India - Tamil Nadu

Census Results

1901-03-01 19,252,630
1911-03-10 20,902,616
1921-03-18 21,628,518
1931-02-26 23,472,099
1941-03-01 26,267,507
1951-03-01 30,119,047
1961-03-01 33,686,953
1971-04-01 41,199,168
1981-03-01 48,408,077
1991-03-01 55,858,946
2001-03-01 62,405,679
2011-03-01 72,147,030

General Information

Official name Tamil Nadu
Official name [native] Tamil Nadu
Capital Chennai
Capital [native] Chennai
ISO code IN-33
Statistical agency The Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India

Administrative units

codedistrictcapitalarea (sq.km.)population
1991-03-01
census
population
2001-03-01
census
population
2011-03-01
census
602ThiruvallurThiruvallur3,3942,754,9632,754,7563,728,104
603ChennaiChennai (Madras)1753,841,3964,343,6454,646,732
604KancheepuramKancheepuram4,4831,898,6302,877,4683,998,252
605VelloreVellore6,0753,026,4323,477,3173,936,331
606TiruvannamalaiTiruvanamalai6,1882,042,9792,186,1252,464,875
607ViluppuramViluppuram7,1942,755,6742,960,3733,458,873
608SalemSalem5,2372,573,6673,016,3463,482,056
609NamakkalNamakkal3,4201,322,7151,493,4621,726,601
610ErodeErode5,7602,320,2632,016,5822,251,744
611The NilgirisUdhagamandalam2,565710,214762,141735,394
612DindigulDindigul6,0361,760,6011,923,0142,159,775
613KarurKarur2,904854,162935,6861,064,493
614TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalli4,5092,196,4732,418,3662,722,290
615PerambalurPerambalur1,7561,087,413493,646565,223
616AriyalurAriyalur1,940 695,524754,894
617CuddaloreCuddalore3,7032,122,7592,285,3952,605,914
618NagapattinamNagapattinam2,5691,201,5121,488,8391,616,450
619ThiruvarurThiruvarur2,2741,304,6211,169,4741,264,277
620ThanjavurThanjavur3,4112,025,3242,216,1382,405,890
621PudukkottaiPudukkottai4,6441,327,1481,459,6011,618,345
622SivagangaSivaganga4,2331,078,1901,155,3561,339,101
623MaduraiMadurai3,7102,400,3392,578,2013,038,252
624TheniTheni2,8681,049,3231,093,9501,245,899
625VirudhunagarVirudhunagar4,2411,565,0371,751,3011,942,288
626RamanathapuramRamanathapuram4,1041,144,0401,187,6041,353,445
627ThoothukkudiTuticorin4,7451,455,9201,592,7691,750,176
628TirunelveliTirunelveli6,6932,501,8322,703,4923,077,233
629KanniyakumariNagercoil1,6841,600,3491,676,0341,870,374
630DharmapuriDharmapuri4,4972,428,5961,295,1821,506,843
631KrishnagiriKrishnagiri5,129 1,561,1181,879,809
632CoimbatoreCoimbatore4,7323,508,3742,916,6203,458,045
633TiruppurTiruppur5,187 1,920,1542,479,052
 total 130,06055,858,94662,405,67972,147,030
source: The Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India.

