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FishingBoat on FishingTourism Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

ThisImage fort was a busy trade centre till 1845 AD when the Danes handed over the fort to the English. This fort was declared as a protected monument by the Department of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu in 1977 AD.The Danes constructed fortifications on the coast at Tranquebar. This was the only busy trade centre on the Coromandal coast for the Danes. It was used as a Public Works Department Travellers Bungalow for government servants and colonials till 1977 AD. 

One Agriculture Fieldof the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

DISTRICT PROFILE

District at a Glance
Revenue Divisions 2
Taluks 8
Municipalities 4
Panchayat Unions 11
Town Panchayats 8
Panchayats 434
Habitations 2508
Coastline 187 Kilometers
Population
Area Total Households Total Population Male Female Sex Area Population Density
Rural 271827 1158557 576010 582547 1011 225.03 520.69
Urban 71786 330282 163064 167218 1025 191.97 1720.49
Total 343613 1488839 739064 749765 1014 2417.00 615.99
Geographical Position
North Latitude Between 10°10' and 11°20'
East Latitude Between 79°15' and 79°50'
Area [In Square Kilometers] 2569
Population 1616450
Density 629
Mean Sea Level 9 Mtrs. UP
Vital Statistics
Birth 26,412 Death 6,818 Infant Death 769
Birth Rate per 1000 Death Rate Per 1000 Infant Mortality Rate Per 1000 Live Birth Expectation of Life at Birth
Rural 19.90 Rural 8.20 Rural 35.00 Male 59
Urban 17.80 Urban 6.70 Urban 23.00 Female 60
Combined 18.85 Combined 7.45 Combined 29.00
Main Workers
Total Workers 4,66,435 Male Workers 3,51,425
Female Workers 1,15,027 Rural Workers 3,73,419
Urban Workers 53,016 Cultivators 69,078
Agricultural Laborers 3,13,174 House Hold Industry 9,032
Other Workers 19,032 Marginal Workers 1,17,875
Non Workers 90,274    
Temperature
Plains Hill Stations
Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum
32°C 24.6°C 00.00 00.00
Education
Primary Schools 789
Middle Schools 249
Pre primary schools 163
High Schools 158
Higher Secondary Schools 117
Matric & Higher Secondary School 24
Government I.T.I 2
Teacher Training Schools 20
Co Operative Training Schools Nil
Self Financing College of Engineering 3
Govt. College 1
University Constituent College 2
Aided Colleges 5
Govt. Music School
Self Financing Colleges 8
Govt. Engineering College 1
Rain Fall
South West North East
Normal Actual Normal Actual
265.2 mm 250.60 mm 908.8 mm 969.2 mm
Revenue Administration
Divisions [2]
  1. Nagapattinam
  2. Mayiladuthurai
Taluks [8]
  1. Nagapattinam
  2. Kilvelur
  3. Thirukkuvalai
  4. Vedaranyam
  5. Mayiladuthurai
  6. Tharangambadi
  7. Kuttalam
  8. Sirkazhi
Firkas 31
Revenue Villages 523
Local Administration
Municipalities [4]
  1. Nagapattinam
  2. Vedaraniyam
  3. Mayiladuthurai
  4. Sirkazhi
Panchayat Unions [11]
  1. Nagapattinam
  2. Tirumarugal
  3. Keelaiyur
  4. Kilvelur
  5. Thalainayur
  6. Vedaranyam
  7. Mayiladuthurai
  8. Kuttalam
  9. Kollidam
  10. Sembanarkoil
  11. Sirkazhi.
Town Panchayats [8]
  1. Kilvelur
  2. Velankanni
  3. Thittacheri
  4. Thalainayur
  5. Manalmedu
  6. Vaitheeswaran Koil
  7. Kuttalam
  8. Tharagambadi
Village Panchyats 423
Medical & Health
Government Hospital 25
Primary Health Centres 53
Health Sub centres 258
Land Classification [In Hect]
Forest 4633 1.7%
Barren & Uncultivable Land 33418 12.30%
Land put to non Agricultural uses 47735 17.6%
Cultural waste 2097 0.77%
Permanent Pastures 846 0.31%
Land under Miscellaneous Tree Crops & groves not included in Net Area Sown 6381 2.35%
Current Fallow Lands 9446 3.47%
Other Fallow Lands 16347 6.02%
Net Area Sown 150680 55.48
Total Geographical Area 271583 100%