List of districts in Tamil Nadu

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Districts of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu district map.svg
LocationTamil Nadu
Number33
Populations565,224 (Perambalur) – 4,646,732 (Chennai)
Areas426 km² (Chennai) – 6191 (Tiruvannamalai
6250 km² Tirunelveli)
SubdivisionsCities, Towns

The state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India is divided into 33 districts. Tirunelveli and Tiruvannamalai are the largest districts by area whereas Chennai is the smallest but also the most populated and densely populated.

Tamil Nadu location in India

History[edit]

An animation showing the timeline of the division of districts in Tamil Nadu.

After the Indian independence in August 1947, the former British province of Madras Presidency was renamed Madras State. Following states reorganizations in 1953 and 1956, the present state boundaries emerged. It was officially renamed Tamil Nadu in 1967. In 1956, Madras State was made up of 13 districts: Chingleput, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madras, Madurai, Nilgiris, North Arcot, Ramanathapuram, Salem, South Arcot, Thanjavur, Tiruchirappalli, and Tirunelveli. Since then, the districts have been divided as follows:

Districts of Tamil Nadu[edit]

List of districts by division[edit]

Here is the list of districts, organized by division:


Table[edit]

The table below lists geographic and demographic parameters for all 33 districts.[1]

No. District Code Headquarters Established Formed from Area (km2) Population (2011 Census) Population density (2011 Census) (/km2) Taluks Map
1. Ariyalur AR Ariyalur 23 November 2007 Perambalur district 1,949.31 754,894[2] 387 India Tamil Nadu districts Ariyalur.svg
2. Chennai CH [3] 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 426 4,646,732[4] 26105 India Tamil Nadu districts Chennai.svg
3. Coimbatore CO Coimbatore 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,723[5] 3,458,045[6] 732 India Tamil Nadu districts Coimbatore.svg
4. Cuddalore CU Cuddalore 30 September 1993 South Arcot district 3,678 2,605,914[8] 709 India Tamil Nadu districts Cuddalore.svg
5. Dharmapuri DH Dharmapuri 2 October 1965 Salem district 4,497.77 1,506,843[9] 335 India Tamil Nadu districts Dharmapuri.svg
6. Dindigul DI Dindigul 15 September 1985 Madurai district 6,266.64 2,159,775[10] 345 India Tamil Nadu districts Dindigul.svg
7. Erode ER Erode 31 August 1979 Coimbatore district 4,723 2,251,744[12] 394 India Tamil Nadu districts Erode.svg
8. Kallakurichi KL Kallakurichi 8 January 2019 Viluppuram Kallakurichi

Ulundurpet

Sankarapuram

Chinnasalem

Rishivandiyam

Tirukoilur

9. Kanchipuram KC Kanchipuram 1 July 1997 Chengalpattu district 4,393 3,998,252[13] 910 India Tamil Nadu districts Kanchipuram.svg
10. Kanniyakumari KK Nagercoil 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts (annexed from Kerala) 1,672 1,870,374[14] 1119 India Tamil Nadu districts Kanyakumari.svg
11. Karur KR Karur 30 September 1995 Tiruchirappalli district 2,895.57 1,064,493[15] 368 India Tamil Nadu districts Karur.svg
12. Krishnagiri KR Krishnagiri 9 February 2004 Dharmapuri district 5,143 1,879,809[16] 366 India Tamil Nadu districts Krishnagiri.svg
13. Madurai MA Madurai 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 3,741.73 3,038,252[17] 812 India Tamil Nadu districts Madurai.svg
14. Nagapattinam NG Nagapattinam 18 October 1991 Thanjavur district 2,715.83 1,616,450[18] 595 India Tamil Nadu districts Nagapattinam.svg
15. Namakkal NM Namakkal 1 January 1997 Salem district 3363 1,726,601[19] 513 India Tamil Nadu districts Namakkal.svg
16. Nilgiris NI Ooty 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 2,452.5 735,394[20] 300 India Tamil Nadu districts Nilgiris.svg
17. Perambalur PE Perambalur 30 September 1995 Tiruchirappalli district 1,757 565,223[21] 322 India Tamil Nadu districts Perambalur.svg
18. Pudukkottai PU Pudukottai 14 January 1974 Tiruchirappalli district 4,663 1,618,345[22] 347 India Tamil Nadu districts Pudukottai.svg
19. Ramanathapuram RA Ramanathapuram 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,089.57 1,353,445[23] 331 India Tamil Nadu districts Ramanathapuram.svg
20. Salem SA Salem 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 5,205 3,482,056[24] 669 India Tamil Nadu districts Salem.svg
21. Sivaganga SI Sivaganga 15 March 1985 Madurai district and Ramanathapuram district 4,086 1,339,101[25] 328 India Tamil Nadu districts Sivaganga.svg
22. Thanjavur TJ Thanjavur 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 3,396.57 2,405,890[26] 708 India Tamil Nadu districts Thanjavur.svg
23. Theni TH Theni 25 July 1996 Madurai district 3,066 1,245,899[28] 406 India Tamil Nadu districts Theni.svg
24. Thoothukudi TK Thoothukudi 20 October 1986 Tirunelveli district 4,621 1,750,176[29] 379 India Tamil Nadu districts Thoothukudi.svg
25. Tiruchirappalli TC Tiruchirappalli 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,407 2,722,290[30] 618 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruchirappalli.svg
26. Tirunelveli TI Tirunelveli 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 6,810 3,077,233[31] 452 India Tamil Nadu districts Tirunelveli.svg
27. Tiruppur TP Tiruppur 22 February 2009 Coimbatore district and Erode district 5,186.34 2,479,052[32] 478 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruppur.svg
28. Tiruvallur TL Tiruvallur 1 July 1997 Chengalpattu district 3,424 3,728,104[33] 1089 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruvallur.svg
29. Tiruvannamalai TV Tiruvannamalai 30 September 1989 North Arcot district 6,191 2,464,875[34] 398 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruvannamalai.svg
30. Tiruvarur TR Thiruvarur 18 October 1991 Thanjavur district 2,161 1,264,277[35] 585 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruvarur.svg
31. Vellore VE Vellore 30 September 1989 Vellore District 6,077 3,936,331[36] 648 India Tamil Nadu districts Vellore.svg
32. Viluppuram VL Viluppuram 30 September 1993 South Arcot district 7,217 3,458,873[37] 479 India Tamil Nadu districts Viluppuram.svg
33. Virudhunagar VR Virudhunagar 15 March 1985 Madurai district and Ramanathapuram district 4,288 2,105,930[38] 453 India Tamil Nadu districts Virudhunagar.svg

Clickable Map[edit]

Template:Tamil Nadu south District Labelled Map

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ The district of Chennai is a city district implying that it does not have any headquarters.
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