- Tiruvarur district
Tiruvarur district is one of the 30 districts in the
Tamil Nadustate of India. The district occupies an areaof 2161 km². It is lies between Nagapattinam districton the east and Thanjavur districton the west, and is bounded by the Palk Straiton the south. The district headquarters is at Tiruvarurtown.
The district has a
populationof 1,169,474 (as of 2001). It is 20.29% urbanised. [http://www.censusindiamaps.net/page/India_WhizMap/IndiaMap.htm]
It has a literacy of 76.90%, slightly higher than the state average.
The Tiruvarur district, along with the Nagapattinam district was part of the Thanjavur district before 1981. After that, the present
Taluks of Tiruvarur district and Nagapattinam district were separated from the Thanjavur district, and formed the Nagapattinam district. The present Tiruvarur district was formed in 1997 by bifurcating the then Nagapattinam district. Major towns are Thiruvarur, Thiruthuraipoondi, Muthupettai, Mannargudi.
Prominent people from Tiruvarur district
M. Karunanidhi- Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
Mr. Gopalaswami- Chief Election Commissioner
Mr.Vedhanayagam Haridoss- Governor of Tiruvarur
Thiruvarur district is made up of 7 taluks namely
* [http://www.tiruvarur.tn.nic.in Tiruvarur District]
* [http://www.srithiyagarajatemple.org/Thiyagarja-Temple-Thiruvarur.asp About Thiruvarur & Sri Thiyagaraja Temple Thiruvarur]
* [http://www.adiyakkamangalam.com Adiyakkamangalam]
* [http://www.adiyakkamangalam.com/adiyarkaimail Adiyakkamangalam Mail]
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