List of districts in Tamil Nadu

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Districts of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu district map.svg
Location Tamil Nadu
Number 32
Populations 565,223 (Perambalur) – 4,646,732 (Chennai)
Areas 178.2 km² (Chennai) – 7,217 km² (Villupuram)
Subdivisions Cities, Towns

The state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India is divided into 32 districts. Villupuram is the largest district 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 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:

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 32 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 Ariyalur district Tamil Nadu.png
2. Chennai CH [3] 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 178.2 4,646,732[4] 26105 Chennai district Tamil Nadu.png
3. Coimbatore CO Coimbatore 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,723[5] 3,458,045[6] 732 Coimbatore district Tamil Nadu.png
4. Cuddalore CU Cuddalore 30 September 1993 South Arcot district 3,678 2,605,914[8] 709 Cuddalore district Tamil Nadu.png
5. Dharmapuri DH Dharmapuri 2 October 1965 Salem district 4,497.77 1,506,843[9] 335 Dharmapuri district Tamil Nadu.png
6. Dindigul DI Dindigul 15 September 1985 Madurai district 6,266.64 2,159,775[10] 345 Dindigul district Tamil Nadu.png
7. Erode ER Erode 31 August 1979 Coimbatore district 5,722 2,251,744[12] 394 Erode district Tamil Nadu.png
8. Kanchipuram KC Kanchipuram 1 July 1997 Chengalpattu district 4,393 3,998,252[13] 910 Kanchipuram district Tamil Nadu.png
9. Kanniyakumari KK Nagercoil 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts (annexed from Kerala) 1,672 1,870,374[14] 1119 Kanyakumari district Tamil Nadu.png
10. Karur KR Karur 30 September 1995 Tiruchirappalli district 2,895.57 1,064,493[15] 368 Karur district Tamil Nadu.png
11. Krishnagiri KR Krishnagiri 9 February 2004 Dharmapuri district 5,143 1,879,809[16] 366 Krishnagiri district Tamil Nadu.png
12. Madurai MA Madurai 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 3,741.73 3,038,252[17] 812 Madurai district Tamil Nadu.png
13. Nagapattinam NG Nagapattinam 18 October 1991 Thanjavur district 2,715.83 1,616,450[18] 595 Nagapattinam district Tamil Nadu.png
14. Namakkal NM Namakkal 1 January 1997 Salem district 3363 1,726,601[19] 513 Namakkal district Tamil Nadu.png
15. The Nilgiris NI Ooty 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 2,452.5 735,394[20] 300 Nilgiris district Tamil Nadu.png
16. Perambalur PE Perambalur 30 September 1995 Tiruchirappalli district 1,757 565,223[21] 322 Perambalur district Tamil Nadu.png
17. Pudukkottai PU Pudukottai 14 January 1974 Tiruchirappalli district 4,663 1,618,345[22] 347 Pudukottai district Tamil Nadu.png
18. Ramanathapuram RA Ramanathapuram 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,089.57 1,353,445[23] 331 Ramanathapuram district Tamil Nadu.png
19. Salem SA Salem 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 5,205 3,482,056[24] 669 Salem district Tamil Nadu.png
20. Sivaganga SI Sivaganga 15 March 1985 Madurai district and Ramanathapuram district 4,086 1,339,101[25] 328 Sivagangai district Tamil Nadu.png
21. Thanjavur TJ Thanjavur 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 3,396.57 2,405,890[26] 708 Thanjavur district Tamil Nadu.png
22. Theni TH Theni 25 July 1996 Madurai district 3,066 1,245,899[28] 406 Theni district Tamil Nadu.png
23. Thoothukudi TK Thoothukudi 20 October 1986 Tirunelveli district 4,621 1,750,176[29] 379 Thoothukudi district Tamil Nadu.png
24. Tiruchirappalli TC Tiruchirappalli 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,407 2,722,290[30] 618 Tiruchirappalli district Tamil Nadu.png
25. Tirunelveli TI Tirunelveli 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 6,810 3,077,233[31] 452 Tirunelveli district Tamil Nadu.png
26. Tiruppur TP Tiruppur 22 February 2009 Coimbatore district and Erode district 5,186.34 2,479,052[32] 478 Tiruppur district Tamil Nadu.png
27. Tiruvallur TL Tiruvallur 1 July 1997 Chengalpattu district 3,424 3,728,104[33] 1089 Tiruvallur district Tamil Nadu.png
28. Tiruvannamalai TV Tiruvannamalai 30 September 1989 North Arcot district 6,191 2,464,875[34] 398 Tiruvannamalai district Tamil Nadu.png
29. Tiruvarur TR Thiruvarur 18 October 1991 Thanjavur district 2,161 1,264,277[35] 585 Thiruvarur district Tamil Nadu.png
30. Vellore VE Vellore 30 September 1989 North Arcot district 6,077 3,936,331[36] 648 Vellore district Tamil Nadu.png
31. Viluppuram VL Viluppuram 30 September 1993 South Arcot district 7,217 3,458,873[37] 479 Viluppuram district Tamil Nadu.png
32. Virudhunagar VR Virudhunagar 15 March 1985 Madurai district and Ramanathapuram district 4,288 1,942,288[38] 453 Virudhunagar district Tamil Nadu.png

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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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