Tenkasi (Tamil: [t̪eŋɡaːsi]) is one of the 38 districts of Tamil Nadu, India, separated from Tirunelveli district on 22 November 2019. The Government of Tamil Nadu announced its creation on 18 July 2019. The district headquarters is at Tenkasi.[2]

Tenkasi District
Courtallam Falls
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Tenkasi district
Location in Tamil Nadu
CountryIndia India
State Tamil Nadu
Largest CityTenkasi
MunicipalityTenkasi
Established22 November 2019
Founded byEdappadi K. Palaniswami
SeatTenkasi
TalukasKadayanallur
Tenkasi
Sankarankovil
Shenkottai
Sivagiri
Veerakeralamputhur
Alangulam
Tiruvengadam
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • BodyTenkasi District Collectorate
 • CollectorDurai. Ravichandran, I.A.S.
 • Superintendent of PoliceE. T. Samson, I.P.S.
Area
 • Total2,916.13 km2 (1,125.92 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,440,795
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN76 and TN76A and TN79
Websitetenkasi.nic.in

Geography

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The district shares borders with Tirunelveli district in the south, Virudhunagar district in the north, Thoothukudi district in the east and Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts of Kerala in the west. The western part of the district runs along the Western Ghats, while the east is mainly flat plains.

Tenkasi was formed from 6 talukas: Sivagiri, Sankarankovil, Veerakeralamputhur, Alangulam, Tenkasi and Shenkottai. Two more taluks were created afterwards: Kadayanallur and Thiruvengadam.

Administration

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S. Gopala Sundara Raj IAS., is the District Collector since 16-06-2021.

Revenue Divisions and Taluks

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Tenkasi Revenue Division: Shenkottai, Tenkasi, Kadayanallur, Sivagiri

Sankarankoil Revenue Division: Sankarankoil, Tiruvengadam, Veerakeralamputhur, Alangulam

Municipalities

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  1. Tenkasi
  2. Puliyankudi
  3. Shenkottai
  4. Kadayanallur
  5. Puliyankudi
  6. Surandai
  7. Sankarankovil

Town Panchayats

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  1. Alangulam
  2. Achampudur
  3. Alwarkurichi
  4. Aygudi
  5. Courtallam
  6. Ilanji
  7. Keelapavoor
  8. Melagaram
  9. Panpoli
  10. Pudur(s)
  11. Rayagiri
  12. Sambavar Vadagarai
  13. Sivagiri
  14. Sundarapandiapuram
  15. Thiruvenkadam
  16. Vadakarai Keelpidagai
  17. Vasudevanallur

Proposed Municipalities

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  1. Alangulam
  2. Keelapavoor
  3. Vasudevanallur
  4. Sivagiri
  5. Thiruvenkadam

Proposed Town Panchayats

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  1. Veerakeralampudur
  2. Kadayam
  3. Melaneelithanallur
  4. Kuruvikulam

Panchayat Unions / Blocks

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  1. Shenkottai
  2. Tenkasi
  3. Kadayanallur
  4. Vasudevanallur
  5. Sankarankoil
  6. Kuruvikulam
  7. Melaneelithanallur
  8. Keelapavoor
  9. Alangulam
  10. Kadayam

Politics

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Tenkasi Assembly constituency is part of Tenkasi Lok Sabha constituency. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.[3][4]

Parliamentary Constituency

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No. Assembly Constituency Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
1 Lok Sabha Tenkasi SC

Politics

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Source:[5][6]
District No. Constituency Name Party Alliance Remarks
Tenkasi 219 Sankarankovil (SC) E.Raja Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam SPA
220 Vasudevanallur (SC) T. Sadhan Tirumalaikumar Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) SPA
221 Kadayanallur C. Krishnamurali All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam None
222 Tenkasi S. Palani Nadar Indian National Congress SPA
223 Alangulam P. H. Manoj Pandian Independent NDA

Demographics

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Religions in Tenkasi district (2011)[7]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
88.34%
Islam
9.96%
Christianity
1.56%
Other or not stated
0.14%
Distribution of religions

At the time of the 2011 census, Tenkasi district had a population of 1,440,795. Tenkasi district has 697,635 males and 743,160 females with a sex ratio of 1065 females per 1000 males. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 292,900 (20.33%) and 3,656 (0.25%) of the population respectively. 613,758 (42.60%) of the population lived in urban areas.[8]

Languages of Tenkasi district (2011)[9]

  Tamil (98.77%)
  Telugu (0.92%)
  Others (0.31%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 98.77% of the population spoke Tamil and 0.92% Telugu as their first language.[9]

Villages

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b 8 தாலுகாக்களுடன் உதயமானது தென்காசி மாவட்டம் (in Tamil). News7 Tamil. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ Special Correspondent (18 July 2019). "Tenkasi, Chengalpattu to become new districts". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  3. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-13
  4. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies" (PDF). Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 May 2006. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: Here's full list of winners". CNBCTV18. 3 May 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Tamil Nadu Election Results 2021: Full list of winners". www.indiatvnews.com. 2 May 2021. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  7. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Tamil Nadu". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  8. ^ "District Census Handbook 2011 - Trunelveli" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  9. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Tamil Nadu". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  10. ^ "Villagers seek withdrawal of case". The Hindu. 27 January 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Villagers seek withdrawal of case". The Hindu. 27 January 2020. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 1 October 2020.