Madurai District is a one of the district in the State of Tamilnadu in India. Madurai city is the headquarters of the Madurai district. Madurai also called as Thoonga Nagaram, Koil Nagar, Koodal Managar, Malligai Managar, Naan maada Koodal.
Madurai is one of the oldest cities of India, with a history dating all the way back to the Sangam period of the pre Christian era. The glory of Madurai returned in a diminished form in the earlier part of this millennium; It later on came under the rule of the Vijayanagar kingdom after its ransack by the ravaging armies of Delhi (Malik Kafur). During the 16th and 18th centuries, Madurai was ruled by the Nayak Emperors, the foremost of whom was Tirumalai Nayakar. The Cholas ruled Madurai from 920 AD till the beginning of the 13th century. In 1223 AD Pandyas regained their kingdom and once again become prosperous. Pandian Kings patronised Tamil language in a great way.
Revenue Divisions : 1. Madurai 2. Usilampatti.
Taluks : 1. Madurai(North) 2. Madurai(South) 3. Melur 4. Peraiyur 5. Thirumangalam 6. Usilampatti 7. Vadipatti.
Corporations and Municipalities : 1. Melur 2. Usilampatti 3. Thirumangalam 4. Thirupparakundram 5. Anaiyur 6. Avaniyapuram
This district has the 12 Town panchayats, 664 Revenue villages, 431 Panchayat villages.
Madurai district occupied area of 3,741.73 km2 and this district has the population of 3,041,038 in 2011 census. The male and female were 1,526,475 and 1,511,777 respectively. The sex ratio is 990 females for 1000 males.
Madurai district borded North side by Dindigul district, South side by Viruthunagar district, East side by Sivagangai district, West side by Theni.
Madurai district famous tourist Places are Madurai Meenakshiamman Temple, Alagar Koil, Kutladampatti falls, Theppakulam(Vandiyur), Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Thirumalai Nayakkar Mahal, 1000 Kaal Mandabam, Gandhi Museum, Eco Park, Vaigai Dam, Anaipatti Anjaneyar Temple.
Madurai Bus Stand near by Thiruparankundram, Madurai and Railway Station near by Koodal Nagar Railway Station, Railar Nagar, Koodal Nagar, Madurai.
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