Tiruvarur district


Tiruvarur district

Tiruvarur district is one of the 30 districts in the Tamil Nadu state of India. The district occupies an area of 2161 km². It is lies between Nagapattinam district on the east and Thanjavur district on the west, and is bounded by the Palk Strait on the south. The district headquarters is at Tiruvarur town.

Demographics

The district has a population of 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.

History

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

Administration

Thiruvarur district is made up of 7 taluks namely
*Kudavasal
*Mannargudi
*Nannilam
*Needamangalam
*Thiruthuraipoondi
*Tiruvarur
*Valangaiman

External links

* [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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