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All Districts
Tamil Nadu is unique in the way that there is equitable development across all districts. For administrative conveniences, the state has been segmented into 38 districts. Every district is distinctive in its own features and specialties while also permeated with the intrinsic local culture. ​
Class A Districts* (4 districts)
Class B Districts* (12 districts)
Class C Districts* (20 districts)
Class A Districts* (4 districts)
Chennai
Area
178.2 sq km
Population
46,46,732
Literacy Rate
90.18%
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Kancheepuram
Area
1655.94 sq km
Population
11,66,401
Literacy Rate
84.49%
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Chengalpattu
Area
1944.96 sq km
Population
25,56,244
Literacy Rate
91.88%
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Thiruvallur
Area
3422.43 sq km
Population
37,28,104
Literacy Rate
84.03%
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Class B Districts* (12 districts)
Coimbatore
Area
4723 sq km
Population
34,58,045
Literacy Rate
83.98%
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Erode
Area
8161.91 sq km
Population
22,51,744
Literacy Rate
72.58%
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Karur
Area
2895.57 sq km
Population
10,64,493
Literacy Rate
75.6%
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Krishnagiri
Area
5143 sq km
Population
18,83,731
Literacy Rate
71.46%
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Namakkal
Area
3368.21 sq km
Population
17,26,601
Literacy Rate
74.63%
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Nilgiris
Area
2452.5 sq km
Population
7,35,394
Literacy Rate
85.2%
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Ranipet
Area
2234.32 sq km
Population
12,10,277
Literacy Rate
86.08%
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Salem
Area
5205 sq km
Population
34,82,056
Literacy Rate
72.86%
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Tiruchirappalli
Area
4407 sq km
Population
27,22,290
Literacy Rate
83.23%
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Tirupattur
Area
1792.92 sq km
Population
11,11,812
Literacy Rate
82.17%
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Tiruppur
Area
5186.34 sq km
Population
24,79,052
Literacy Rate
78.68%
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Vellore
Area
2080.11 sq km
Population
16,14,242
Literacy Rate
79.17%
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Class C Districts* (22 districts)
Ariyalur
Area
1940 sq km
Population
7,54,894
Literacy Rate
71.34%
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Cuddalore
Area
3678 sq km
Population
26,05,914
Literacy Rate
78.04%
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Dharmapuri
Area
4497.77 sq km
Population
15,06,843
Literacy Rate
68.54%
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Dindigul
Area
6266.64 sq km
Population
21,59,775
Literacy Rate
76.26%
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Kallakurichi
Area
3520.37 sq km
Population
13,70,281
Literacy Rate
63.49%
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Kanyakumari
Area
1672 sq km
Population
18,70,374
Literacy Rate
91.75%
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Madurai
Area
3741.73 sq km
Population
30,38,252
Literacy Rate
83.45%
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Mayiladuthurai
Area
1172 sq km
Population
9,18,356
Literacy Rate
78.78%
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Nagapattinam
Area
2715.83 sq km
Population
16,16,450
Literacy Rate
83.59%
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Perambalur
Area
1757 sq km
Population
5,65,223
Literacy Rate
74.32%
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Pudukottai
Area
4663 sq km
Population
16,18,345
Literacy Rate
77.19%
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Ramanathapuram
Area
4068.31 sq km
Population
13,53,445
Literacy Rate
80.72%
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Sivagangai
Area
4086 sq km
Population
13,39,101
Literacy Rate
79.85%
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Tenkasi
Area
2916.13 sq km
Population
14,07,627
Literacy Rate
87.71%
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Thanjavur
Area
3396.57 sq km
Population
24,05,890
Literacy Rate
82.64%
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Theni
Area
3066 sq km
Population
12,45,899
Literacy Rate
77.26%
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Thiruvarur
Area
2161 sq km
Population
12,64,277
Literacy Rate
82.86%
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Thoothukudi
Area
4621 sq km
Population
17,50,176
Literacy Rate
86.16%
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Tirunelveli
Area
3842.37 sq km
Population
16,65,253
Literacy Rate
82.5%
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Tiruvannamalai
Area
6191 sq km
Population
24,64,875
Literacy Rate
74.21%
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Viluppuram
Area
3725.54 sq km
Population
34,58,873
Literacy Rate
71.88%
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Virudhunagar
Area
4288 sq km
Population
19,42,288
Literacy Rate
80.15%
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*Disclaimer: Districts are categorized into three classes based on the sector-wise incentives offered to them. To learn about the sector-wise incentives offered to various district-class, click here