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General Information about Thoothukudi District

 

Thoothukudi District in Tamil Nadu
The district of Thoothukudi was carved out from the erstwhile Tirunelveli District on
20th  October 1986.

Thriu. R. Arumugam, I.A.S. was the first Collector of this District.

 


 Location                                                                              

It is situated in the extreme south-eastern corner of Tamil Nadu state and bounded on the north by the districts of Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, on the east and south-east by Gulf of Mannar and on the west and south-west by the district of Tirunelveli.  Total area of this district is 4621 sq. kms. and the administrative headquarters is an Urban agglomeration and also one of the taluk  headquarters within the district.

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The District Collector & Administrative Units     

Collectorate, Thoothukudi

Collectorate Building

District Collector :
Name : Dr. R.Palaniyandi I.A.S.
Address : District Collector, 
                 Collectorate,
                 Thoothukudi-628101
Phone : O : 0461-2340600 
              R : 0461-2320050
Email : collrtut@tn.nic.in
Fax : 0461-2340606

       

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Revenue Divisions

Taluks comprised in the Revenue Division

1.

Thoothukudi                               

a. Thoothukudi

b. Srivaikundam

2.

Tiruchendur

a. Tiruchendur

b. Sattankulam

3.

Kovilpatti

a. Kovilpatti

b. Ettayapuram

c. Vilathikulam

d. Ottapidaram

          Revenue Firkas        :  40

          Revenue Villages     : 468                                                                 

          For the purpose of Election, this district is divided into 7 Assembly constituencies and comes under 3 Parliamentary Constituencies, as given bellow:

      1. Parliamentary Constituencies

            1. Tirunelveli      2. Tiruchendur    and    3. Sivakasi

      2. Assembly Constituencies

            1. Vilathikulam, 2. Ottapidaram, 3. Kovilpatti, 4. Sattankulam, 5. Tiruchendur,

             6. Srivaikuntam   and  7. Thoothukudi.

Local Bodies

  •    Corporation                                      :       Nil
  •    Municipalities                                  :           2
  •    Panchayat Unions                            :        12
  •    Town Panchayats                             :         20
  •    Village Panchayats                          :       408
  •    Revenue Firkas                               :         40
  •    Revenue Villages                            :       468

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              Thoothukudi district has a Geographical area of 4,621 sq.km.

Sl. No.

Name of the Taluk

Male

Female

Total

1.

Thoothukudi

 203368

 201995

  405363

2.

Tiruchendur

 138040

 153388

  291428

3.

Kovilpatti

 128711

 133538

  262249

4.

Sathankulam

   43692

   53128

    96820

5.

Srivaikuntam

   93472

   98411

  191883

6.

Vilattikulam

   66743

   68542

  135285

7.

Ottapidaram 

   57201

   58053

  115254

8. Ettayapuram     35596    38395     73991

 

District Total

 766823

 805450

1572273 

 

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Forest

        The total extent of forest in the district is 11,012 hectares which works out to 2.47 percent of the total geographical area of the district.  A deer sanctuary is maintained in the hills of Vallanad.  Except Vallanad and Kurumalai hills, there are no other hills or mountains.

        The out-turn of forest product is

                    1. Timber            69.857 Cu.m

                    2. Fuel Wood     13.273  M.T

                    3. Cashew            5.24    M.T

         Lands utilised under various purposes are as follows.

Category

Area in hectares

Percentage

Geographical area

4,59,054

100%

Forest

   11.002

 2.4%

Barren uncultivable Land

   19.944

4.3%

Non-agricultural Land

   68.573

15%

Cultivable waste Land

   20.154

4.4%

Permanent pastures and other
grazing Land

    5.052

1.1%

Net area sown

1,88,296

42.0%

          The net area sown is 42.0% which indicates the predominance of agriculture in the district.  The area under cultivable waste is only 4.4% which can be reclaimed for cultivation.

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Education

            In this district the percentage o effective literacy (excluding children in the age group 1-6) is 74 %.  The number of educational institutions available in this district are as follows:

                     a)   Arts and Science Colleges           12

                     b)   Medical College                           1

                     c)   Engineering Colleges                   3

                     d)   Agriculture College                      1

                     e)   Fisheries College                          1

                      f)   Colleges for Special Education    1

                      g)  Primary Schools                            1076

                      h)  Middle Schools                             284

                      i)   High Schools                                 73

                      j)   Higher Secondary Schools           97

                      k)  Teachers Training Colleges         3

                      l)  Government Polytechnic              2

                A Government Polytechnic in the name of the greatest Tamil Poet Subramania Bharathiyar is functioning from 1982 exclusively for ----- at Ettayapuram.

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Hospitals

                  a)   No. of Hospitals                                         10

                   b)   Primary Health Centres                            47

                   c)   Health Sub centres                                   249

                   d)   Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries     1,072

                    e)  No. of Doctors                                          196

                    f)   No. of Nurses                                           158

                    g)  No. of Hospitals under Indian Medicine     2

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Entertainment

              Thoothukudi is having an All India Radio Station and a Doordharshan Relay Station.  There are 42 permanent Cinema theatres, 18 touring theatres, 4 semi - permanent theatres and 3 Open Air Theatres providing entertainment to the people of the district.


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