Expanded administrative units

codedistrict
taluka
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1991-03-01
census
population
2001-03-01
census
population
2011-03-01
census
602ThiruvallurThiruvallur3,3942,754,9632,754,7563,728,104
05693Gummidipoondi   159,598190,541
05694Ponneri   331,406389,862
05695Uthukkottai   130,919152,631
05696Tiruttani   185,782211,291
05697Pallipattu   183,361214,073
05698Thiruvallur   325,034407,048
05699Poonamallee   431,758659,922
05700Ambattur   1,006,898906,580
05701Mathavaram    596,156
603ChennaiChennai (Madras)1753,841,3964,343,6454,646,732
604KancheepuramKancheepuram4,4831,898,6302,877,4683,998,252
05702Sriperumbudur   316,918510,836
05703Tambaram   979,085383,718
05704Alandur    642,237
05705Sholinganallur    563,342
05706Chengalpattu   412,289573,406
05707Kancheepuram   418,115497,711
05708Uthiramerur   136,865148,133
05709Tirukalukundram   173,070196,897
05710Maduranthakam   254,845275,953
05711Cheyyur   186,281206,019
605VelloreVellore6,0753,026,4323,477,3173,936,331
05712Gudiyatham   378,674425,353
05713Katpadi   332,363391,100
05714Wallajah   380,396444,758
05715Arakonam   459,643504,026
05716Arcot   230,673250,517
05717Vellore   643,645696,110
05718Vaniyambadi   551,468336,548
05719Ambur    326,211
05720Tirupathur   500,455561,708
606TiruvannamalaiTiruvanamalai6,1882,042,9792,186,1252,464,875
05721Arani   268,043294,976
05722Cheyyar   317,942338,612
05723Vandavasi   316,559336,121
05724Polur   398,647449,860
05725Chengam   393,963283,917
05726Thandrampet    179,553
05727Tiruvannamalai   490,971581,836
607ViluppuramViluppuram7,1942,755,6742,960,3733,458,873
05728Gingee   374,238423,942
05729Tindivanam   413,141446,682
05730Vanur   166,567196,422
05731Viluppuram   612,388697,569
05732Tirukkoyilur   373,521446,531
05733Sankarapuram   340,675407,970
05734Kallakkurichi   385,250466,136
05735Ulundurpettai   294,593373,621
608SalemSalem5,2372,573,6673,016,3463,482,056
05736Mettur   378,337419,887
05737Omalur   405,302494,355
05738Edappadi   193,362223,756
05739Sankari   223,775241,783
05740Salem   1,071,2111,272,743
05741Yercaud   39,08041,869
05742Vazhapadi   171,857195,412
05743Attur   384,642430,949
05744Gangavalli   148,780161,302
609NamakkalNamakkal3,4201,322,7151,493,4621,726,601
05745Tiruchengode   529,686631,507
05746Rasipuram   317,571340,515
05747Namakkal   459,296541,488
05748Paramathi-Velur   186,909213,091
610ErodeErode5,7602,320,2632,016,5822,251,744
05749Sathyamangalam   287,605327,441
05750Bhavani   423,708459,517
05751Gobichettipalayam   361,201376,351
05752Perundurai   326,782266,106
05753Erode   706,529822,329
611The NilgirisUdhagamandalam2,565710,214762,141735,394
05754Panthalur   117,157125,931
05755Gudalur   98,212104,768
05756Udhagamandalam   205,633191,960
05757Kotagiri   113,597108,684
05758Coonoor   175,067157,744
05759Kundah   52,47546,307
612DindigulDindigul6,0361,760,6011,923,0142,159,775
05760Palani   266,000292,301
05761Oddanchatram   168,065182,600
05762Vedasandur   288,357324,540
05763Natham   134,208158,687
05764Dindigul   715,005639,910
05765Attur    159,846
05766Kodaikanal   100,645115,250
05767Nilakkottai   250,734286,641
613KarurKarur2,904854,162935,6861,064,493
05768Aravakurichi   168,896183,321
05769Karur   373,528445,389
05770Krishnarayapuram   124,611119,213
05771Kulithalai   268,651206,731
05772Kadavur    109,839
614TiruchirappalliTiruchirappalli4,5092,196,4732,418,3662,722,290
05773Thottiyam   126,569135,120
05774Musiri   221,055231,655
05775Thuraiyur   231,497249,327
05776Manachanallur   159,013192,869
05777Lalgudi   245,698254,865
05778Srirangam   174,689207,494
05779Tiruchirappalli 23777,890928,590850,073
05780Thiruverumbur    225,517
05781Manapparai   331,255375,370
615PerambalurPerambalur1,7561,087,413493,646565,223
05782Veppanthattai 574 136,401148,743
05783Perambalur 337 131,986162,356
05784Kunnam 847 225,259254,124
616AriyalurAriyalur1,940 695,524754,894
05785Sendurai 315 102,741111,891
05786Udayarpalayam 1,244 358,467387,194
05787Ariyalur 677 234,316255,809
617CuddaloreCuddalore3,7032,122,7592,285,3952,605,914
05788Panruti   537,027413,639
05789Cuddalore   505,869426,466
05790Kurinjipadi    331,755
05791Chidambaram   409,047467,909
05792Kattumannarkoil   242,696276,947
05793Virudhachalam   363,161426,592
05794Tittakudi   227,595262,606
618NagapattinamNagapattinam2,5691,201,5121,488,8391,616,450
05795Sirkali   292,162319,715
05796Mayiladuthurai   367,074259,634
05797Kuthalam    131,948
05798Tharangambadi   186,387207,059
05799Nagapattinam   260,445282,784
