Tirupathur District
Yelagiri Hills
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 12.4950° N, 78.5678° E
Country India
Tamil Nadu
RegionTondai Nadu
Established28 November 2019
Founded byEdappadi K. Palaniswami
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • BodyTirupattur District Collectorate
 • District CollectorAmar kushwaha, IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceBalakrishnan, IPS
 • Total1,797.92 km2 (694.18 sq mi)
 • Total1,111,812
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-83

Tirupattur or Tirupathur[2] district[3] is one of the 38 districts in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The district was formed in 2019 by the division of Vellore district into three smaller districts.[4] Its creation alongside Ranipet district was announced on 15 August 2019, and it was officially declared on 28 November 2019.[2] The town of Tirupattur serves as the district headquarters.[5][6][7][8][9]


The district is bordered by Vellore district to the northeast, Krishnagiri district to the southwest, Tiruvannamalai district to the southeast, and the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh to the northwest. National Highway 48 passes through the district.


Tirupattur district was created by the splitting off of the three southwestern taluks of Vellore district: Tirupattur, Vaniyambadi, and Ambur.[10] The district now includes Natrampalli for a total of four taluks.[2]


Tiruppattur (state assembly constituency, Vellore) is the assembly constituency. Since 2016 Tiruppattur (state assembly constituency, Vellore) is represented in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly by A Nallathambi of DMK party.[11] He was reelected in 2021.[12][13]


  1. ^ a b "District List | Tamil Nadu Government Portal". www.tn.gov.in. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "About District". Tirupathur District. District Administration. 21 January 2021. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Thirupathur District | Sandalwood City | India". Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  4. ^ Staff Reporter (28 November 2019). "Chief Minister inaugurates Tirupattur as 35th district of Tamil Nadu". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  5. ^ J., Shanmughasundaram (15 August 2019). "Vellore district to be trifurcated; Nov 1 to be Tamil Nadu Day". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  6. ^ "TN's Vellore district to be split into 3, Tirupathur and Ranipet to become new districts". The News Minute. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  7. ^ ChennaiAugust 15, Press Trust of India; August 15, 2019UPDATED; Ist, 2019 12:48. "Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami announces trifurcation of Vellore district". India Today. Retrieved 15 August 2019.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Announces Trifurcation Of Vellore District". NDTV.com. Press Trust of India. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  9. ^ Jesudasan, Dennis S. (15 August 2019). "Vellore district to be trifurcated, says Edappadi Palaniswami". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  10. ^ https://censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/3304_PART_B_DCHB_VELLORE.pdf
  11. ^ "LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES, Election Commission of India- State Election, 2016 to the Legislative Assembly Of Tamil Nadu" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Tamil Nadu General Legislative Election 2021". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021 live | Tamil Nadu Assembly Election Results & Updates". NDTV.com. Retrieved 21 September 2021.