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Viluppuram District

District at a Glance

District at Glance

Geographical Position

District Administration

Administrators

Previous Collectors

Population

Taluk wise Population(SC/ST)

Population by Religion

Shrines

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Geographical Position

Viluppuram District lies between 11 38' 25" N and 12 20' 44" S: 78 15' 00"  W and 79 42' 55" E with an area of 7194 Sq. Km.   It was carved out from the South Arcot District on 30.09.1993 and was rehristened as Viluppuram District.  The residual part of the erstwhile South Arcot district was named as Cuddalore District.

It is surrounded on East and South by Cuddalore District.  The West by Salem and Dharmapuri District and on the North by Thiruvannamalai and Kanchipuram District. 

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District Administration

At present Vilupuram district comprises of 1490 Revenue Villages, 4 Revenue Divisions, 13 Administrative Taluks, 22 Blocks, 15 Town Panchayat Unions, 1099 Village Panchayats   and 3 Municipalities.

The General geological formation of the District appears to be simple.  The greater part of it is covered by the Metamorphic rocks belonging to Genesis family.   There are also three great groups of sedimentary rocks belonging to different geological periods.  The Kalrayan Hills in the North represents a continuous range of hills covered with some thorny forests and vegetation.  Among the hills, the most beautiful part of the district lies, round about the Gingee Hills.

Administrators

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Dr. L. Subramanian, IAS
District Collector
Viluppuram
Phone : 222450,  222470
Email  : collrvpm[at]nic[dot]in

Shri K.S. Narenthiran Nayar, IPS
Superintendent of Police
Viluppuram District
Viluppuram -605602
Phone : 04146-223555(O), 223179 (R)

Shri C. Rajasekar,
District Revenue Officer,
Viluppuram
Phone : 222128
Email  : dro[dot]tnvpm[at]nic[dot]in

Dr. R. Mani
Addl. Director/Project Director
District Rural Development Agency
II Floor, Collectorate
Viluppuram-605602
Phone : 04146-223432,222481(O), 223629(R)
Email  : drdavpm[at]nic[dot]in

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Previous Collectors

Sl.No. Photo Name Period
1 kavs148colr.jpg (8803 bytes) Shri Ashok Vardhan Shetty, IAS 30-09-93 to 15-11-94
2. akg127colr.jpg (8164 bytes) Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta, IAS 18-11-94 to 01-06-96
3. ram193colr.jpg (7417 bytes) Shri K Ramalingam, IAS 01-06-96 to 09-09-96
4. pk198colr.jpg (8093 bytes) Shri Praveen Kumar, IAS 18-09-96 to 06-12-97
5. am210colr.jpg (7822 bytes) Shri Atulya Mishra, IAS 07-12-97 to 22-12-98
6. pss183collr.jpg (7403 bytes) Shri Paramsith Sindh Sidhu, IAS 23-12-98 to 17-09-99
7. vn233colr.jpg (7445 bytes) Shri Vibu Nair, IAS 17-09-99 to 24-04-2000
8. ts292colr.jpg (7770 bytes) Shri Thangaswamy, IAS 24-04-2000 to 13-07-2000
9. tkr244colr.jpg (7935 bytes) Shri T.K. Ramachandran, IAS 30-07-2000 to 09-06-01
10. aslam303colr.jpg (5209 bytes) Shri A. Mohmed Aslam, IAS 10-06-01 to 18-07-03
11. drkg266colr.jpg (4528 bytes) Dr. K. Gopal, IAS 20-07-03 to 31-05-04
12. vpm_crkb.jpg (6601 bytes) Thiru Ka. Balachandran, IAS 07-06-04 to 12-05-06
13. vpm_cr.jpg (7597 bytes) Thiru Ashish Chatterjee, IAS 25-05-06 to 09-11-06
14. collrvpm14.jpg (7668 bytes) Shri Brajendra Navnit, IAS 13.12.06 to 10.06.08
15. collrvpm15.jpg (10393 bytes) Dr. R. Palaniswamy, IAS 11.06.08 to 03.06.11
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Tmt. C. T. Manimekalai, IAS

04.06.11 to 24.01.12
17. collr_sampath.jpg (8804 bytes) Shri. V. Sampath, IAS 25.01.12 to 29.06.15
18. collrvpm_lakshmi.jpg (2884 bytes) Smt M. Lakshmi, IAS 30.06.15 to 10.09.16

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Climate

The climate of Viluppuram District is fairly dry and on the whole healthy.  The temperature is moderate.

