List of districts in Tamil Nadu

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Districts of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu district map.svg
LocationTamil Nadu
Number37
Populations Chennai is the largest by population and Perambalur is the smallest by population.
AreasChennai is 426 sq.km and is the smallest. Tiruvannamalai is 6191 sq.km and is the largest.
SubdivisionsCities, Towns

Tamil Nadu is India's southernmost state and is bordered by the Union Territory of Puducherry, and the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The state, in southern India is divided into 37 districts. Tiruvannamalai district is the largest district and Chennai district is the smallest district by area.

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, Madura, Nilgiris, North Arcot, Ramnad, Salem, South Arcot, Tanjore, Tinnevely and Trichinopoly. 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 and ranking while creation:[clarification needed]


Table[edit]

The table below lists geographic and demographic parameters for all 37 districts.

No. District Code Headquarters Established Formed from Area (km2) 2011 Census statistics Taluks Map
Population Population
density
(/km2)
1. Ariyalur AR Ariyalur 23 November 2007 Perambalur District 1,949.31 754,894[1] 387 India Tamil Nadu districts Ariyalur.svg
2. Chengalpattu CG Chengalpattu 18 July 2019 Kanchipuram District
3. Chennai CH Chennai 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts (under former name of "Madras District") 426 8,946,732[2] 26105 India Tamil Nadu districts Chennai.svg
4. Coimbatore CO Coimbatore 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,723[3] 3,458,045[4] 732 India Tamil Nadu districts Coimbatore.svg
5. Cuddalore CU Cuddalore 30 September 1993 South Arcot District (Madras Presidency) 3,678 2,605,914[5] 709 India Tamil Nadu districts Cuddalore.svg
6. Dharmapuri DH Dharmapuri 2 October 1965 Salem District 4,497.77 1,506,843[6] 335 India Tamil Nadu districts Dharmapuri.svg
7. Dindigul DI Dindigul 15 September 1985 Madurai District 6,266.64 2,159,775[7] 345 India Tamil Nadu districts Dindigul.svg
8. Erode ER Erode 31 August 1979 Coimbatore District 8,161 2,251,744[8] 394 India Tamil Nadu districts Erode.svg
9. Kallakurichi KL Kallakurichi 8 January 2019 Viluppuram District
10. Kanchipuram KC Kanchipuram 1 July 1997 Chingleput District (Madras Presidency) 4,393 3,998,252[9] 910 India Tamil Nadu districts Kanchipuram.svg
11. Kanniyakumari KK Nagercoil 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts (annexed from Kerala) 1,672 1,870,374[10] 1119 India Tamil Nadu districts Kanyakumari.svg
12. Karur KR Karur 30 September 1995 Tiruchirappalli District 2,895.57 1,064,493[11] 368 India Tamil Nadu districts Karur.svg
13. Krishnagiri KR Krishnagiri 9 February 2004 Dharmapuri District 5,143 1,879,809[12] 366 India Tamil Nadu districts Krishnagiri.svg
14. Madurai MA Madurai 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 3,741.73 3,038,252[13] 812 India Tamil Nadu districts Madurai.svg
15. Nagapattinam NG Nagapattinam 18 October 1991 Thanjavur District 2,715.83 1,616,450[14] 595 India Tamil Nadu districts Nagapattinam.svg
16. Namakkal NM Namakkal 1 January 1997 Salem District 3363 1,726,601[15] 513 India Tamil Nadu districts Namakkal.svg
17. Nilgiris NI Ooty 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 2,452.5 735,394[16] 300 India Tamil Nadu districts Nilgiris.svg
18. Perambalur PE Perambalur 30 September 1995 Tiruchirappalli District 1,757 565,223[17] 322 India Tamil Nadu districts Perambalur.svg
19. Pudukkottai PU Pudukottai 14 January 1974 Ramanathapuram District, Thanjavur District and Tiruchirappalli District 4,663 1,618,345[18] 347 India Tamil Nadu districts Pudukottai.svg
20. Ramanathapuram RA Ramanathapuram 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,089.57 1,353,445[19] 331 India Tamil Nadu districts Ramanathapuram.svg
21. Ranipet RN Ranipet 15 August 2019 Vellore district
22. Salem SA Salem 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 5,205 3,482,056[20] 669 India Tamil Nadu districts Salem.svg
23. Sivaganga SI Sivaganga 15 March 1985 Madurai District and Ramanathapuram District 4,086 1,339,101[21] 328 India Tamil Nadu districts Sivaganga.svg
24. Tenkasi TS Tenkasi 18 July 2019 Tirunelveli District
25. Thanjavur TJ Thanjavur 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 3,396.57 2,405,890[22] 708 India Tamil Nadu districts Thanjavur.svg
26. Theni TH Theni 25 July 1996 Madurai District 3,066 1,245,899[23] 406 India Tamil Nadu districts Theni.svg
27. Thoothukudi TK Thoothukudi 20 October 1986 Tirunelveli District 4,621 1,750,176[24] 379 India Tamil Nadu districts Thoothukudi.svg
28. Tiruchirappalli TC Tiruchirappalli 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 4,407 2,722,290[25] 618 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruchirappalli.svg
29. Tirunelveli TI Tirunelveli 1 November 1956 One of the original 13 districts 6,810 3,077,233[26] 452 India Tamil Nadu districts Tirunelveli.svg
30. Tirupathur TU Tirupattur 15 August 2019 Vellore District
31. Tiruppur TP Tiruppur 22 February 2009 Coimbatore District and Erode District 5,186.34 2,479,052[27] 478 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruppur.svg
32. Tiruvallur TL Tiruvallur 1 July 1997 Chingleput District (Madras Presidency) 3,424 3,728,104[28] 1089 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruvallur.svg
33. Tiruvannamalai TV Tiruvannamalai 30 September 1989 North Arcot 6,191 2,464,875[29] 398 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruvannamalai.svg
34. Tiruvarur TR Thiruvarur 18 October 1991 Thanjavur District 2,161 1,264,277[30] 585 India Tamil Nadu districts Tiruvarur.svg
35. Vellore VE Vellore 30 September 1989 North Arcot 6,077 3,936,331[31] 648 India Tamil Nadu districts Vellore.svg
36. Viluppuram VL Viluppuram 30 September 1993 South Arcot District (Madras Presidency) 7,217 3,458,873[32] 479 India Tamil Nadu districts Viluppuram.svg
37. Virudhunagar VR Virudhunagar 15 March 1985 Madurai District and Ramanathapuram District 4,288 2,105,930[33] 453 India Tamil Nadu districts Virudhunagar.svg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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