Tirunelveli District With Talukas in Tamil Nadu State

Tirunelveli District With Talukas: Tirunelveli District is a district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The city of Tirunelveli is the district headquarters. Tirunelveli District was formed on 1 September 1790 by the East India Company and comprised the present Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts and parts of Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram district. It is the second-largest district (as of October 2008), after Villupuram district. The district is located in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. It borders Virudhunagar District to the north, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala to the west, Kanyakumari District to the south and Thoothukudi District to the east. Tirunelveli contains mountains (a stretch of the Western Ghats) and lowland plains, including sandy soil and fertile alluvium, and a variety of flora, fauna and protected wildlife. The district also has inland and mountainous forests. Tirunelveli is said to be the only district of Tamil Nadu to have all the five types of ecological zones.

Tirunelveli District

Tirunelveli District


According to 2011 census, Tirunelveli district had a population of 3,077,233 with a sex-ratio of 1,023 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average.  The average literacy of the district was 73.88%. The district is well-connected by a network of roads and railways. Tirunelveli city serves as the main junction. It has no airports; the nearest airports are at Tuticorin (40 kilometers (25 mi) away), Madurai (150 kilometers (93 mi)) and Thiruvananthapuram (158 kilometers). Tirunelveli has a total of 27 railway stations. Electricity is provided by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB). The district has hydroelectric power plants and windmills. There are four government colleges, eleven government-sponsored colleges, and seven private colleges. Tirunelveli has been an agricultural area throughout its history. The district is a major producer of rice, coconuts, bananas, spices and forest-based products. The district is home to almost 50% of the buffalo population of Tamil Nadu. The district is also rich in minerals, with a total of 407 mines and quarries. Limestone, granite and garnet sand are some of the minerals mined or produced in the district. Major industries in Tirunelveli includes textile, food and forestry products.

Talukas in Tirunelveli District

Tirunelveli Palayamkottai Sankarankovil
Tenkasi Sivagiri Shenkottai
Ambasamudram Nanguneri Radhapuram
Veerakeralampudur Alangulam Kadayanallur
Thiruvengadam Manur Cheranmahadevi

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