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Population

Viluppuram district has a total population of 3458873 ( as per 2011 Census), of which males account for 1740819 and females account for 1718054.  The Urban population according to 2011 census is 519088 and Rural population is 2939785. The density of population of the district per sq. km. is 410.  The people are primarily agrarian.

Census Year

Total

Male

Female

1991 2755674 1403434 1352240
2001 2960373 1492442 1467931
2011 3458873 1740819 1718054

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Taluk wise Population(2011)

Sl.No. Name of the Taluk Total Population SC Population ST Population
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total

1.

Viluppuram U 72614 73260 145874 10137 10621 20758 323 343 666
R 276792 274903 551695 84184 84711 168895 2286 2245 4531
T 349406 348163 697569 94321 95332 189653 2609 2588 5197
2 Gingee U 17163 16774 33937 3569 3450 7019 144 162 306
R 196346 193659 390005 44549 43351 87900 4082 4080 8162
T 213509 210433 423942 48118 46801 94919 4226 4242 8468
3 Tindivanam U 47336 47494 94830 9871 9984 19855 295 304 599
R 176189 175663 351852 63964 63641 127605 2743 2823 5566
T 223525 223157 446682 73835 73625 147460 3038 3127 6165
4 Vanur U 15690 16036 31726 1876 2012 3888 50 56 106
R 83132 81564 164696 29388 28977 58365 1257 1256 2513
T 98822 97600 196422 31264 30989 62253 1307 1312 2619
5 Tirukkovilur U 27046 27025 54071 4762 4652 9414 306 328 634
R 199019 193441 392460 63949 61974 125923 1042 1082 2124
T 226065 220466 446531 68711 66626 135337 1348 1410 2758
6 Sankarapuram U 7818 7846 15664 1151 1153 2304 41 46 87
R 198257 194049 392306 54449 53109 107558 23766 23491 47257
T 206075 201895 407970 55600 54262 109862 23807 23537 47344
7 Kallakkurichi U 59717 59535 119252 11438 11452 22890 612 454 1066
R 175116 171768 346884 66793 66422 133215 340 312 652
T 234833 231303 466136 78231 77874 156105 952 766 1718
8 Ulundurpettai U 11960 11774 23734 2421 2271 4692 10 15 25
R 176624 173263 349887 58368 57067 115435 273 292 565
T 188584 185037 373621 60789 59338 120127 283 307 590

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Population by Religion(2001)

Sl.No

Religion

Persons in District

Persons in Tamail Nadu

Percent to Total in
District Tamil Nadu
1 Hindu 2726949 54985079 92.12 88.11
2 Christian 115745 3785060 3.91 6.07
3 Musilim 110120 3470647 3.72 5.56
4 Jain 5092 83359 0.17 0.13
5 Sikh 343 9545 0.01 0.02
6 Buddhist 193 5393 0.01 -
7 Other Religions 142 7252 - 0.01
8 Religions not stated 1789 59344 0.06 0.10
Total Population 2960373 62405679 100 100

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Shrines

Viluppuram district has many famous shrines.  The following are the important temples of the district. 

1.    Sri. Thiruvikirama Swamy Temple at Tirukoilur.

2.    Sri. Murugan Tample at Mailam.

3.    Sri. Vakirakaliamman Tample at Tiruvakkaria near Tindivanam.

4.    Sri. Singavaram Perumal Tample at Gingee.

5.    Sri. Jain Tample at Tirunaramkondnai near Ulundurpet.

6.    Sri. Ranganathar Temple, Singavaram

7.    Sri. Koothandavar Koil, Koovagam.

8.    Dhabovanam, Thirukoilur.

9.    Sri. Meigandeswaran Koil, Tiruvennainallur.

10.  Angalaparameshwari Temple, Melmalaiayanur.

11.  Thiruvakkarai Chandramolleswarar Temple, Vanur.

12.  Narasinga Perumal Koil, Parikkal.

13.  Lakshmi Narasimman Koil, Poovarasankuppam.

 

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