Tenkasi district

Tenkasi 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 July 18, 2019. The district headquarters is at Tenkasi.[2]

Tenkasi District
(District in Tamil Nadu)
Kutralam Falls, Tenkasi district
Kutralam Falls, Tenkasi district
Location in Tamil Nadu
Location in Tamil Nadu
CountryIndia
StateTamil 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
 • CollectorG.K.Arun Sundar Dhayalan, IAS
 • Superintendent of PoliceG.Suguna Singh, IPS
Area
 • Total2,916.13 km2 (1,125.92 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,407,627
 • Density480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN76 and TN76A and TN79

GeographyEdit

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 the state Kerala in the west.

PoliticsEdit

Tenkasi assembly constituency is part of Tenkasi Lok Sabha constituency. Tenkasi is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.[3][4]

Year Status Place Name Elected as Alliance Votes
Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 2016[5] Elected Tenkasi Selvamohandas Pandian S MLA ADMK 86,339
Year Status Place Name Elected as Alliance Votes
Tenkasi Lok sabha election, 2014[6]

Tenkasi

Elected Tenkasi Vasanthi M ADMK MP 2,62812
Tenkasi Lok sabha Election,

2019[7]

Elected Tenkasi Dhanush M Kumar DMK MP 4,76156

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 8 தாலுகாக்களுடன் உதயமானது தென்காசி மாவட்டம் (in Tamil). News7 Tamil. 22 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ Special Correspondent (2019-07-18). "Tenkasi, Chengalpattu to become new districts". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  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 2006-05-04. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
  5. ^ "Tenkasi Election Results 2016, Candidate list, Winner, Runner-up and Current MLAs". Elections.in. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Tenkasi(Tamil Nadu) Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 with Sitting MP and Party Name". Elections.in. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  7. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.business-standard.com/elections/lok-sabha-elections-2019/tamil-nadu/tenkasi-sc-election-results-34_1724.html}}