Theni

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Theni
Town
View of Theni from Western Ghats
View of Theni from Western Ghats
Nickname(s): 
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
StateTamil Nadu
ZoneMadurai
DistrictTheni
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyTheni Municipality
 • ChairmanS Murugesan
 • CommissionerS Nagarajan
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Languages
 • 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)
Websitewww.theni.tn.nic.in

Theni is a hillock town situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of the Theni district. 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.[citation needed] The area is sometimes known as "Earth's Hidden Paradise".[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

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

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