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Introduction

Virudunagar is the District Head Quarters of Virudunagar District. It is 48 Kms from Madurai and 26 Kms from Sattur and 24 Kms from Sivakasi. The legend says : One warrior who had been collecting flags after conquering many like him was challenged by a local, in the end the local won against the warrior. Since then the area was referred to as 'Virudhugal Vetti'. Virudhugal means banners of victory. The railway station earlier called as Virudhugal Vetti, was renamed as Virudhupatti by the British in 1875. On 6th April 1923 the Council renamed it as Virudhunagar. This district, is principally an important trade centre where Cotton, Cotton Goods, Dried Chilies, Groundnut oil, Coriander Seeds, Pepper, Jaggery and Grains  are despatched to different parts of the State. This is the birth place of K.Kamarajar, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and eminent leader in the Indian National Congress. Virudhunagar District has a population of 19,42,288 [2011 census] and Virudhunagar Town’s population is 72,296 (2011 census).


General Information

Area

4243 Sq.Km.

Population

District : 19,42,288 [2011 CENSUS]
  Town : 72,296 (2011 Census)

Altitude

100 mts above sea level

Climate

36 Max: 20 Min

Rainfall

81 Cms.Average

Local Language

Tamil

Other Language

Spoken Telugu,English

Season

Throughout the year

STD Code No

04562

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