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Madurai District

Madurai district is one of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu, in southeastern India. The city of Madurai serves as the district headquarters. It houses the world famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and is situated on the banks of river Vaigai. The temple with its four big towers (gopurams) and many other small towers is a treat to the eyes.

Madurai, also known as "Athens of the East", is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu. The main kingdoms which ruled Madurai during various times are the Pandyas and the Nayaks. Obviously Madurai is called as "Thoonga Nagaram" Madurai called as temple city


Sri Meenakshi temple

Madurai district comprises seven Taluks.

* Madurai (North)
* Madurai (South)
* Thirumangalam
* Peraiyur
* Usilampatti
* Vadipatti
* Melur
* theni

Madurai district had a population of 2,578,201 as of 2001. It is 56.01% urbanised, according to the Census 2001 The district has a literacy of 78.7%, ranked 7th in the state.
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