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Madurai district
மதுரை மாவட்டம்
—  District  —
Dawn Madurai.jpg
Dawn in the city of Madurai
TN Districts Madurai.gif
Coordinates: 9°55′15.96″N 78°6′36″E / 9.9211, 78.11Coordinates: 9°55′15.96″N 78°6′36″E / 9.9211, 78.11
Country Flag of India.svg India
State Tamil Nadu
Metro
Municipal Corporations Madurai
Headquarters Madurai
Government
 • Collector Mr.Ansul Misra IAS
Area
 • Total 3,741.73 km2 (1,444.69 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 3,041,038
 • Density 823/km2 (2,130/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
 • Other Tamil, Telegu, Sourashtra, English, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 625001
Telephone code 0452
Vehicle registration TN-58, TN-59[2]
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Largest city Madurai
Sex ratio -50.5% / -49.5%
Literacy 81.5%
Lok Sabha constituency 1
Vidhan Sabha constituency 10
IUCN category
Website madurai.tn.nic.in

Madurai district is one of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu, in southeastern India. The city of Madurai serves as the district headquarters. It houses the world famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and is situated on the banks of river Vaigai. Thiruparankundram is one of the major tourist place in the district. Kazimar Periya Pallivasal and Madurai Maqbara in Kazimar Street are the oldest and major Islamic symbols in the city.

HistoryEdit

Madurai, also known as "Athens of the East". The main kingdoms which ruled Madurai during various times are the Pandyas and the Nayaks. Madurai is nicknamed "Thoonga Nagaram", roughly translated as, "city that never sleeps". Madurai is called as temple city

BlocksEdit

Madurai district comprises 13 Blocks.The Blocks become the best part of administration due to the number of villages in the district where rural administration is done by the Block hq. The Blocks are sub-divided by Firkas

DivisionsEdit

Bull Taming, Alanganallur, India

Bull Taming, Alanganallur

Madurai district comprises seven Taluks.

Political DivisionsEdit

Assembly
Constituency
Political
Party
Elected
Representative
Thirupparankundram DMDK A. K. T. Raja
Usilampatti AIFB P. V. Kathiravan
Madurai North AIADMK A. K. Bose
Melur AIADMK R. Samy
Madurai East AIADMK K. Tamilarasan
Madurai Central DMDK R.Sundarrajan
Sholavandan AIADMK M. V. Karuppaiah
Tirumangalam AIADMK M. Muthuramalingam
Madurai South CPI-M R. Annadurai
Madurai West AIADMK K. Raju
Lok Sabha
Constituency
Political
Party
Elected
Representative
Madurai DMK M.K. Azhagiri
Source: Indian Elections / Election Commission of India.[4][5]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Madurai district has a population of 3,041,038,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Oman[7] or the US state of Iowa.[8] This gives it a ranking of 119th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 823 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,130 /sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.95 %.[6] Madurai has a sex ratio of 990 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 81.66 %.[6]

Madurai district population is about 3,041,038 as of 2011,[9] with a decennial growth rate of 18%. The 60% of the district is urbanised, and the literacy rate of the district is about 81.7%.

Tourist attractionEdit

  • Kutladampatti falls
  • Madurai Meenakshiamman temple
  • AlagarKoil
  • Theppakulam, Vandiyur
  • Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple
  • Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
  • 1000 kal Mandapam
  • Gandhi Museum
  • Eco park
  • Kuruvithurai Vallaba Perumal Temple
  • Vaigai Dam nearby
  • Anaipatti Anjaneyar Temple
  • Kodaikkanal nearby
  • Suruli falls nearby.[10]

Geography Edit

ClimateEdit

Climate chart for Madurai
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temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Census of India" (Excel). Indian government. 16 April 2011. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/prov_data_products_tamilnadu.html. 
  2. ^ www.tn.gov.in
  3. ^ http://www.madurai.tn.nic.in/block.html
  4. ^ "Election results". Indian Elections. http://www.indian-elections.com/assembly-elections/tamil-nadu/election-result-06.html. 
  5. ^ "Parties Statistics". Election Commission of India. http://www.eci.gov.in/StatisticalReports/ElectionStatistics.asp. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Oman 3,027,959" 
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Iowa 3,046,355" 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ Suruli Falls Suruli falls

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