Thoothukudi District, also
known as Tuticorin District, is a district of
Nadu state in southern India.
Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) is the district headquarters.
Thoothukudi district in Tamil Nadu,
is also known for Pearl cultivation with abundance of pearls
found in the seas of Thoothukudi.
Thoothukudi district is situated in the
extreme South-Eastern corner of Tamil Nadu.Thoothukdi is also known as "PEARL CITY".
bounded on the north by the districts of Tirunelveli, Virudhunagar, and Ramanathapuram, on the east and
southeast by the Gulf of
Mannar and on the west and southwest by Tirunelveli
The total area of the district is 4621 square
kilometres. The administrative headquarters is an urban agglomeration
and also one of the
headquarters within. Thoothukkudi
District was derived from [Tirunelveli District] in 1986.
is the main language spoken
here, whilst English
is also widely
used. As per the 2001 census, the total population of the district
was 15,72,273. Hindus
form the majority of the
population (78.58%), followed by Christians
(4.63%) and others (0.08%)..