|Coordinates: 10°21′14.4″N 77°59′6″E / 10.354000°N 77.98500°E|
|Founded by||M. G. Ramachandran|
|• District Collector||S. Visakan, IAS|
|• Superintendent of Police||V. R. Srinivasn, IPS|
|• Total||6,266 km2 (2,419 sq mi)|
|• Density||340/km2 (890/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||ISO 3166-2:IN|
|Central location:||10°21′N 77°59′E / 10.350°N 77.983°E|
Dindigul District is one of the 38 districts in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Dindigul District is the second largest district in Tamil Nadu by area after Thiruvannamalai District. The district was carved out of Madurai District in 1985. It has an area of 6266.64 km2 and comprises 3 revenue divisions, 10 taluks, and 14 panchayat unions. The district is bound by Tiruppur district in the northwest, Karur district in the north, Tiruchirappalli district in the northeast, Madurai and Theni districts in the south, and Idukki district of Kerala to 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.
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).
|Religions in Dindigul district (2011)|
|Other or not stated||0.25%|
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. 37.41% of the population lived in urban areas. 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 0.37% of the population, respectively. The average literacy of the district was 68.61%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. 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.
At the time of the 2011 census, 91.52% of the population spoke Tamil, 5.45% Telugu and 1.69% Kannada as their first language.
|Dindigul district||127||Palani||I. P. Senthil Kumar||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||SPA|
|128||Oddanchatram||R. Sakkarapani||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||SPA|
|129||Athoor||I. Periyasamy||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||SPA|
|130||Nilakottai (SC)||S. Thenmozhi||All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||NDA|
|131||Natham||Natham R. Viswanathan||All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||NDA|
|132||Dindigul||Dindigul C. Sreenivaasan||All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||NDA|
|133||Vedasandur||S. Gandhirajan||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||SPA|
Places of interest
- Palani - Murugan Temple
- Dindigul RockFort
- Pachalur hills Oddanchatram
- Thalakuthu falls
- Athoor Dam
- Narikkalpatti, agriculture, weaving
- Rangamalai Vedasandur
- Mounaguru swami, Kasavanampatti
- Kopanaswamymalai, Reddiyarchatram
- Pulla veli water Fall's
- Pandri malai,Thandikudi hills
- Athoor – Sadaiyandi Temple
- Soundaraja Temple – Thadikombu
- ^ District Collector
- ^ Superintendent of Police
- ^ www.tn.gov.in
- ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
- ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
- ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Tamil Nadu". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "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.
- ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Tamil Nadu". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
- ^ "VELAMPATTI PIN CODE". ABP NEWS GROUP. Retrieved 25 May 2023.