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DISTRICT PROFILE - MADURAI 

Madurai District is situated in the South of Tamil Nadu state. It is bounded on the North by the  districts of Dindigul, Thiruchirapalli and on the East by Sivagangai and on the West by Theni and South by Virudhunagar .

Geographical location

North Latitude : 
Between   930.00 and 1030.00

East Latitude  : 
Between  7700.00 and  7830.00

Languages spoken :

Tamil, Telegu, Sourashtra, English, Hindi

 

 

Area & Population

Area in Square K.m.

3741.73       

Population (2001 Census)

25,62,279       

(a) Males

12,95,124       

(b) Females

12,76,155       

(c) Rural

11,29,028       

(d) Urban

14,33,251

Density/S.q.K.m.

733

Literates

17,95,751

Main Workers (2001 Census)

a.Total Workers

947042

b.Male Workers

675246

c.Female Workers

271796

d.Rural Workers

468131

e.Urban Workers

478911

f.Cultivators 1991 Census

186380

g.Agricultural Labourers ,, ,,

401867

h.Household Industry ,, ,,

--

i. Other Workers

363361

j.MarginalWorkers (2001 Census)

134644

Non-Workers

1480593

 

Revenue Administrative Divisions

Revenue Divisions

2

Revenue Taluks

7

Revenue Firkas

51

Revenue Villages

669


Local Bodies

I.Corporations

1

ii.Municipalities

3

iii.Town Panchayats

15

iv.Village Panchayats

431


Community Development

No of Development divisions

2

No of Blocks Covered

13

Populations Covered  (In Lakhs)

1203841

Area covered (in Sq K.M)

364433

 

Legislature

Members of Legislative Assembly

a. Elected

10

b. Nominated

--

Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha)

3

Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)

--

 

Medical and Health (Number)

1. Modern Medicine

Hospitals

11

Dispensaries

18

Primary Health Centres

42

Health Sub Centres

314

Other Medical Institutions

19

Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries

2480

Doctors

366

Nurses

1043

2.Indian Medicine

Hospitals

6

Dispensaries

10

Primary Health Centres

12

Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries

4

Doctors

27

Nurses

--

3.Homoeopathy

Hospitals

2

Dispensaries

--

Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries

25

Doctors

19

Nurses

4

Education

1.University

1

2.Arts and Science Colleges

33

3 Medical Colleges

a. Allopathy

1

b. Indian Medicine

--

c. Homoeopathy

1

4.Engineering Colleges

3

5.Agriculture Colleges

1

6.Veterinary Colleges

--

7.Law Colleges

1

8.Colleges for Special Education

3

9.Pre Primary Schools

--

10.Primary Schools

1034

11.Middle Schools

218

12.High Schools

92

13.Higher Secondary Schools

106

14.Teacher Training Institute

4


Transport

1.Road Length (in Km)

National Highways

145

State Highways

1114

Corporation and Municipal Roads

364

Town Panchayat /Township Roads/Panch.Union

1349

Others (forest roads)

2.Registered Motor Vehicles

Commercial

9625

Non Commercial

56238

3.Railway Length (in K.m)

a. Route Length

Broad Gauge

62.935

Metre Gauge

81.568

b. Track Length

Broad Gauge

78.395

Metre Gauge

95.928

Railway Stations

7

4.Sea port

--

5.Air Port

1

6.Name of the Sea port

--

7.Name of the Air port

MADURAI


Communication

Post and Telegraph in Nos.

411

Post offices doing postal business alone

29

Post offices doing post and Telegraph business

Telephones

a.No of Telephones in Use

271633

b.No of Public Call Offices

4248

c.No of Telephone Exchanges

150


Rain Fall (in mm)  Normal  Actual in 2002
South West Monsoon 282.10 237.80
North East Monsoon 399.30 316.70
Winter   33.40  78.70
Summer 143.00 133.30



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