Vellore pronounced is a municipal corporation in the Vellore district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It became a municipal corporation in August 2008.
Vellore lies on the banks of the Palar River on the site of Vellore Fort. The city is located between Chennai (145 km), Bangalore (215 km) and the temple towns of Thiruvannamalai and Tirupati. Vellore has many colleges, ancient temples, a renowned hospital and a well-known technical institute. Vellore is a transit hub for travellers and tourism.Vellore city is administrated by a mayor, a deputy mayor and a corporation commissioner. The Vellore Municipal Corporation consists of 60 wards and is divided into four zones: Katpadi, Sathuvachari, Vellore Fort and Shenbakkam. Each zones consists of 15 wards.
The mainstay for people in the rural areas, more than agriculture, is industries such as weaving, beedi and match-stick rolling. The Indian Army has a number of recruits from the Vellore district (especially from Kammavanpet, which is known as "the military village") and military spending is a major sources of income for the region.
Revenue Divisions : 1. Arakonam 2. Tirupathur 3. Vellore
Taluks : 1. Ambur 2. Arakonam 3. Arcot 4. Gudiyatham 5. Vellore 6. Katpadi 7. Tirupattur 8.Vaniyampadi 9. Wallajah
Corporations and Municipalities : 1. Ambur 2. Arakonam 3. Arcot 4. Gudiyatham 5. Jolarpettai 6. Melvisharam 7. Pernambattu 8. Ranipettai 9. Tirupattur 10.Vaniyampadi 11. Wallajah
This district has the 16 Town panchayats, 843 Revenue villages, 743 Panchayat villages
The total geographical area of Vellore district is 87.915 Sqkm. The population of Vellore has the 3,928,106(2011 census). Vellore district had a population of 3,477,317as per the 2001 census. The ratio of male and female 1,961,688 and 1,974,643 respectively. The sex ratio of Vellore is 1004 females per 1000 males.
Vellore district bordered north side by Andra pradesh and south side by Thiruvannamalai district and east side by Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts and west side by Krishnagiri district.
The famous tourist places in vellore district are Sri Veera Vijaya Anjaneya Swamy temple in D.P.Palayam, Golden Temple, Vellore Fort, Jalagadeshwarar Temple, Muthu mandapam, Government museum, Amirthi Zoological Park, javadu Hills, Jalagampaari Falls, Elagiri Hills, Virinjipuram, jalagamparai.
The Vellore bus stand near by Vellore New Busstand Auto Rickshaw Road, Thottapalayam, Vellore and Railway stations near by Sakthi Mariyamman Koil St, Balaji Nagar, Vellore.
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