Vellore district With Talukas: Vellore district is one of the 32 districts in the Tamil Nadu state of India. It is one of the six districts that from North region of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the biggest district in Tamil Nadu. Vellore City is the headquarters of this district. The Government of India recently included Vellore city into prestigious smart City project along with 26 more cities. The Vellore fort, which was probably built during the rule of Chinna Bommi Nayak (1526 to 1595 A.D.), was considered to be a strong fort during the Carnatic war in the 17th century. On 30 September 1989 the district was split into Tiruvannamalai-Sambuvarayar (present-day Tiruvannamalai) and North Arcot Ambedkar districts. North Arcot Ambedkar District was renamed Vellore District in 1996. Vellore district has many more historical places like Arcot nawab's Tiruppathur war. Kailasagiri hill is the best example for that. The district is bound on the northeast by Tiruvallur District, on the southeast by Kanchipuram District, on the south by Tiruvannamalai District, on the southwest by Krishnagiri District, and on the northwest and north by Andhra Pradesh state.
According to 2011 census, Vellore district had a population of 3,936,331 with a sex ratio of 1,007 females for every 1,000 males. The average literacy of the district was 70.47%. Tamil is the official language. Telugu is spoken predominantly due to the historical Telugu population and its vicinity to Andhra Pradesh, and Urdu is also spoken by the Muslims. Two National Highways — NH 4 (Mumbai - Chennai) and NH 46 (Krishnagiri -Ranipet) — connect parts of the district to other parts of the country. Railway network in Vellore comes under the Southern Railways, with Vellore (Katpadi), Arakkonam and Jolarpettai forming the major railway junctions. There are 28 railway stations and 152 km (94 mi) of rail tracks. There is a domestic airport which is not in use; the nearest international/domestic airport at Chennai. The district is primarily agrarian with a majority of its population involved in agriculture. The chief food grains cultivated are paddy, cholam, ragi and redgram. Vellore is one of the top producers of sugarcane and coconut in the state. Oil seeds that are cultivated are groundnut, coconut, sunflower and gingelly. A total of 162 higher secondary schools,167 high schools, 444 middle schools, 1678 primary schools and 324 primary schools. Vellore has two universities. There are four medical colleges, 11 engineering colleges, 21 arts and science colleges, 1 Govt. Law College at Katpadi started in 2008, 1 Agricultural college and 1 Nursing college, apart from 39 teacher training institutes.
Talukas in Vellore District