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Mayiladuthurai district
Victory Clock Tower at Mayiladuthurai
Mayiladuthurai district
Country India
State
Tamil Nadu
RegionChola Nadu
Established28 December 2020
(12 months ago)
 (2020-12-28)
Founded byEdappadi K. Palaniswami
HeadquartersMayiladuthurai
Taluks
Kuthalam,
Mayiladuthurai,
Sirkali,
Tharangambadi,
Government
 • District CollectorR. Lalitha IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceG.Suguna singh IPS[1]
Area
 • Total1,172 km2 (453 sq mi)
Area rank37
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 • Total918,356
 • Rank34
 • Density782/km2 (2,030/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
609001
Telephone Code04364
Vehicle registrationTN 82
Websitemayiladuthurai.nic.in

Mayiladuthurai district is one of the 38 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The district headquarters is located at Mayiladuthurai.

Geography

The district is bounded on the north by Cuddalore district, on the west by Thanjavur district, on the south by Tiruvarur district and Karaikal district of Puducherry, and the Bay of Bengal to the east.

The district is situated in the fertile delta of the Kaveri and is entirely flat plain. The Kaveri, as well as many of its distributaries, flows through the district and enters the sea here. Most of the northern border with Cuddalore is formed by the Kollidam River.

Taluks

As of 2020, when Mayiladuthurai District was carved out of Nagapattinam it had the following taluks:

Demographics

Religions in Mayiladuthurai district (2011)[2]
Religion Percent
Hindu
89.37%
Muslim
7.21%
Christian
3.13%
Other or not stated
0.29%
Distribution of religions

At the time of the 2011 census, Mayiladuthurai district had a population of 918,356. 741,788 lived in rural areas while 176,568 lived in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 32.31% and 0.23% of the population respectively.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Special Officer, SP appointed for Mayiladuthurai district". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 12 July 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 September 2021.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Census of India - Religion". census.gov.in.
  3. ^ District census 2011 - Nagapattinam