Tenkasi taluk

Tenkasi taluk is a taluk of Tirunelveli district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The headquarters is the town of Tenkasi. In addition to the headquarters town, the taluk includes the towns of Aygudi, Courtalam, Ilanji, Kadayanallur, Melagaram, Sambavar Vadagarai and Sundarapandiapuram as well as some twenty-five villages.[1]


According to the 2011 census, the taluk of Tenkasi had a population of 399,823 with 199,317 males and 200,506 females. There were 1006 women for every 1000 men. The taluk had a literacy rate of 72.55. Child population in the age group below 6 was 20,277 Males and 19,621 Females.[2]


  1. "NPR Report: Tamil Nadu: Tirunelveli: Tenkasi". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.
  2. "Provisional Population Totals - Tamil Nadu-Census 2011" (PDF). Census Tamil Nadu. Retrieved 4 July 2013.

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