|Municipal Corporations||Thiruvarur, Mannargudi, Tiruthuraipoondi, Koothanallur|
|Talukas||Kudavasal, Mannargudi, Nannilam, Needamangalam, Thiruthuraipoondi, Thiruvarur, Valangaiman, Koothanallur.|
|• Collector||P. Gayatiri Krishnan I.A.S|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TN-50(6 Taluks),TN-68(Valangaiman Taluk)|
The district occupies an area of 2,161 km². The district is bounded by Nagapattinam district on the east, Mayiladuthurai district on the north, Thanjavur District on the west, Palk Strait on the south and a small border on the northeast with the Karaikal district of the union territory Puducherry.
According to 2011 census, Thiruvarur district had a population of 1,264,277 with a sex-ratio of 1,017 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 121,973 were under the age of six, constituting 62,280 males and 59,693 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 34.08% and 0.24% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the district was 74.86%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The district had a total of 327,219 households. There were a total of 540,168 workers, comprising 60,508 cultivators, 200,126 main agricultural labourers, 7,264 in house hold industries, 144,527 other workers, 127,743 marginal workers, 9,375 marginal cultivators, 95,062 marginal agricultural labourers, 3,176 marginal workers in household industries and 20,130 other marginal workers.
The Thiruvarur district, along with the Nagapattinam district was part of the Thanjavur District before 1991. After that, the present Taluks of Thiruvarur district and Nagapattinam district were separated from the Thanjavur District, and formed the Nagapattinam district. The present Thiruvarur district was formed in 1997 by bifurcating the then Nagapattinam District and joined valangaiman taluk of thanjavur district. Major towns are:
Thiruvarur district is made up of Eight taluks:
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Thiruvarur district". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "District Survey Report of Thiruvarur District" (PDF). Department of Geology and Mining Thiruvarur District.
- Mohan, Gopu (5 April 2011). "Boyhood friend waits for CM to come home". The Financial Express. p. 3.
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