Virudhunagar District is an administrative district of Tamil Nadu state in India. This district headquarters in Virudhunagar. Virudhunagar District formerly called Karmavirer Kamarajar District. This district was formed by the separation of Old Ramanathapuram District on 1987 into Ramanathapuram District, Sivagangai District and the west part as Virudhunagar District.
Srivilliputhur Temple gopuram is the official symbol of Tamilnadu Government. Virudunagar is a small town located at a distance of 45 Kms South West of Madurai. This place was once referred to as 'Virudupatti'. In the beginning of 20th century A.D Virudupatti was one among the six important places of Ramanathapuram District. Due to the rapid growth in the field of Trade and Education, it was renamed as 'Virudunagar' on 29th October 1923. The term 'virudu' means 'Award' in Tamil. Now this town comes under Kamarajar district. Majority of the Virudunagarians belong to the 'Nadar' community.
Revenue Divisions : 1.Sivakasi 2.Aruppukkottai
Taluks : 1.Sivakasi 2.Aruppukkottai 3.Rajapalayam 4.Sattur 5.Tiruchuli 6.Kariyapatti 7.Viruthunagar 8.Srivalliputhur
Corporations and Municipalities : 1.Sivakasi 2.Aruppukkottai 3.Rajapalayam 4.Sattur 5.Viruthunagar 6.Srivalliputhur 7.Thiruthangal
This district has the 9 Town panchayats, 600 Revenue villages, 450 Panchayat villages
The total geographical area of Virudhunagar district is 4288 km2. The population of Virudhunagar has the 72,081. The ratio of male and female 35,769 and 36,312 respectively. The sex ratio of dindigul is 1015 females per 1000 males, which was higher than the state average of 982 females per 1000 males.
Virudhunagar district bordered north side by Sivagangai and Madurai districts and south side by Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts and east side by Ramanathapuram district and west side by Theni district.
The famous tourist places are Ayyanar falls 12 Kms from Rajapalayam Ayyanar temple and Sivananda Paramahamsar Ashram which is very popular as a picnic centre in the forest. Elachi and Coffee estates are located here.
The Viruthunagar bus stand near by Municipal office Road, Kattyapuram and Railway stations near by Virudhunagar Railway colony, Virudhunagar.
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