Thoothukudi District With Talukas in Tamil Nadu State

Thoothukudi District With Talukas: Thoothukudi District, also known as Tuticorin District is a district in Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The district was formed by dividing Tirunelveli district in 1986 and Thoothukudi is the district headquarters. The district is known for pearl cultivation, with an abundance of pearls being found in the seas offshore. Thoothukudi district is situated in the south-eastern corner of Tamil Nadu. It is bounded on the north by the districts of Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar, and Ramanathapuram, on the east and southeast by the Gulf of Mannar and on the west and southwest by Tirunelveli district. The district of Thoothukudi was carved out as a separate district on 20 October 1986. There are no large reservoirs in Thoothukudi so the Papanasam and Manimuthar dams are the main sources of irrigation.

Thoothukudi District

According to 2011 census, Thoothukudi district had a population of 1,750,176 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 77.12%. The district constitutes 70 per cent of the total salt production of Tamil Nadu and 30 per cent of that of India. Tamil Nadu is the second largest producer of Salt in India next to Gujarat. National Highway 45B, 7A and State Highways SH-32, 33,40,44,75,76,77,93,176 connect to other parts of the State. Government buses connect the district with other parts of the state. In Thoothukudi district there are numerous educational institutions, colleges, schools providing education. The Agricultural College and Research Institute, Killikulam was established in 1984 – 85 as the third constituent College of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. Apart from being a commercial Center, this is an exotic tourist attraction for its sunny and pristine sandy beaches. Sea sports like surfing and paragliding facilities are also available. There are a lot religious and historically important places around Tuticorin. Thoothukudi headquarter is well connected by road, rail, air and sea.

Talukas in Thoothukudi District

Thoothukudi Srivaikundam
Kovilpatti Ottapidaram
Ettayapuram Vilathikulam
Tiruchendur Sathankulam
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