Kanchipuram, formerly known as Conjeevaram, was the capital of
Pallavas. It has a population of over 3 million. Kanchipuram District receives an annual rainfall of 1,213 mm. The temperature varies from 19o C to 36o C. Agriculture and weaving silk sarees are the main professions. It has around 200,000 hectare of agricultural lands and over 23,000 hectare of forest area. Rice, millets, pulses, sugarcane, gingelly, groundnut and cotton are the main crops. The Palar River is one of the main rivers in Kanchipuram District. Languages spoken are Tamil,
Telugu and English.