Tamilnadu - Tamilnadu Districts - Tirunelveli - Tirunelveli District
The district is in Central Tamil Nadu bounded on the northeast by Nagapattinam District, on the east by Tiruvarur District, on the south by the Palk Strait,of Bay of Bengal on the west by Pudukkottai District, and on the north by the river Kollidam, across which lie Tiruchirappalli and Perambalur districts.
This district lies at the Kaveri delta region, the most fertile region in the state. The district is the main Rice producing region in the state and hence known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. Kaveri River and its tributaries irrigate the district. Apart from paddy, farmers here grow Coconut and Sugarcane and it is the largest producer of Coconut in Tamil Nadu.
Brihadeeswara Temple, built by the Cholas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is located at Thanjavur. The green paddy fields and the Kaveri river provide for picturuesque spots in the district.
Top Government Officials
- Deputy Inspector General of Police..Mr Abhash Kumar IPS
- District Collector..Mr M S Shanmugam IAS
- Technical Director.. Mr A Rayappan Scientist'E'