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Tiruchirapalli district in Tamil Nadu, India

Tiruchirapalli District (Tamil: திருச்சிராபள்ளி மாவட்டம்) (also known as Tiruchchirapalli District / Trichy District) is located along the Kaveri River in Tamil Nadu India. The main town in Tiruchirapalli District is the city of Tiruchirapalli also known as Trichy.

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Geography

Kaveri river and Rockfort at Tiruchirapalli

Tiruchirapalli district lies at the heart of Tamil Nadu. The district has an area of 4,404 square kilometers. It is bounded in the northwest by Namakkal District, in the northeast by Perambalur District, in the east by Thanjavur District, in the southeast by Pudukkottai District, in the south by Madurai district, in the southwest by Dindigul District and, in the west by Karur District. Kaveri river flows through the length of the district and is the principal source of irrigation and water supply.

Demographics

Religions in Tiruchirapalli[1]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
84.39%
Christianity
  
9.02%
Islam
  
6.46%
Others
  
0.12%

It had a population of 2,418,366 as of 2001. It is 47.10% urbanised. [2] The district has a literacy of 79.16%, higher than the state's average.

Tamil is the principal language spoken and Tamils are the predominant linguistic group in the district. Considerable amount of Sri Lankan Tamils are found in the pockets of Tiruchirapalli. Hindus formed the majority of the population at 84.39% of the population followed by Christians at 9.02%, Muslims at 6.46% and others at 0.12%.[2]

Taluks

Srirangam Temple Gopuram

Tiruchirapalli District consists of 8 Taluks:

Urban Centres

Thiruvanaikaval Temple at Tiruchirapalli

Tiruchirapalli District consists of the following urban centres:

Major Industries

  • Boiler Manufacturing Industries
  • Cement Factories
  • Light and heavy engineering
  • Leather Tanneries
  • Food processing Industries
  • Sugar Mills
  • (Traditional) Cigar Making (village) Industries.
  • Hosiery and garments (to a small extent)
  • IT/BPO

Natural Resources / Water bodies

NH 45 (Grand Southern Trunk Road)in Tiruchirapalli district
Kaveri river bisecting Tiruchirapalli and Srirangam
Upper Anaicut or Mukkombu
Kallanai
  • River Cauvery
  • River Coleeron

Tourism

Places to visit in Tiruchirappalli District.

  • Mukkombu
  • Kallanai (is in Thanjavur District but within the reach from Thiruchirappalli)
  • Srirangam Temple
  • Thiruvanai koil
  • Vayalur Murugan Temple
  • Samayapuram Mariamman Temple
  • Vekkaliamman Temple, Woriyur
  • Rock Fort and Uchipillaiyar Temple

Animal husbandry

The district has a large cattle and poultry population.

Major Crops

The rivers Cauvery and Coleeron start branching out to form the Cauvery delta irrigating vast tracts of land in the district.

  • Rice (vast tracts)
  • Sugarcane (vast tracts)
  • Banana/plantain
  • Coconut
  • Cotton (small tracts)
  • betel
  • Corn

Educational institutions

  • National Institute of Technology (Trichy), Thuvakudi
  • Bharathidasan Institute of Management
  • Central Banana Research Institute, Siruganur
  • State Instuite of Hotal Mangament and Catring tech, Thuvakudi
  • Institute of Technical Education

References

External links

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