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Introduction

Thanjavur one of the 32 Districts of Tamilnadu, is popularly known as the Delta area and the Rice Bowl of Tamilnadu. It is believed that Thanjavur derived its name from Mythical Demon Tanjan. Thanjavur is 350 Kms from the State Capital Chennai. This district is a treasure house of Religion, Art and Architecture. There isn’t any clear information about the history of the earlier Thanjavur. As per the earliest sources of information , the Medivial Cholas ruled and developed their empire between the 9th and 14th centuries, with Thanjavur as their Capital. Raja Raja Cholan was the prominent ruler amongst the Chola emperors . Thereafter, Pandiyas, Nayaks of Madurai, Thanjavur and the Marattahs have ruled this region. The cultural, Architectural and the scholarly pursuits of these rulers are reflected in the form of great monuments like Grand Anaicut, Big Temple and Serfoji Mahal Library [now called as Saraswathy Mahal Library] and so on. Many Temples of Thanjavur termed as “Great Living Chola Temples”, have been classified as the World Heritage Monuments by the UNESCO.

Thanjavur district has a population of 24,05,890 [2011 census]. The Municipal Corporation has a population of 2,22,943 [2011 census]. Roadways and Rail Connectivity are the major means of transportation. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli Airport 56 Kms from here. Karaikal Port, 95 Kms away is the nearest seaport.

General Information

Area 29.24Sq.Kms.
Population District : 24,05,890 [2011 census]
   City  : 222,943 [2011 census]
Altitude 59 metres above the sea level
Climate
  Max. Min.
Summer : 36ºC 32.5ºC
Winter : 23.5ºC 22.8ºC
Rainfall 111.37 mm average
Clothing Tropical
Languages spoken Tamil and English and Marathi
Season Throughout the year
STD Code 04362


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