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View of Western Ghats from Theni
View of Western Ghats from Theni
Gateway to highland
Theni is located in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 10°00′32″N 77°28′12″E / 10.009°N 77.47°E / 10.009; 77.47Coordinates: 10°00′32″N 77°28′12″E / 10.009°N 77.47°E / 10.009; 77.47
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyTheni Municipality
 • ChairmanS Murugesan
 • CommissionerS Nagarajan
300 m (1,000 ft)
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code04546
Vehicle registrationTN 60, TN 60Z
Distance from State Capital Chennai498 kilometres (309 mi) southwest
ClimateAverage and moderate cool at winter (Köppen)
Precipitation658 millimetres (25.9 in)
Avg. summer temperature39.5 °C (103.1 °F)
Avg. winter temperature25.8 °C (78.4 °F)

Theni is a hillock town situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is known for the large-scale trading of garlic, cotton, cardamom, grapes, mango and chilli. It hosts the second largest weekly market in Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest in South India. Theni district Headquarter's is Located in Theni. Theni district is Located in Madurai Region. Nearest city Madurai Just 76 km from Theni Town. It is well-connected by road to all the important cities in Tamil Nadu. The nearest airport is at Madurai 87 km From THENI - MADURAI Airport Distance .[1]

Notable people[edit]

These are people from Theni town itself. For people from the surrounding area, see Theni district

See also[edit]

  • India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Not commissioned yet[when?] as there were protests from people in Pottipuram and surrounding villages as they believe the project will disturb the countryside of Western Gart. A court injunction stayed the project.[citation needed]