Dharmapuri District With Talukas in Tamil Nadu State


Dharmapuri District  With Talukas : Dharmapuri District is a district in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The district came into existence from October 10, 1965. It is the first district created in Tamil Nadu after independence. Dharmapuri is the district headquarters.Dharmapuri town is historically called "Thakadoor". Dharmapuri was called as Dhagadur during the sangam era. "Thagadu" refers to Iron (Iron ore). "Oor" refers to Place. Dharmapuri is bounded on the north by Krishnagiri District, on the east by Tiruvannamalai District and Viluppuram District  districts, on the south by Salem District, and on the west by Karnataka's Chamarajanagar District. The Whole district is surrounded by hills and forests. The terrain of Dharmapuri is of rolling plains type. Dharmapuri is located on the geographically important area in south India. The climate of the Dharmapuri District is generally warm. The hottest period of the year is generally from the months of March to May. The whole district is predominantly covered with forests. Spider valley located near hogenakkal is home for many wild animals.


Dharmapuri District


Dharmapuri District




The district falls in the migratory path of elephants. Man and elephant conflicts are most common in these parts. Many tribal communities depend on these forests. Dharmapuri is the district headquarters. The district has been divided into two revenue divisions namely Dharmapuri and Harur consisting 5 taluks. According to 2011 census, Dharmapuri district had a population of 1,506,843 with a sex-ratio of 946 females for every 1,000 males. The current average literacy of the district was 91.2%. The district is one among most backward and drought prone area in the state. Dharmapuri district also forms a major horticultural belt in the state. Dharmapuri being an inland district, fishing is restricted to inland only here. Main varieties of fish available are katla, rogu, mirgal, common and corp. Fishing is also being practiced in Cauvery river banks. Dharmapuri district is endowed with sizeable reserves of granite.

Talukas in Dharmapuri District

Dharmapuri Harur
Palakcode Pappireddipatti
Pennagaram


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