Theni

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Theni
Town
From top: Theni view from forest road, Theni view from mary matha school
Nickname: 
Gateway to highland
Theni is located in Tamil Nadu
Theni
Theni
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
StateTamilNadu Logo.svg Tamil Nadu
DistrictTheni
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyTheni Municipality
 • ChairmanS Murugesan
 • CommissionerS Nagarajan
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total202,100
Languages
 • Tamil, English, Malayalam, Telugu, KannadaTamil
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)
Websitewww.theni.tn.nic.in

Theni is a valley town situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu at the foothills of Western Ghats. It is the headquarters of the Theni district, located in a distance of 70km from Madurai. It is known for the large-scale trading of garlic, cotton, cardamom, grapes, bananas, mango and chilli. It hosts the second largest weekly market in Tamil Nadu and the fourth largest in South India.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Village Clusters : Case study from Theni District of Tamil Nadu". Research Gate.