Thiruttani

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Thiruttani
Tiruttani
Town
Thiruttani is located in Tamil Nadu
Thiruttani
Thiruttani
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 13°11′N 79°38′E / 13.18°N 79.63°E / 13.18; 79.63Coordinates: 13°11′N 79°38′E / 13.18°N 79.63°E / 13.18; 79.63
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thiruvallur
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 44,781
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 631209
Vehicle registration TN-20

Tiruttani is a town in the state Tamil Nadu of India . It is one of the main tourist centres in Thiruvallur district about 84 km from Chennai. Thiruthani Murugan Temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga. Tiruttani is 15 km from Andhra Pradesh state. Nearby Famous temples are Madhur Arulmigu Mahishasuramardhini temple, Nallatur Arulmigu Veera Anjaneya temple, Arulmigu Arumugaswami temple and Sholingar Narasimma swamy temple, velanjeri mangaleswar sivan temple. As of 2011, the town had a population of 44,781.

Geography[edit]

Tiruttani is located at 13°11′N 79°38′E / 13.18°N 79.63°E / 13.18; 79.63.[1] It has an average elevation of 76 metres (249 feet). Alternate names for tiruttani are Thiruthani, Thiruthanigai, Thanigai.

Transport[edit]

Tiruttani has good transport links to nearest city,town and villages. Tiruttani bus depot has 35 bus busses and 42 Mofussil buses. During the festival season adequate Number of additional buses are being operated to various places for the benefit of devotees. Tamil Nadu state transport corporation operates frequent buses to locations like Chennai, Salem, Bangalore, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Arakkonam, Chittoor, Chengalpet, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, Pothatturpettai, Pallipattu and Tirupati.[2] Apart from that APSRTC operates direct buses to Tirumala Temple.

Southern Railway of India operates frequent passenger services to and from Chennai. Service starts from 4.55am and available till 10:50pm. Apart from this express trains like Sapthagiri(to Tirupathi), Kacheguda(to hyderabad), Mumbai mail and Dadar(to Mumbai) stops here.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 census, Tiruttani had a population of 44,781 with a sex-ratio of 1,003 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[3] A total of 4,656 were under the age of six, constituting 2,441 males and 2,215 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 12.42% and 2.4% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 75.32%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[3] The town had a total of  11122 households. There were a total of 16,451 workers, comprising 462 cultivators, 715 main agricultural labourers, 550 in house hold industries, 12,648 other workers, 2,076 marginal workers, 44 marginal cultivators, 180 marginal agricultural labourers, 202 marginal workers in household industries and 1,650 other marginal workers.[4]

Politics[edit]

Andhra Pradesh and Madras Alteration of Boundaries Act enacted in 1959 by the Parliament of India under the provisions of article 3 of the constitution, went into with effect from April 1, 1960. Under the act, Tirutani taluk and Pallipattu sub-taluk of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh were transferred to Madras State in exchange for territories from the Chingelput (Chengalpattu) and Salem Districts.[5][6]

Tiruttani assembly constituency is part of Arakkonam (Lok Sabha constituency).[7] M. Arun Subramanian is the current MLA of Tiruttani[8] and Soundarrajan is the Chairman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tiruttani
  2. ^ "Tiruvallur Website". 
  3. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Tiruttani". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Government of Tamil Nadu — Tamil Nadu Secretariat — Brief History
  6. ^ Historical Importance of Kanchipuram
  7. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  8. ^ "List of MLAs from Tamil Nadu 2011". Govt. of Tamil Nadu.