List of Districts in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is a state in South India with an area of 130,058 km², and it is the 7th largest state in India.
The population of Tamil Nadu has more than 6.79 crores. According to Census 2011, It is the most literate state in India, with a 93.91% literacy rate.

Tamil Nadu is also called the “Rice bowl of South”, with about 2,500 rice mills spread all over the region and contributing to 33% of national rice production.

Chennai is the State Headquarters of Tamilnadu . Also, Chennai has the third busiest sea port after Mumbai and Kolkata. It ranks 19th among the world’s cargo handling ports, respectively.

As of 2022, the list of districts in Tamil Nadu is 38. Below this post we share all distics names in Tamilnadu and other information.

List of Districts in Tamilnadu

Districts map of Tamilnadu:

List of Districts in Tamilnadu:

District Code Date of official formation Area (km2) Population
Ariyalur AR 23 November 2007 1949.31 754,894
Chengalpattu CGL 29 November 2019 2,944.96 2,556,244
Chennai CH 1 November 1956 426 7,139,630
Coimbatore CO 1 November 1956 4,723[35] 3,458,045
Cuddalore CU 30 September 1993 3,703 2,605,914
Dharmapuri DH 2 October 1965 4,497.77 1,506,843
Dindigul DI 15 September 1985 6,266.64 2,159,775
Erode ER 31 August 1979 5,722[36] 2,251,744
Kallakurichi KL 26 November 2019 3,520.37 1,370,281
Kanchipuram KC 1 July 1997 1,655.94 1,166,401
Kanyakumari KK 1 November 1956 1,672 1,870,374
Karur KR 30 September 1995 2,895.57 1,064,493
Krishnagiri KR 9 February 2004 5,143 1,879,809
Madurai MDU 1 November 1956 3,741.73 3,038,252
Mayiladuthurai MYD 28 December 2020 1,172 918,356
Nagapattinam NG 18 October 1991 1,397 697,069
Namakkal NM 1 January 1997 3,368.21 1,726,601
Nilgiris NI 1 November 1956 2,545 735,394
Perambalur PE 30 September 1995 1,757 565,223
Pudukkottai PU 14 January 1974 4,663 1,618,345
Ramanathapuram RA 1 November 1956 4,068.31 1,353,445
Ranipet RN 28 November 2019 2,234.32 1,210,277
Salem SA 1 November 1956 5,245 3,482,056
Sivagangai SI 15 March 1985 4,189 1,339,101
Tenkasi TS 22 November 2019 2916.13 1,407,627
Thanjavur TJ 1 November 1956 3,396.57 2,405,890
Theni TH 25 July 1996 3,242.3 1,245,899
Thoothukudi TK 20 October 1986 4,707 1,750,176
Tiruchirappalli TC 1 November 1956 4,403.83 2,722,290
Tirunelveli TI 1 November 1956 3842.37 1,665,253
Tirupattur TU 28 November 2019 1,797.92 1,111,812
Tiruppur TP 22 February 2009 5,186.34 2,479,052
Tiruvallur TL 1 July 1997 3,422.43 3,728,104
Tiruvannamalai TV 30 September 1989 6,188 2,464,875
Tiruvarur TR 18 October 1991 2,161 1,264,277
Vellore VE 30 September 1989 2030.11 1,614,242
Viluppuram VL 30 September 1993 3725.54 2,093,003
Virudhunagar VR 15 March 1985 4,241.0 1,942,288

FAQs on Districts in Tamilnadu

Here are FAQs

  • Which is the Largest & Smallest District in Tamil Nadu by Area

    Coimbatore district covering an area of 7469 km², is the largest district of Tamil Nadu. Chennai District is the smallest district of Tamil Nadu, with a total area 0f 426 km²

  • Which is the Largest & Smallest District in Tamil Nadu by Population

    Chennai District is the most populated district in Tamil Nadu. Its Population as per census 2011 is 72 Lakhs. Perambalur District, with a population of 5.65 Lakhs, is the least populated district in Tamil Nadu.

  • Which is the Highest & Lowest Literacy rate in District in Tamil Nadu

    Kanyakumari district has the highest literacy rate in Tamil Nadu, and its literacy rate is 91.75%. With a literacy rate of 68.54%, Dharmapuri is the least literate district in Tamil Nadu.

  • Which Tamil Nadu District with Highest & Lowest Male Female Ratio

    Ranipet district (1042) has the highest Male-Female Sex ratio in Tamil Nadu. Dharmapuri District (946) has the lowest male-female sex ratio in Tamil Nadu.


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