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About the Thoothukudidistrict

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Brief About Thoothukudi District
It is situated in the extreme south-eastern corner of Tamil Nadu state and bounded on the north by the districts of Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram, on the east and south-east by Gulf of Mannar and on the west and south-west by the district of Tirunelveli. Total area of this district is 4621 sq. kms. and the administrative headquarters is an Urban agglomeration and also one of the taluk headquarters within the district.

The total extent of forest in the district is 11,012 hectares which works out to 2.47 percent of the total geographical area of the district. A deer sanctuary is maintained in the hills of Vallanad. Except Vallanad and Kurumalai hills, there are no other hills or mountains.

In this district the percentage o effective literacy (excluding children in the age group 1-6) is 74 %. The number of educational institutions available in this district are as follows:

a) Arts and Science Colleges 12
b) Medical College 1
c) Engineering Colleges 3
d) Agriculture College 1
e) Fisheries College 1
f) Colleges for Special Education 1
g) Primary Schools 1076
h) Middle Schools 284
i) High Schools 73
j) Higher Secondary Schools 97
k) Teachers Training Colleges 3
l) Government Polytechnic 2

A Government Polytechnic in the name of the greatest Tamil Poet Subramania Bharathiyar is functioning from 1982 exclusively for girls at Ettayapuram.

a) No. of Hospitals 10
b) Primary Health Centres 47
c) Health Sub centres 249
d) Beds in Hospitals and Dispensaries 1,072
e) No. of Doctors 196
f) No. of Nurses 158
g) No. of Hospitals under Indian Medicine 2

Thoothukudi is having an All India Radio Station and a Doordharshan Relay Station. There are 42 permanent Cinema theatres, 18 touring theatres, 4 semi - permanent theatres and 3 Open Air Theatres providing entertainment to the people of the district.