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Madurai District : Tamil Nadu

About District


Madurai District is situated in the South of Tamil Nadu state. It is bounded on the North by the districts of Dindigul, Thiruchirapalli and on the East by Sivagangai and on the West by Theni and South by Virudhunagar. In 1984, the Vast Madurai district was bifurcated into two districts namely Madurai and Dindugul Districts. Subsequently in 1997, Madurai district was bifurcated into two districts namely Madurai and Theni Districts. In Madurai District, there are 10 State Assembly constituencies and two parliament constituencies. The district has 2 Revenue Divisions, 7 Taluks and 669 Revenue Villages. The Madurai District has 1 Municipal Corporation, 3 Municipalities, 13 Panchayat Unions, 15 Town Panchayats and 431 Village Panchayats. Madurai is surrounded by several mountains. The Madurai city has 3 hills as its city boundary. Yanaimalai, Nagamalai, Pasumalai named after Elephant, Snake and Cow respectively. It is famous for Jasmine Flowers. Jasmine flowers are transported to other cities of India from Madurai. The important Tourist Places in Madurai are Sri Meenakshi - Sundareswarar Temple, Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Thirupparankundram Temple, Alagar koil, Gandhi Museum and Mariamman Teppakulam.

District Administration

District at a Glance


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