Tinnevely District (Madras Presidency)

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Tinnevely district was one of the districts in the erstwhile Madras Presidency of British India. It covered the area of the present-day districts of Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Theni in Tamil Nadu.

Demographics[edit]

As of 1901, Tinnevely had a population of 2,059,607 with a significant number of Muslims and Christians.

Administration[edit]

There were four municipalities: Tinnevely, Srivilliputtur, Tuticorin and Palayamcottah.

Taluks[edit]

  • Ambasamudram (Area:1,250 square kilometres (481 sq mi); Headquarters: Ambasamudram)
  • Nanguneri (Area:1,900 square kilometres (730 sq mi); Headquarters: Nanguneri)
  • Ottapidaram (Area:2,780 square kilometres (1,072 sq mi); Headquarters: Ottapidaram)
  • Sankaranarayanankoil (Area:2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi); Headquarters: Sankaranarayanankoil)
  • Sattur (Area:1,500 square kilometres (560 sq mi); Headquarters: Sattur)
  • Srivaikuntam (Area:1,400 square kilometres (542 sq mi); Headquarters: Srivaikuntam)
  • Srivilliputtur (Area:1,520 square kilometres (585 sq mi); Headquarters: Srivilliputtur)
  • Tenkasi (Area:1,250 square kilometres (481 sq mi); Headquarters: Tenkasi)
  • Tinnevely (Area:850 square kilometres (328 sq mi); Headquarters: Tinnevely)