Tiruvallur district and Talukas : Tiruvallur district (also known as Thiruvallur District) is an administrative district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The town of Tiruvallur is the district headquarters. The district has a mixture of urban and rural characteristics. The Eastern part of Tiruvallur district is dominated by urban characteristics while the Southern and Northern part of the district has influence of Andhra culture due to its position. Tiruvallur means, a place/town where, the god, Veera Raghavar asked a saint for a place to sleep for a night. Tiruvallur was originally known as Tiruvallur which specifies the sleeping position of the holy lord "Balaji", in the Veeraragava temple of Tiruvallur. Later people began to refer it by names such as Trivellore and Tiruvallur. Today Tiruvallur is well known, one of the reason being the Veeraragava Temple there. It is bounded on the north by Andhra Pradesh state, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the southeast by Chennai district, on the south by Kanchipuram and on the west by Vellore district. The coastal region of the district is mostly flat and dreary; but in the other parts it is undulating and even hilly in some places. The average normal rainfall of the District is 1104 mm.
According to 2011 census, Tiruvallur district had a population of 3,728,104 with a sex-ratio of 987 females for every 1,000 males. The average literacy of the district was 74.88%. In retail spending, the Thiruvallur district emerges third in India, only after Noida and SW Delhi surpassing Bangalore and Mumbai by a clear margin.This district has 16940 Small Scale Industries, notable among them being food, wood, and textile, chemical, engineering, non-metallic and leather industries. Tiruvallur district is one of the fastest developing districts in Tamil Nadu in terms of Industrial Development. The District has 16 Industrial Estates, all in operation: 11 developed by the Government and 5 by Private Organization.
Talukas in Tiruvallur district