Tenkasi District is newly formed as per GO No 427, dated 12-11-2019 of Government of Tamilnadu after bifurcating from erstwhile Tirunelveli District. The new Tenkasi district has formed with 8 Revenue Taluk Offices and 2 Revenue Divisional Offices. The District is surrounded by the western ghat hills in the West, Tirunelveli District both in South and East and Virudhunagar District in the Northern side. A river called Chittar flows through the District. The famous Coutrallam Falls is on Chittar River which has a major tourist attraction. Courtallam Falls is located in the region. The Kutralanatha swamy temple is the location of Chitra Sabha, one of the five Sabhas of Nataraja, a form of Lord Shiva. Tamil poet Thirukudarasappa Kavirayar sang about the beauty of this place in his “Kutraala Kuravanji”. Read More

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Dr. G.S. Sameeran, I.A.S. District Collector
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District At a Glance

General :

District : Tenkasi
Head Quarters : Tenkasi
State : Tamil Nadu

Area :

Total : 2882.43 Sq.Kms
Rural : 2265.22 Sq.Kms
Urban : 177.22 Sq.Kms 
Forest : 439.99 Sq.Kms

Population :  As of Census-2011 (Combined Tirunelveli and Tenkasi Districts)

Total : 33,22,644
Male : 16,42,403
Female : 16,80,241