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Pudukkottai district

Pudukkottai District
Pudhugai Mavattam
Paddy fields, Regunathapuram
Paddy fields, Regunathapuram
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District Pudukkottai
Pudukkottai 14 January 1974
Headquarters Pudukkottai
Talukas Pudukkottai, Karambakkudi, Alangudi, Aranthangi, Thirumayam, Ponnamaravathi, Gandarvakottai, Avudaiyarkoil, Manamelkudi, Kulathur, Iluppur.
 • Collector & District Magistrate Manoharan IAS
 • Total 4,663 km2 (1,800 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,618,345
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
 • Official Tamil, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 622xxx
Telephone code 04322
ISO 3166 code ISO 3166-2:IN
Vehicle registration TN-55
Coastline 42 kilometres (26 mi)
Largest city Pudukkottai
Nearest city Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur
Sex ratio M-50%/F-50% /
Literacy 80%%
Legislature type elected
Lok Sabha constituency 0
Precipitation 827 millimetres (32.6 in)
Avg. summer temperature 40.9 °C (105.6 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 17.8 °C (64.0 °F)
Website .in.nicpudukkottai

Pudukkottai District is a district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The city of Pudukkottai is the district headquarters. It is also known colloquially as Pudhugai. Pudukkottai district is one of the least urbanized district in Tamil Nadu.

Pudukkottai district is bounded on the northeast and east by Thanjavur District, on the southeast by the Palk Strait, on the southwest by Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts, and on the west and northwest by Tiruchirapalli District. As of 2011, the district had a population of 1,618,345 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females for every 1,000 males.

The district has an area of 4663 km² with a coastline of 42 km. The district lies between 78° 25' and 79° 15' east longitude and between 9° 50' and 10° 40' of the north latitude.


On 14 January 1975, Pudukkottai was organised as a separate district comprising the former Pudukkottai Division of Tiruchirappalli district with some additions from Thanjavur District. At present, this district is composed of two Revenue Divisions, namely, Pudukkottai and Aranthangi and eleven Taluks, namely, Kulathur, Illuppur, Alangudi Pudukkottai, Gandarvakottai, Thirumayam,Aranthangi, Ponnamaravathi, Karambakudi, Avudaiyarkoil and Manamelkudi. There are 762 Revenue Villages.

The population of the district is 1618725 (as per Census 2011). It is 17.02% urbanised.[1] The district depends a great deal on the monsoon for its water supply. The district has a literacy of 77.96%


According to 2011 census, Pudukkottai district had a population of 1,618,345 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[2] A total of 179,688 were under the age of six, constituting 91,696 males and 87,992 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 17.6% and .08% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the district was 68.62%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[2] The district had a total of 387,679 households. There were a total of 761,693 workers, comprising 192,462 cultivators, 234,344 main agricultural labourers, 10,170 in house hold industries, 203,272 other workers, 121,445 marginal workers, 16,808 marginal cultivators, 70,805 marginal agricultural labourers, 3,771 marginal workers in household industries and 30,061 other marginal workers.[3]

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  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Pudukkottai district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
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