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Thiruvarur
Particulars
Description
Area
2,161 sq.kms
Population
12,64,277
District Head Quarters
Thiruvarur
Language
Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Urudu, Kannadam, Sowrashtra and Hindi
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History And Geography

The District of Tiruvarur was carved out as a separate district  by detaching Valangaiman Taluk from Thanjavur District and Thiruvarur, Nannilam, Kudavasal, Needamangalam, Mannargudi , Thirutturaippundi Taluks from Nagappatinam District on 01.01.1997. There are 2 Revenue Divisions, 7 Taluks, 10 Community Development Blocks, 3 Municipalties and 7 Town Panchayats in Thiruvarur District. Thiru M. R. Mohan IAS was the first District Collector of Thiruvarur District.

Thanjavur attained prominence under the  Chola    rulers  who were    paramount in South India during the 9th to 12th centuries. They were excellent rulers and mighty builders. Many examples are found in the district which bears testimony to this. Many of these temples reflect the geniusness and architectural proficiency in sculpture, painting and wood-carving.

The administration of Thanjavur (Tiruvarur) was given over to English fully under the Treaty of 1799. The  ruler of  Thanjavur  was  allowed  to  retain the fort of Thanjavur with very limited powers. When the ruler died in 1841, without heir,  the Thanjavur fort was also annexed by the British.  Thanjavur remained under the British rule until 1947 when India attained freedom.  

 

Agriculture

Cotton, Groundnut, Coconut, Gingelly, Palm, Flowers, Palmolin, Oil seeds

Tourism

Sri Thiyagarajar Swamy Temple, Thiruvarur
Sri Saraswathi Temple, Koothanur
Sri Murugan Temple, Enkan
Sri Rajagopalaswamy Temple, Mannargudi
Sri Kothandaramar Temple, Thillai Vilagam
Sri Sivan Temple (Guru), Alangudi
Sri Lalithambigai Temple, Thirumeiychur
Sri Saneeshwaran Temple, Thirukollikadu
Jambuvanodai Dharga, Muthupettai
 Bird Sanctuary, Vaduvur
Bird Sanctuary, Udhayamarthandapuram
Lagoon, Muthupettai