Tinnevely District (Madras Presidency)

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Tinnevely district was one of the districts in the erstwhile Madras Presidency of British India. It covered the area of the present-day districts of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Theni in Tamil Nadu.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1901, Tinnevely had a population of 2,059,607 with a significant number of Muslims and Christians.

Administration[edit]

There were four municipalities: Tinnevely, Srivilliputtur, Tuticorin and Palayamcottah.

Taluks[edit]

  • Ambasamudram (Area:481 square miles (1,250 km2); Headquarters: Ambasamudram)
  • Nanguneri (Area:730 square miles (1,900 km2); Headquarters: Nanguneri)
  • Ottapidaram (Area:1,072 square miles (2,780 km2); Headquarters: Ottapidaram)
  • Sankaranarayanankoil (Area:770 square miles (2,000 km2); Headquarters: Sankaranarayanankoil)
  • Sattur (Area:560 square miles (1,500 km2); Headquarters: Sattur)
  • Srivaikuntam (Area:542 square miles (1,400 km2); Headquarters: Srivaikuntam)
  • Srivilliputtur (Area:585 square miles (1,520 km2); Headquarters: Srivilliputtur)
  • Tenkasi (Area:481 square miles (1,250 km2); Headquarters: Tenkasi)
  • Tinnevely (Area:328 square miles (850 km2); Headquarters: Tinnevely)