000; 77.98500
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
Division Madurai
Region 80% Kongu Nadu 20 %Pandyan Dynasty
Municipal Corporations Dindigul
Headquarters Dindigul
Talukas Attur, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, Natham, Nilakottai, Oddanchatram, Palani, Vedasandur.
Government
 • Collector R Venkatachalam, IAS
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,159,775
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 624xxx
Telephone code 0451
ISO 3166 code [[ISO 3166-2:IN|]]
Vehicle registration TN-57[1]
Largest city Dindigul
Central location: 10°21′N 77°59′E / 10.350°N 77.983°E / 10.350; 77.983
Website dindigul.nic.in

Dindigul district is an administrative region in the south of Tamil Nadu, India. The district was carved out of Madurai District in 1985. It has an area of 6266.64 km2 and comprises three Revenue Divisions, eight Taluks, and 14 Panchayat Unions. The district is bound by the Erode, Tirupur, Karur, and Trichy districts in the north, the Sivaganga and Tiruchi districts in the east, the Madurai district in the south, and the Theni and Coimbatore districts and the state of Kerala in the west. As of 2011, the district had a population of 2,159,775 with a sex-ratio of 998 females for every 1,000 males.

Economy[edit]

In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dindigul one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the six districts in Tamil Nadu currently receiving funds from Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Divisions[edit]

The district of Dindigul has 8 taluks

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census, Dindigul district had a population of 2,159,775 with a sex-ratio of 998 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 216,576 were under the age of six, constituting 111,955 males and 104,621 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 20.95% and .37% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the district was 68.61%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The district had a total of 560,773 households. There were a total of 1,105,155 workers, comprising 155,332 cultivators, 388,725 main agricultural labourers, 25,253 in house hold industries, 393,707 other workers, 142,138 marginal workers, 10,073 marginal cultivators, 79,234 marginal agricultural labourers, 5,576 marginal workers in household industries and 47,255 other marginal workers.[4]

Politics[edit]

Assembly
Constituency
Political
Party
Elected
Representative
Palani AIADMK K.S.N Venugopalu
Oddanchatram DMK R. Sakkarapani
Nilakottai Puthiya Tamizhagam A. Ramasamy
Natham AIADMK R. Viswanathan
Dindigul CPI(M) K. Balabharathy
Athoor DMK I. Periasamy
Vedasandur AIADMK S. Palanisamy
Lok Sabha
Constituency
Political
Party
Elected
Representative
Dindigul INC N. S. V. Chitthan
Lake in Kodaikanal, the most famous tourist destination in the district
Palani Hills en route Kodaikanal

Places of interest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.tn.gov.in
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Dindigul district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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