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Madurai   Assembly Constituencies   Madurai Corporation   Firsts of Madurai   Legends of Madurai   Madurai Map

Madurai is the second largest city, considered as the cultural capital, in Tamilnadu. It was announced as the Corporation, after Chennai, in May 1st 1971. There are 10 state assembly constituencies and 1 parliament constituency. It is here that the father of the Indian nation, Mahathma Gandhi, started wearing only a loincloth, in 1921, after seeing the people ill-nourished and ill-dressed. Madurai is famous for its Jasmine flowers. It is transported to most of the Indian cities and exported to other countries too.


District Collector

 Mr.L.Subramanian
 
Corporation Mayor

Mr.V.V.Rajan Chellappa
 
Commissioner of Police

Mr.Sanjay Mathur I.P.S.

B A C K G R O U N D

Madurai was originally a forest known as Kadambavanam. One day, a farmer named Dhananjaya who was passing through the forest, saw Indra (The king of the gods), worshipping a self created Lingam, Swayambhu, under kadamba tree. He immediately reported this to King Kulasekara Pandya, who ruled this area at that time. The King then built a great temple around the Swayambu and developed a Lotus shaped city around this temple. On the day the city was to be named, as Lord Shiva blessed the land and its people, divine nectar (Madhu) was showered on the city, from his hair. The city was henceforth called Madhurapuri, 'Madhura' means 'Sweetness' in Tamil. Later the name evolved to MADURAI.


Madurai city has 3 hills as its city boundary viz., Yanaimalai, Nagamalai, Pasumalai named after Elephant, Snake and Cow respectively. [Madurai Map]

 
Madurai District
Geographical and General Info.

Madurai District is situated in the South of Tamil Nadu state. It is bounded on the North by the district of Dindigul, on the East by Sivagangai, on the West by Theni and South by Virudhunagar.

Altitute : 100.58mtrs. above the sea level
North Latitude : Between 930.00 & 1030.00
East Longitude : Between 7700.00 & 7830.00
Area : 3741.73 Square Km.
Population
(2001 Census)
: 25,62,279
Density/Sq.Km. : 733


Wholesale Flower Market
Adjacent to Maattuthavani Bus Stand
Maattuthavani Bus Stand District Courts - K.K.Nagar





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