Namakkal District

Population: 1721179 (2011)

State: Tamil Nadu

Language: Tamil

Headquarters: Namakkal


Date of formation: It was bifurcated from Salem District on 25th July 1996.

Area: 3404 square kilometers

Density of population: 506 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 74.92% - Male: 83.09%, Female: 66.68%

Male Female Ratio: 1000:986


Boundaries of Namakkal District


North: Salem District, Tamil Nadu

South: Karur District, Tamil Nadu

East: Salem District, Perambalur District, Tiruchirapalli District, Tamil Nadu

West: Erode District, Tamil Nadu


Namakkal District Average Rainfall: 776 mm

Namakkal District Average Temperature in Summer: 36 deg C

Namakkal District Average Temperature in Winter: 25 deg C





Major Rivers: Cauvery, Vellar

Taluks: Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Rasipuram, Velur, Kolli Hills

Assembly Constituencies: Kapilamalai, Kumarapalayam Agraharam, Namakkal, Paramathi-Velur, Rasipuram, Sendamangalam, Tiruchengode

Revenue Divisions: Namakkal, Tiruchengode  

Hills: Kollimalai Hills


Namakkal District Nearby Attractions


1. Kolli Hills Water Falls

2. Kavinger Ramalingam Pillai’s House

3. Namakkal Dhurgam Fort

4. Aiyaru River

5. Tiruchengode Malai

6. Arthanari Isvarar Temple

7. Kailasanathar Temple

8. Agaya Gangai waterfalls


Namakkal District Facts: This district accounts for 65% of the egg production of Tamil Nadu. Valvil Ori festival is conducted in Kollimalai Hills every year in August. It ranks second in the Economic Environment Index ranking among Tamil Nadu districts. 


Major Agricultural Products: Rice, millets, cereals, pulses, sugarcane, groundnut, gingely, cotton


Major Industries: Truck and lorry body building, rig units, poultry and dairy industries


What is Namakkal District Famous For: Bus body building, lorry transport, eggs


Famous People From Namakkal District: CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services N. Chandrasekaran, Poet and Freedom Fighter Venkatarama Ramalingam Pillai


Namakkal Pin Codes

Last Updated : Friday Jun 15 , 2012


Places in Namakkal District