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Kallakurichi is one of the 37 districts which belong to Tamil Nadu state situated on the southern tip of India. The district headquarters is located at Kallakurichi. Kallakurichi district was announced on 8th january 2019 and it came into existence on 26th november 2019 when it was carved out of Villupuram district. It covers 6 taluks namely Kallakurichi, Sankarapuram, Chinnasalem, Ulundurpet, Thirukovilur and Kalvarayanmalai.
|Founded by||Edappadi K. Palaniswami|
|• Type||Council government|
|• Collector||Mr.Kiran Gurrala, IAS|
|• Superintendent of Police||Mr.Jayachandran, IPS|
|• Total||3,520 km2 (1,360 sq mi)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TN - 15|
Prior to 1960, Kallakurichi was considered a village. That year, Kallakurichi became Town Panchayat, then was subsequently upgraded to Special Grade Town Panchayat. On 20 October 2004, it was further upgraded to Third Grade Municipality. Later, on 7 September 2010, this municipality was upgraded to First Grade Municipality and on January 8, in the year of 2019 the Kallakurichi is announced as a 33rd District of Tamil Nadu by bifurcating Villupuram. The area of this municipality is 11.69 km2 divided into 21 wards.
Kallakurichi is an emerging agricultural district. It is also known as "Home of Agriculture". There are over 10 Rice processing units or modern rice (mills) both small and big in this town. Textiles, Jewellery and agricultural feeds are major businesses. The town has two government co-operative sugar mills and one private sugar mill, and one solvent extraction plants. There are many poultry farms in and around Kallakurichi. The name is derived due to the green nature of this village along the banks of the river Gomuki which nourishes the village by its water. It was under the great Chola empire. The principal occupation of this village is agriculture. There are a number of temples around the village. The famous temples are Suambu Sree Annamaliyar Temple, Sree Sadaiappa Temple, Lord Venkateshwara Temple and Drowpathi Amman Temple. These temples are located in the north of the village in the farmyards. The car festival for Sree Sadaippa Temple is conducted once in every twelve years. Thenkeeranur is the largest revenue village in the Kallakurichi taluk. It has two large lakes for irrigation one in the north and the other in the south. A co-operative society bank is located here to help the farming community.
Kallakurichi is closer to Kalvarayan Hills. The proximity of clouds fall near the peak of Vellimalai hilltop is a popular tourist spot for locals during the monsoon season. Vellimalai is a pristine unexplored location.
Gomukhi dam is one of the best place to visit. Many waterfalls are there in the kalvarayan hills. Periyar, Megam and Kaviyam waterfalls are very noted one.
- புதிதாக பிரிக்கப்பட்ட கள்ளக்குறிச்சி மாவட்டம் இன்று உதயம் (in Tamil). News7 Tamil. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- "Tamil Nadu govt announces creation of Kallakurichi district. Kallakurichi is all set to become Tamil Nadu's 33rd district. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami made the announcement on the floor of the assembly on Tuesday". Times of india. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
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