Virudhunagar District  With Talukas: Virudhunagar District is an administrative district of TamilNadu state in southern India. Virudhunagar is the district headquarters. Virudhunagar district was formed by the separation of Old Ramanathapuram District on 1987 into Ramanathapuram District, Sivagangai District and the west part as Virudhunagar District. Virudhunagar District was formerly called Karmavirer Kamarajar District. The district is bounded by Sivagangai district and Madurai district on the north, Tirunelveli district and Tuticorin District to the south and Ramanathapuram District on east and Kerala state to the west and Theni district to the northwest. The district is divided into two revenue divisions - Sivakasi and Aruppukottai. The district comprises nine taluks:  Aruppukkottai,  Kariapatti, Rajapalayam, Sattur, Siva kasi, Srivilliputhur, Tiruchuli, Vembakottai and Virudhunagar. Totally there are 600 revenue villages in Virudhunagar. This district has nine Town Panchayats - Seithur, Vathirairuppu, Chettiarpatti, Kariapatti, Mamsapuram, Sundarapandiam, Mallankinaru, S.Kodikulam and W.Pudupatti.


Virudhunagar District

Virudhunagar District


According to 2011 census, Virudhunagar district had a population of 1,942,288. The sex-ratio was 1,007 females for every 1,000 males. The average literacy of the district was 72.02%. Virudhunagar district is leading in the country in the match industry, fireworks and printing, mostly concentrated in and around Sivakasi. Virudhunagar is the main market for oil, chicory, coffee seeds, dry chillies and pulses. There are two trade centers (Godowns) in the District one in Virudhunagar and another in Rajapalayam. Ginning factories, spinning mills, power loom and hand loom industries are also present in the district at Rajapalayam the second big weaving town in the state after Coimbatore. According to a local legend, a warrior who won a number of banners (called virudhu in Tamil) from his conquest of kingdoms, came to the town and challenged the residents. A resident accepted the challenge, killed the warrior, and then proceeded to seize the flags held by him. From then on, the town was known as Virudhukkalvetti.

Talukas in Virudhunagar District

Arupukottai Kariapattai
Rajapalayam Sathur
Sivakasi Srivilliputhur
Tiruchuli Virudhunagar

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