General Information about Thoothukudi District

 

Thoothukudi District in Tamil Nadu
The district of Thoothukudi was carved out from the erstwhile Tirunelveli District on
20th  October 1986.

Thiru. R. Arumugam, I.A.S. was the first Collector of this District.

 

  Location

Agriculture

  The Collector & Administrative Units

Electricity

  Area and Population

Transport & Communication                                  

  Maps

Irrigation

  Forest

Industries

  Education

Animal Husbandry

  Hospitals

Fisheries

  Entertainment


 Location                                                                              

It is situated in the extreme south-eastern corner of Tamil Nadu state and bounded on the north by the districts of Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, on the east and south-east by Gulf of Mannar and on the west and south-west by the district of Tirunelveli.  Total area of this district is 4621 sq. kms. and the administrative headquarters is an Urban agglomeration and also one of the taluk  headquarters within the district.

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The District Collector & Administrative Units     

Collectorate, Thoothukudi

Collectorate Building

District Collector :
Name    :  Shri. Ashish Kumar,  I.A.S.
Address : District Collector, 
                 Collectorate,
                 Thoothukudi-628101
Phone : O : 0461-2340600 
              R : 0461-2320050
Email : collrtut[at]nic[dot]in
Fax : 0461-2340606

       

Sl.No.

Revenue Divisions

Taluks comprised in the Revenue Division

1.

Thoothukudi                               

a. Thoothukudi

b. Srivaikundam

2.

Tiruchendur

a. Tiruchendur

b. Sattankulam

3.

Kovilpatti

a. Kovilpatti

b. Ettayapuram

c. Vilathikulam

d. Ottapidaram

          Revenue Firkas        :  41

          Revenue Villages     : 480                                                                 

          For the purpose of Election, this district is divided into 6 Assembly constituencies and comes under 1 Parliamentary Constituency, as given bellow:

      1. Parliamentary Constituency

            Thoothukudi     

      2. Assembly Constituencies

            1. Vilathikulam, 2. Thoothukudi, 3. Tiruchendur, 4. Srivaikundam, 5. Ottapidaram, 6. Kovilpatti

             

Local Bodies

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Area and Population    ( 2001 Census)

              Thoothukudi district has a Geographical area of 4,621 sq.km.

Sl. No.

Name of the Taluk

Male

Female

Total

1.

Thoothukudi

 203368

 201995

  405363

2.

Tiruchendur

 138040

 153388

  291428

3.

Kovilpatti

 128711

 133538

  262249

4.

Sathankulam

   43692

   53128

    96820

5.

Srivaikuntam

   93472

   98411

  191883

6.

Vilattikulam

   66743

   68542

  135285

7.

Ottapidaram 

   57201

   58053

  115254

8. Ettayapuram     35596    38395     73991

 

District Total

 766823

 805450

1572273 

 

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Forest

        The total extent of forest in the district is 11,012 hectares which works out to 2.47 percent of the total geographical area of the district.  A deer sanctuary is maintained in the hills of Vallanad.  Except Vallanad and Kurumalai hills, there are no other hills or mountains.

                 Lands utilised under various purposes are as follows :  2009 - 2010

Category

Area in hectares

Percentage

Geographical area

470724

100%

Forest

   11012

 2.34%

Barren uncultivable Land

   19878

4.22%

Non-agricultural Land

   76477

16.25%

Cultivable waste Land

   48015

10.20%

Permanent pastures and other
grazing Land

    5132

1.06%

Net area sown

178083

37.83%

          The net area sown is 37.83% which indicates the predominance of agriculture in the district.  The area under cultivable waste is only 10.20% which can be reclaimed for cultivation.

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Education

            In this district the percentage o effective literacy (excluding children in the age group 1-6) is 74 %.  The number of educational institutions available in this district are as follows:

                     a)   Arts and Science Colleges                       16

                     b)   Medical College                                         1

                     c)   Engineering Colleges                               11

                     d)   Agriculture College & University             1

                     e)   Fisheries College                                        1

                      f)   Colleges for Home Science                        1

                      g)  Primary Schools                                    1165

                      h)  Middle Schools                                         300

                      i)   High Schools                                               60

                      j)   Higher Secondary Schools                       144

                      k)  Teachers Training Colleges                         9

                      l)  Government Polytechnic                               2

                     m) Special Schools (Deaf & Dum)                     2

                A Government Polytechnic in the name of the greatest Tamil Poet Subramania Bharathiyar is functioning from 1982 exclusively for girls at Ettayapuram.

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Hospitals

                  a)   No. of Hospitals                                          13

                   b)   Primary Health Centres                            48

                   c)   Health Sub centres                                   249

                   d)   Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries     1,397

                    e)  No. of Doctors                                          210

                    f)   No. of Nurses                                           554

                    g)  No. of Hospitals under Indian Medicine   10

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Entertainment

              Thoothukudi is having an All India Radio Station and a Doordharshan Relay Station.  There are 26 permanent Cinema theatres, 5 touring theatres and 2 Open Air Theatres providing entertainment to the people of the district.