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Viluppuram District

Viluppuram District (also spelt Villuparam District) is situated in the north-eastern part of Tamil Nadu. It is bounded by Cuddalore District in the east and south, Salem and Dharmapuri districts in the west and Thiruvannamalai and Kanchipuram districts in the north. The district has an area of 6,191 sq km. Viluppuram was ruled by the kings of Chera, Chozha, Pallava, Pandya, Rashtrakutas, Hoysala and Naik dynasties before the British rule.

Viluppuram District has a population of nearly 3 million. Agriculture is the main profession. The district has a rich source of black granites, blue metals and river sand minerals. Paddy, sugarcane, groundnut, coconut, cotton and casurina are the main crops. Thenpennai is the major seasonal river.

Viluppuram (the district's headquarters), Gingee Fort, Kalyana Mahal, Venugopala Swamy Temple, Krishnagiri Fort, Marakanam Beach and Melnaariyappanoor Church are the main tourist places.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

Archeological Sites (1) Historical Monuments (2) Spiritual Centers (1)
Beaches (1) Jain Temples (2) Taluks (1)
Bus Stations (4) Miscellaneous (3) Temples (25)
Churches (1) Mosques (1) Tourist Destinations (1)
Cities and Towns (22) Post Offices (2) Trains and Railway Stations (17)
Colleges and Research Institutions (6) Resorts (1) Villages (36)
Forests (1) Rivers (1) Waterfalls (1)
Hills and Mountains (5) Sacred Places (4)

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