Theni at a Glance

Air : The nearest airport is Madurai. 76 km from Theni.

Rail : This District is also connected by Rail from Madurai city.

Road : This Southern most District of Tamil Nadu is connected by Road with major cities of the State and other states. Government Transport Corporations and private Authorities provide ample transport facilities to the people of this District.

Area : 2,889
Population : 10,93,950 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 832.8 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 35C Min : 25.8C
STD Code : 04546
487 Km from Chennai


theni glance

Theni is the newly formed district surrounded by Western ghats. The main occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture. Periyar water flows along with the Mullai river through this district and it finally reaches the Dam called Vaigai.

The district of Theni has been carved out as a separate district recently as a result of bifurcation of Madurai district. According to the said bifurcation, three taluks namely Uttama-Palaiyam, Periyakulam and Andipatti of the erstwhile Madurai district were separated from its parent district to form this new district.

At present also this new district is comprised of three taluks and eight Community Development Blocks. The district can be divided into two natural divisions. Hilly areas constituted by parts of all the three taluks viz. Periyakulam, Uttamapalaiyam and Andipatti with thick vegetation and perennial stream from the hills on the western side, and another one is Cumbum valley which lies in Uttamapalayam taluks.

Theni district is rich in flora and fauna. Many dams have been constructed on the rivers.

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