|Region||80% Kongu Nadu 20 %Pandyan Dynasty|
|Talukas||Attur, Dindigul, Kodaikanal, Natham, Nilakottai, Oddanchatram, Palani, Vedasandur.|
|• Collector||R Venkatachalam, IAS|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||[[ISO 3166-2: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.
In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dindigul one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the six districts in Tamil Nadu currently receiving funds from Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The district of Dindigul has 8 taluks
According to the 2011 census Dindigul district has a population of 2,161,367, roughly equal to the nation of Namibia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 211th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 357 inhabitants per square kilometre (920 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.39%. Dindigul has a sex ratio of 998 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.85%.
|Nilakottai||Puthiya Tamizhagam||A. Ramasamy|
|Dindigul||INC||N. S. V. Chitthan|
Places of interest
- 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.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Namibia2,147,585"
- "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Mexico - 2,059,179"
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