List of districts in Tamil Nadu

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The state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India is divided into 32 districts. Erode is the largest district by area whereas Chennai is the smallest but also the most populated and densely populated.

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 1969. 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:

Present districts of Tamil Nadu[edit]

The table below lists geographic and demographic parameters for all 32 districts.[1]

Districts of Tamil Nadu
No. District Code Headquarters Established Area (km2) Population (2011 Census) Taluks
1. Ariyalur AR Ariyalur 23 November 2007 3,208 754,894[2]
2. Chennai CH [3] 1 November 1956 178.2 4,646,732[4]
3. Coimbatore CO Coimbatore 1 November 1956 7,469 3,458,045[5]
4. Cuddalore CU Cuddalore 30 September 1993 3,678 2,605,914[7]
5. Dharmapuri DH Dharmapuri 2 October 1965 4,497.77 1,506,843[8]
6. Dindigul DI Dindigul 15 September 1985 6,266.64 2,159,775[9]
7. Erode ER Erode 31 August 1979 5,692 2,251,744[11]
8. Kanchipuram KC Kanchipuram 1 July 1997 7,857 3,998,252[12]
9. Kanyakumari KK Nagercoil 1 November 1956 1,672 1,870,374[13]
10. Karur KR Karur 30 September 1995 2,895.57 1,064,493[14]
11. Krishnagiri KR Krishnagiri 9 February 2004 5,143 1,879,809[15]
12. Madurai MA Madurai 1 November 1956 3,741.73 3,038,252[16]
13. Nagapattinam NG Nagapattinam 18 October 1991 2,715.83 1,616,450[17]
14. Namakkal NM Namakkal 1 January 1997 3363 1,726,601[18]
15. The Nilgiris NI Ooty 1 November 1956 2,452.5 735,394[19]
16. Perambalur PE Perambalur 30 September 1995 3,690.07 565,223[20]
17. Pudukkottai PU Pudukottai 14 January 1974 4,663 1,618,345[21]
18. Ramanathapuram RA Ramanathapuram 1 November 1956 4,089.57 1,353,445[22]
19. Salem SA Salem 1 November 1956 5,205 3,482,056[23]
20. Sivaganga SI Sivaganga 15 March 1985 4,086 1,339,101[24]
21. Thanjavur TJ Thanjavur 1 November 1956 3,396.57 2,405,890[25]
22. Theni TH Theni 25 July 1996 3,066 1,245,899[27]
23. Thoothukudi TK Thoothukudi 20 October 1986 4,621 1,750,176[28]
24. Tiruchirappalli TC Tiruchirappalli 1 November 1956 4,407 2,722,290[29]
25. Tirunelveli TI Tirunelveli 1 November 1956 6,810 3,077,233[30]
26. Tiruppur TP Tiruppur 22 February 2009 5,186.34 2,479,052[31]
27. Tiruvallur TL Tiruvallur 1 July 1997 3,424 3,728,104[32]
28. Tiruvannamalai TV Tiruvannamalai 30 September 1989 6,191 2,464,875[33]
29. Tiruvarur TR Thiruvarur 1 January 1997 2,161 1,264,277[34]
30. Vellore VE Vellore 30 September 1989 6,077 3,936,331[35]
31. Viluppuram VL Viluppuram 30 September 1993 7,217 3,458,873[36]
32. Virudhunagar VR Virudhunagar 15 March 1985 4,288 1,942,288[37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Ariyalur district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ The district of Chennai is a city district implying that it does not have any headquarters.
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  8. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Dharmapuri 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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  18. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Namakkal district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  19. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Nilgiris 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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  21. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Pudukottai district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Ramanathapuram district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Salem district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Sivanganga district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thanjavur 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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  27. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Theni district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thoothukudi district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Tiruchirappalli district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  30. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Tirunelveli 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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  32. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thiruvallur district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Tiruvannamalai district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  34. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thiruvarur district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  35. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Vellore district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  36. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Viluppuram district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  37. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Virudhunagar district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.