Districts of South Tamil Nadu consists of Dindigul district, Kanyakumari district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram District, Sivaganga District,Theni District, Thoothukudi District and Virudhunagar District. Due to the proximity of the southern part of Tamil Nadu to the sea, this area has several exotic beaches that form amazing tourist destinations. The presence of rivers and mountains also makes this region of the Deccan breathtakingly beautiful.
Dindigul district is an administrative region in the south of Tamil Nadu. The district was carved out of Madurai District in 1985. It has an area of 6266.64 square kilometers and comprises three Revenue Divisions, nine Taluks, and 14 Panchayat Unions. Dindigul district is bounded by Tirupur, Karur, and Trichy districts in the north, the Sivaganga and Tiruchi districts in the east, the Madurai district in the south, and the Theni and Coimbatore districts and the state of Kerala in the west.
Kanyakumari district is the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest district in the state in terms of population density and the second most urbanized, next only to Chennai district. The district stands first in terms of literacy rate in the state. The district headquarters is Nagercoil.
Madurai district is second largest in population of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu, in southeastern India. The city of Madurai serves as the district headquarters. It houses the world-famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and is situated on the banks of the Vaigai River. Thiruparankundram is one of the major tourist places in the district. It is an important hub for various film shootings.
Ramanathapuram District is an administrative district of Tamil Nadu. The city of Ramanathapuram is the district headquarters. Ramanthapuram District has an area of 4123 sq. km. It is bounded on the north by Sivaganga District, on the northeast by Pudukkottai District, on the east by the Palk Strait, on the south by the Gulf of Mannar, on the west by Thoothukudi District, and on the northwest by Virudhunagar District. The district contains the Pamban Bridge, an east-west chain of low islands and shallow reefs that extend between India and the island nation of Sri Lanka, and separate the Palk Strait from the Gulf of Mannar.
Sivaganga District is an administrative district of Tamil Nadu. It is bounded by Pudukkottai district on the Northeast, Tiruchirapalli district on the North, Ramanathapuram district on South East, Virudhunagar district on South West and Madurai District on the West.
Theni District is a district of Tamil Nadu. The city of Theni is the district headquarters. The hilly areas are constituted by parts of the three taluks namely Periyakulam, Uthamapalayam and Andipatti with thick vegetation and perennial streams from the hills on the western side and Cumbum valley which lies in Uthamapalayam taluk.
Thoothukudi District is a district in Tamil Nadu state. 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.
Tirunelveli District is a district of Tamil Nadu. The city of Tirunelveli is the district headquarters. Tirunelveli District was formed on 1st September 1790 by the British East India Company, and comprised the present Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts and parts of Virudhunagar District and Ramanathapuram district. It is the second-largest district, after Villupuram district.
Pudukottai District is also known colloquially as ‘Pudhugai’ and has its district headquarters in the city of Pudukkottai. It became a separate district on 14 January 1975, comprising the former Pudukkottai Division of Tiruchirappalli district. At present, this district is composed of three revenue divisions, namely, Pudukkottai, Aranthangi and Illupur and eleven taluks.
Tenkasi district was formed in November, 2019 as per G.O. No 427. Tenkasi district is nourished by two major rivers namely Chittar and Anumanadhi, because of which agriculture flourishes in this area. The waterfalls formed by the rivers attract a lot of tourists to the district. Tenkasi district is also known for some of the significant spiritual places in South Tamil Nadu.
Virudhunagar District is an administrative district of Tamil Nadu. 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.
List of districts in Tamil Nadu
The state of Tamil Nadu comprises of 38 districts. Here is a list of all the districts along with their administration headquarters.
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