ABOUT District

Tirunelveli District was formed in the year 1790 by the East India Company, later came under the direct control of the British Crown Queen Victoria. The name Tirunelveli has been composed from the three Tamil words i.e. ‘Thiru – Nel – Veli’ meaning Sacred Paddy Hedge. with effect from 20.10.1986 the district was bifurcated and new Tuticorin District was formed. Tirunelveli District having geographical area of 6759 sq.kms, in the Southeastern portion of Tamil Nadu is triangular in shape. It lies between 8°.05’ and 9°.30’ of the Northern latitude and 77°.05’ and 78°.25’ of Eastern longitude.  Read More

District Collector
Thiru V.Vishnu, 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