05800Kilvelur   127,580138,474
05801Thirukkuvalai   55,90760,771
05802Vedaranyam   199,284216,065
619ThiruvarurThiruvarur2,2741,304,6211,169,4741,264,277
05803Valangaiman   94,474100,645
05804Kodavasal   189,456203,157
05805Nannilam   124,899137,964
05806Thiruvarur   137,202151,696
05807Needamangalam   137,268147,440
05808Mannargudi   287,019308,380
05809Thiruthuraipoondi   199,156214,995
620ThanjavurThanjavur3,4112,025,3242,216,1382,405,890
05810Thiruvidaimarudur   212,977231,151
05811Kumbakonam   404,393436,592
05812Papanasam   255,093273,511
05813Thiruvaiyaru   173,286185,803
05814Thanjavur   448,301511,865
05815Orathanadu   234,295246,871
05816Pattukkottai   370,288396,236
05817Peravurani   117,505123,861
621PudukkottaiPudukkottai4,6441,327,1481,459,6011,618,345
05818Iluppur   191,389219,491
05819Kulathur   146,063162,524
05820Gandarvakkottai   79,92589,982
05821Pudukkottai   201,448228,282
05822Thirumayam   240,839158,860
05823Ponnamaravathi    108,479
05824Alangudi   257,823170,419
05825Karambakudi    110,604
05826Aranthangi   179,589195,782
05827Manamelkudi   82,32686,672
05828Avudayarkoil   80,19987,250
622SivagangaSivaganga4,2331,078,1901,155,3561,339,101
05829Tirupathur   240,716275,779
05830Karaikkudi   243,675300,527
05831Devakottai   136,377157,631
05832Sivaganga   250,347288,674
05833Manamadurai   184,765207,223
05834Ilayangudi   99,476109,267
623MaduraiMadurai3,7102,400,3392,578,2013,038,252
05835Melur   251,919291,398
05836Madurai North   348,925494,430
05837Vadipatti   211,198234,533
05838Usilampatti   179,232195,756
05839Peraiyur   186,839200,510
05840Thirumangalam   196,642229,645
05841Madurai South   1,203,4461,391,980
624TheniTheni2,8681,049,3231,093,9501,245,899
05842Bodinayakanur   167,718180,789
05843Periyakulam   188,554217,358
05844Theni    174,145199,983
05845Uthamapalayam   376,963435,069
05846Andipatti   186,570212,700
625VirudhunagarVirudhunagar4,2411,565,0371,751,3011,942,288
05847Rajapalayam   307,959347,668
05848Srivilliputhur   269,317293,209
05849Sivakasi   377,976426,753
05850Virudhunagar   233,894251,097
05851Kariapatti   90,644105,428
05852Tiruchuli   91,262103,290
05853Aruppukkottai   223,281246,236
05854Sattur   156,968168,607
626RamanathapuramRamanathapuram4,1041,144,0401,187,6041,353,445
05855Tiruvadanai   188,013212,029
05856Paramakudi   239,823265,142
05857Mudukulathur   101,546113,432
05858Kamuthi   113,460135,658
05859Kadaladi   124,703145,277
05860Ramanathapuram   351,165399,232
05861Rameswaram   68,89482,675
627ThoothukkudiTuticorin4,7451,455,9201,592,7691,750,176
05862Kovilpatti   262,249321,323
05863Ettayapuram   73,99174,991
05864Vilathikulam   135,285139,581
05865Ottapidaram   115,254123,356
05866Thoothukkudi   405,363478,328
05867Srivaikuntam   191,883202,962
05868Tiruchendur   291,428310,945
05869Sathankulam   96,82098,690
628TirunelveliTirunelveli6,6932,501,8322,703,4923,077,233
05870Sivagiri   177,852194,156
05871Sankarankoil   342,584350,144
05872Veerakeralamputhur   104,591123,137
05873Tenkasi   346,487399,946
05874Shenkottai   127,722141,416
05875Alangulam   157,001176,138
05876Tirunelveli   539,327642,835
05877Palayamkottai   67,22291,176
05878Ambasamudram   392,226428,031
05879Nanguneri   204,381225,602
05880Radhapuram   264,595304,652
629KanniyakumariNagercoil1,6841,600,3491,676,0341,870,374
05881Vilavancode   533,650590,567
05882Kalkulam   537,813606,706
05883Thovala   110,719120,926
05884Agastheeswaram   493,852552,175
630DharmapuriDharmapuri4,4972,428,5961,295,1821,506,843
05885Palakkodu   301,580346,489
05886Harur   208,131240,908
05887Pappireddipatti   215,471243,445
05888Dharmapuri   375,118441,148
05889Pennagaram   194,882234,853
631KrishnagiriKrishnagiri5,129 1,561,1181,879,809
05890Hosur   398,032539,663
05891Krishnagiri   512,859597,071
05892Denkanikottai   309,810347,474
05893Pochampalli   157,970182,310
05894Uthangarai   182,447213,291
632CoimbatoreCoimbatore4,7323,508,3742,916,6203,458,045
05895Mettupalayam   237,805260,172
05896Sulur    321,051
05897Coimbatore North   349,225637,389
05898Coimbatore South   1,332,7891,592,646
05899Pollachi   544,194575,928
05900Valparai   95,10770,859
633TiruppurTiruppur5,187 1,920,1542,479,052
05901Kangeyam   196,892209,385
05902Dharapuram   278,783282,752
05903Avanashi   252,753340,899
05904Tiruppur   677,978981,247
05905Palladam   393,171245,522
05906Udumalaipettai   388,834237,861
05907Madathukulam    181,386
 total 130,06055,858,94662,405,67972,147,030
source: The Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India.

