Dindigul district is an administrative region in the south of Tamil
Nadu, India. The district was carved out of
Madurai District in 1985.
It has an area of 6266.64 km2 and comprises three Revenue
Divisions, nine Taluks, and 14 Panchayat Unions. The district is bound
by Tirupur, Karur, and Trichy districts in the north, the Sivaganga
and Tiruchi districts in the east, the
Madurai district in the south,
and the Theni and
Coimbatore districts and the state of
Kerala in the
west. As of 2011, the district had a population of 2,159,775 with a
sex-ratio of 998 females for every 1,000 males.
3 Places of interest
4 See also
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In 2006, the
Ministry of Panchayati Raj named
Dindigul one of the
country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It
is one of the six districts in
Tamil Nadu currently receiving funds
Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to 2011 census,
Dindigul district had a population of
2,159,775 with a sex-ratio of 998 females for every 1,000 males, much
above the national average of 929. A total of 216,576 were under
the age of six, constituting 111,955 males and 104,621 females.
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 20.95% and .37% of
the population respectively. The average literacy of the district was
68.61%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The district
had a total of 560,773 households. There were a total of 1,105,155
workers, comprising 155,332 cultivators, 388,725 main agricultural
labourers, 25,253 in house hold industries, 393,707 other workers,
142,138 marginal workers, 10,073 marginal cultivators, 79,234 marginal
agricultural labourers, 5,576 marginal workers in household industries
and 47,255 other marginal workers.
Places of interest
Soundarraja perumal Temple,Thadicombu
^ District Collector
^ Superintendent of Police
^ a b
Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the
Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of
Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012.
Retrieved 27 September 2011.
^ a b "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 -
Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of
Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January
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