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District Tirunelveli

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » Tamil Nadu Districts
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Tirunelveli District is a district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. Tirunelveli city is the district headquarters.

Geography of Tirunelveli
Tirunelveli district is surrounded by the State of  Kerala,  Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari and Gulf of Mannar and the districts of Virudhunagar.Tirunelveli District covers the 6,823 sq. km.  area.

Rivers in Tirunelveli District : Main Rivers is Tamiraparani. Other Rivers in this district area : Pachaiyar, Korayar, Chittar, Aluthakanniar, Kottamalaiyaru,Kothaiyaru , Rajasingiyaru, Aintharuviar, Jambunathi, Ramanathi, Gadananathi, Manimuthar, Nambiyar, Karunaiyar , Hanumannathi, Karuppanathi, Gundar, Mottaiyar,  Vedamaliyaru, Mundhal Odai

Latitude of Tirunelveli city :   08 deg 8’ and 09 deg 23’
Longitude of Tirunelveli city : 77 deg  09’ and 77 deg 54’

About Tirunelveli

On September 1, 1790 (Tirunelveli Day), Tirunelveli District was formed  by the East India Company (British). In 1990 parts of Tirunelveli district was segregated and made as Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar districts.The district is known for its paddy fields. The name 'Tiru-Nel-Veli' owes to a Hindu mythological story where Lord Shiva protected the paddy ('nel') by creating a fence ('veli').

Mineral Resources in Tirunelveli District
Limestone : It is  available at several places in this district but manily near Ramayanpatti, Talaiyuthu and Padmaneri.
Sulphides : It is  available  at Pattankadu and Munradaippu
Ilmenite - Garnet Sands : limenite sands are noticed near Vijayapatti and Kuttankuli.

Revenue divisions in Tirunelveli District

In Tirunelveli district there are 3 Revenue divisions

Taluks in Tirunelveli District
In Tirunelveli district there are 11 Taluks

Blocks in Tirunelveli District
In Tirunelveli district there are 19 Blocks

Railway Station in Tirunelveli District
Azhwarkurichi Railway Station   
Mettur Railway Station   
Sengottai Railway Station
Nanguneri Railway Station   
Tirunelveli Junction Railway Station
Cheranmahadevi Railway Station   
Kallidaikurichi Railway Station   
Sankarankovil Railway Station
Talaiyuthu Railway Station
Bhagavathipuram Railway Station
Ambasamudram Railway Station   
Kilakkadaiyam Railway Station   
Pavurchutram Railway Station   
Valliyur Railway Station
Kadaynallur Railway Station   
Ravanasamudram Railway Station     

Bus Station in Tirunelveli District
Sengottai Bus Station   
Kalakadu Bus Station   
Tenkasi Bus Station   
Palayamkottai Bus Station   
Tirunelveli Central Bus Station     
Valliyur Bus Station
Vaeinthankulam Bus Station

Tourist Place in Tirunelveli District

Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Wild Life sancturies
District Science Centre, Tirunelveli
Birds Sanctuary at Koonthankulam
Kappal Matha Church, Uvari 
Manimuthar Water Falls
Courtallam health resort
Venkatachalapathy temple
Pottalpudur Dargha
Pulithevan Palace
Swamy Nellaiappar Temple & Kanthimathi Ambal Temple
Holy Trinity Cathedral  (Oosi Gopuram)
Thiruvalluvar Two Tier Bridge
Manjolai - Hill Station

University in Tirunelveli District
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Engineering Colleges in Tirunelveli District

Arul College of Technology, Radhapuram
Cape Institute of Technology, Radhapuram
P.S.N. College of Engineering and Technology, Palayamkottai
Einstein College of Engineering, Tirunelveli
PET Engineering College, Vallioor
Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli
S. Veerasamy Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Sivagiri
Francis Xavier Engineering College, Palayamkottai
J.P. College of Engineering, Tenkasi
Joe Suresh Engineering College, Tirunelveli
P.S.N. Institute of Technology & Science, Palayamkottai
Mahakavi Bharathiyar College of Engineering and Technology, Sivagiri
National College of Engineering, Nanguneri
P.S.N. Engineering College, Palayamkottai
SCAD College of Engineering and Technology, Ambasamudram
Scad Engineering College, Tirunelveli
The Rajaas Engineering College, Vadakkangulam
A.R. College of Engineering and Technology, Ambasamudram

Hotel Management  Colleges in Tirunelveli District
Rass Academy College of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Palayamkottai
Nellai Institute of Hotel Management, Tirunelveli
Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Tenkasi

Medical Colleges in Tirunelveli District
Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli
Rajas Dental College, Vadakangulam

Colleges in Tirunelveli District
C.S.I. Jeyaraj Annapackiam College, Tirunelveli
St. John's College, Tirunelveli, Palayamkottai
St. Xavier's College, Tirunelveli
T.D.M.N.S. College, T. Kallikulam, Tirunelveli
The M.D.T. Hindu College, Tirunelveli
Sardar Raja Arts College, Tirunelveli
Sattanatha Karaiyalar College, Tenkasi
Sri Saradha Women's College, Tirunelveli
Thiruvalluvar College, Tirunelveli
Pasumbon Muthuramalinga Thevar College, Melaneelithanallur, Tirunelveli
Perarignar Anna College, Tirunelveli
Rose Mary Arts and Science College, Palayamkottai
Sadakathullah Appa College, Palayamkottai
Govt. Arts College for Women, Tirunelveli
Sarah Tucker College, Palayamkottai
Ambai Arts College, Tirunelveli
Annai Hajira Women’s College, Melapalayam
Sri Paramakalyani College, Tirunelveli
Sri Parasakthi Women's College, Tirunelveli

Major Crops
Paddy, Millets,Maize, Pulses, Oilseeds, Groundnut, Sunflower, Gingelly, Coconut, Fibre Cotton are the main crops of this district. Other Crops are : Sugarcane, Chillies.

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