PUDUKKOTTAI DISTRICT is a district of
Tamil Nadu state in southern
India . The city of
Pudukkottai is the district headquarters. It is
also known colloquially as Pudhugai.
Pudukkottai district is one of
the least urbanised district in Tamil Nadu.
Pudukkottai district is bounded on the northeast and east by
Thanjavur District , on the southeast by the
Palk Strait , on the
southwest by Ramanathapuram and Sivaganga districts, and on the west
and northwest by
Tiruchirapalli District . As of 2011, the district
had a population of 1,618,345 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females for
every 1,000 males.
The district has an area of 4,663 km² with a coastline of 42 km. The
district lies between 78° 25' and 79° 15' east longitude and between
9° 50' and 10° 40' of the north latitude.
* 1 Organisation
* 2 Demographics
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On 14 January 1975,
Pudukkottai was organised as a separate district
comprising the former
Pudukkottai Division of Tiruchirappalli district
with some additions from
Thanjavur District. At present, this district
is composed of three Revenue Divisions, namely, Pudukkottai,
Aranthangi and Illupur and eleven Taluks, namely, Kulathur, Illuppur,
Alangudi Pudukkottai, Gandarvakottai, Thirumayam,
Avudaiyarkoil and Manamelkudi. There are
762 Revenue Villages.
The population of the district is 1,618,725 (as per Census 2011). It
is 17.02% urbanised. The district depends a great deal on the monsoon
for its water supply. The district population is 77.96% literate.
According to 2011 census ,
Pudukkottai district had a population of
1,618,345 with a sex-ratio of 1,015 females for every 1,000 males,
much above the national average of 929. A total of 179,688 were under
the age of six, constituting 91,696 males and 87,992 females.
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 17.6% and .08% of
the population respectively. The average literacy of the district was
68.62%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The district had
a total of 387,679 households. There were a total of 761,693 workers,
comprising 192,462 cultivators, 234,344 main agricultural labourers,
10,170 in house hold industries, 203,272 other workers, 121,445
marginal workers, 16,808 marginal cultivators, 70,805 marginal
agricultural labourers, 3,771 marginal workers in household industries
and 30,061 other marginal workers.