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Tiruvarur district
திருவாரூர் மாவட்டம்
—  District  —
Thiruvarur temple tank
Location in Tamil Nadu

Tiruvarur district is located in India
Tiruvarur district
Location in India
Coordinates: 10°46′17.76″N 79°38′12.48″E / 10.7716, 79.6368Coordinates: 10°46′17.76″N 79°38′12.48″E / 10.7716, 79.6368
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Municipal Corporations Thiruvarur
Town Panchayats
Headquarters Thiruvarur
Talukas Kudavasal, Mannargudi, Nannilam, Needamangalam, Thiruthuraipoondi, Thiruvarur, Valangaiman.
 • Collector S.Natarajan, IAS
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 610xxx
Telephone code 04366
ISO 3166 code [[ISO 3166-2:IN|]]
Vehicle registration TN-50[1]
IUCN category
Central location:

Thiruvarur district is one of the 30 districts in the Tamil Nadu state of India. The district occupies an area of 2161 km². It is lies between Nagapattinam district on the east and Thanjavur District on the west, and is bounded by the Palk Strait on the south. The district headquarters is at Thiruvarur town.


According to the 2011 census Thiruvarur district has a population of 1,268,094,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Estonia[3] or the US state of New Hampshire.[4] This gives it a ranking of 382nd in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 533 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,380 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 8.43%.[2] Thiruvarur has a sex ratio of 1020 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 83.26%.[2]

It was 20.29% urbanised in 2001.[5]


Thiruvarur temple car

The Thiruvarur district, along with the Nagapattinam district was part of the Thanjavur District before 1991. After that, the present Taluks of Thiruvarur district and Nagapattinam district were separated from the Thanjavur District, and formed the Nagapattinam district. The present Thiruvarur district was formed in 1997 by trifurcating the then Thanjavur District.[6] Major towns are Thiruvarur, Thiruthuraipoondi, Nachikulam, Muthupettai, Mannargudi.

Prominent people from Thiruvarur district[]

  • M. Karunanidhi - Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the DMK President
  • Late Murosoli Maran - Former Central MInister and DMK Leader
  • N. Gopalaswami - Former Chief Election Commissioner of India
  • K Anbazhagan- Former Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK leader
  • T R Baalu- Member of Parliament representing Sriperumpudur Lok sabha constituency , Former Central Minister and DMK leader
  • Dhanraj pillai- Indian hockey player
  • K. Balachandar - Famous Tamil film director
  • T R B Raja - Member of Legislative Assembly representing the Mannargudi assembly constituency


Thiruvarur district is made up of seven taluks:

  • Kudavasal
  • Mannargudi
  • Nannilam
  • Needamangalam
  • Thiruthuraipoondi
  • Thiruvarur
  • Valangaiman


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  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Estonia 1,282,963 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "New Hampshire 1,316,470" 
  5. ^ census india
  6. ^ Mohan, Gopu (5 April 2011). "Boyhood friend waits for CM to come home". The Financial Express: p. 3. 

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