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About Tenkasi

Tenkasi is one of the 38 districts of Tamil Nadu, India, separated from Tirunelveli District on 22 November 2019. The Government of Tamil Nadu announced its creation on 18 July 2019.
Tenkasi District
MunicipalityTenkasi
Established22 November 2019
Founded byEdappadi K. Palaniswami
SeatTenkasi
Geography


The district shares borders with Tirunelveli district in the south, Virudhunagar district in the north, Thoothukudi district in the east and Kollam and Pathanamthitta districts of the state Kerala in the west.

Politics

Tenkasi assembly constituency is part of Tenkasi Lok Sabha constituency. Tenkasi is a Lok Sabha (Parliament of India) constituency in Tamil Nadu. The seat is reserved for scheduled castes.

Parliamentary Constituency

No. Assembly Constituency Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
1 Lok Sabha Tenkasi SC

Tamil Nadu Assembly Constituencies

No. Constituency name Reserved for
(SC/ST/None)
1 Sankarankovil SC
2 Vasudevanallur SC
3 Kadayanallur None
4 Tenkasi None
5 Alangulam None

 

Country India India
State TamilNadu Logo.svg Tamil Nadu
Largest City Tenkasi
Municipality Tenkasi
Established 22 November 2019
Founded by Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Seat Tenkasi
Talukas Kadayanallur
Tenkasi
Sankarankovil
Shenkottai
Sivagiri
Veerakeralamputhur
Alangulam
Tiruvengadam

Government

 Type District Administration
 Body Tenkasi District Collectorate
 Collector S. Sameeran, I.A.S.
 Superintendent of Police G. Suguna Singh, I.P.S.
Area
 Total 2,916.13 km2 (1,125.92 sq mi)
Population
 Total 1,407,627
 Density 480/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

Languages

 Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration TN76 and TN76A and TN79

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