Main cities

namepopulation
1991-03-01
census
population
2001-03-01
census
population
2011-03-01
census
Chennai (ex Madras)3,841,3964,343,6454,646,732
Coimbatore816,321930,8821,050,721
Madurai940,989928,8691,017,865
Tiruchirappalli387,223752,066847,387
Salem366,712696,760829,267
Tirunelveli135,825411,831473,637
Ambattur..310,967466,205
Tiruppur235,661344,543444,352
Avadi..229,403345,996
Tiruvottiyur..212,281249,446
Thoothukkudi (Tuticorin)199,854216,054237,830
Nagercoil190,084208,179224,849
Thanjavur202,013215,314222,943
Pallavaram..144,623215,417
Dindigul182,477196,955207,327
Vellore175,061177,230185,803
Tambaram..137,933174,787
Cuddalore144,561158,634173,636
Alandur..146,287164,430
Kancheepuram..153,140164,384
Erode159,232150,541157,101
Tiruvannamalai109,196130,567145,278
Kumbakonam139,483139,954140,156
Rajapalayam114,202122,307130,442
Kurichi..77,853123,667
Madavaram..76,093119,105
Pudukkottai..109,217117,630
Hosur..84,394116,821
Ambur..99,624114,608
Karaikkudi..86,596106,714
Neyveli118,080127,552105,731
Nagapattinam..93,148102,905
source: The Office of Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India.