Namakkal District With Talukas: Namakkal District is an administrative district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The district was bifurcated from Salem District with Namakkal town as Headquarters on 25-07- 1996 and started to function independently from 01-01-1997. The district has seven taluks: Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Velur, Sendamangalam, Komarapalayam, and Kolli Hills. It has two Revenue Divisions: Namakkal and Tiruchengode. Namakkal district is bounded by Salem district on the north; on the east by Attur taluk of Salem district, Perambalur and Tiruchirapalli District's; by Karur District on the south and on the west by Erode district.
According to 2011 census, Namakkal district had a population of 1,726,601 with a sex-ratio of 986 females for every 1,000 males. The average literacy of the district was 68.12%. The main occupation in the district is agriculture. The cultivation generally depends on monsoon rains, wells, and tanks. Nearly 90 percent of the cultivated area is under food crops. The principal cereal crops of Namakkal are paddy, cholam, cumbu and ragi. Panivaragu, Kuthiraivali, Samai Varagu and Thinai are some of the millets cultivated. Among pulses, the major crops are red gram, black gram, green gram and horse gram. Among oil, seeds, groundnut, castor, and gingelly (sesame) occupy important places. Of the commercial crops, sugarcane, cotton, and tapioca are some of the important crops. Tapioca is used for the manufacture of sago. It is one of the few places in Tamil Nadu, that has not been seriously affected by famine and war. Buses ply to cities in Tamil Nadu like Salem, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Erode, Dindigul, and Karur. Namakkal is connected to the rest of India through National Highway 7. A new broad-gauge railway line from Salem to Karur via Namakkal started its service on 25 May 2013. The nearest international airport is at Coimbatore International Airport (153 km) & Trichy (85 km). The nearest airport is Salem Airport had started from 15 November 2009, by the Kingfisher Airlines from Salem to Chennai.
Talukas in Namakkal District