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Kanchipuram District : Tamil Nadu

About District

Kancheepuram district is situated on the northern East Coast of Tamil Nadu and is adjacent by Bay of Bengal and Chennai city and is bounded in the west by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai district, in the north by Thiruvallur district and Chennai district, in the south by Villuppuram district in the east by Bay of Bangal. It lies between 11° 00' to 12° 00’ North latitudes and 77° 28' to 78° 50' East longitudes. The district has a total geographical area of 4393.37 Sq.Kms. For administrative reasons, the district has been divided into 4 revenue divisions comprising of 13 taluks with 1137 revenue villages. For development reasons,it is divided into 13 development blocks with 633 Village Panchayats. Kanchipuram is a Spectacular Temple city known as city of thousand temples which reflects the Glorious Traditions of South India. The kamakodi peetham and kammakshi amman temple are closely associated with the life of Sankaracharya. The important places in the district are Vedantangal Birds Sanctuary, Muttukkadu Lake, Mammalappuram and Covelong Beach etc. This town is also known for its thriving handloom industry. Kancheepuram is known as Silk City since the main profession of the people living in and around is weaving silk sarees.

District at a Glance

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