() , also known as Tuticorin District
, is a district of Tamil Nadu state
in southern India
(Tuticorin) is the district headquarters. It is also known for Pearl cultivation with abundance of pearls
found in the seas of Thoothukudi. It is known as the gate way of Tamil nadu.
Thoothukudi district is situated in the extreme South-Eastern corner of Tamil Nadu
. It is bounded on the north by the districts of Tirunelveli
, and Ramanathapuram
, on the east and southeast by the Gulf of Mannar
and on the west and southwest by Tirunelveli district. The total area of the district is 4621 km². The administrative headquarters is an urban agglomeration
and also one of the taluk
headquarters within. Thoothukkudi District was derived from Tirunelveli District
The district of Thoothukudi was carved out as a separate district on 20 October 1986 as a result of bifurcation of the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu
State. Thiru. R. Arumugam, I.A.S. was the first Collector of this District.
Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) is one of the major seaports in India with its history dating back to the 6th century A.D..
The Thoothukudi district has given India many great freedom fighters, like the great poet Subramanya Bharathi
, V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
, Veerapandiya Kattabomman
, Vellaiyathevan, , Sundaralingam etc.
is the main language spoken here, whilst English
is also widely used. As per the 2001 census, the... Read More