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ABOUT District

Tirunelveli also known as Nellai and historically as Tinnevelly, is a major district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Tirunelveli city is the administrative headquarters of the Tirunelveli District. Tirunelveli Municipal Corporation is the sixth-largest municipal corporation in the state of Tamil Nadu. The name Tirunelveli has been composed of the three Tamil words i.e. ‘Thiru – Nel – Veli’ meaning Sacred Paddy Hedge. With effect from 20.10.1986, the district was bifurcated and a new Tuticorin District was formed and also with effect from 12.11.2019, the district was bifurcated and a new Tenkasi District was also formed. Now Tirunelveli District has a geographical area of 3876.06 sq. km, in the Southeastern portion of Tamil Nadu is triangular in shape. It lies between 8°.14’ and 9°.07’ of the Northern latitude and 77°.17’ and 77°.97’ of Eastern longitude. Read More

Karthikeyan IAS
Dr. K. P. Karthikeyan, I.A.S., District Collector

District At a Glance

General :
District : Tirunelveli
Head Quarters : Tirunelveli
State : Tamil Nadu

Area :
Total : 3876.06 Sq.Kms
Rural : 2923.25 Sq.Kms
Urban :  115.23 Sq.Kms
Forest : 837.58 Sq.Kms

Population : As of Census-2011 (Combined Tirunelveli and Tenkasi Districts)
Total : 33,22,644
Male : 16,42,403
Female : 16,80,241