Thoothukudi Municipal Corporation

Thoothukudi Municipal Corporation
Municipal corporation
Thoothukudi Municipal Corporation
Coordinates: 8°49′N 78°08′E / 8.817°N 78.133°E / 8.817; 78.133Coordinates: 8°49′N 78°08′E / 8.817°N 78.133°E / 8.817; 78.133
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Thoothukudi District
  Mayor A P R Antony Grace (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam)
  Total 353.07 km2 (136.32 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,750,176
  Density 369/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Phone +91-461

Thoothukudi Municipal Corporation is a civic body that governs Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) city, India. Also known as The City Municipal Corporation of Thoothukudi, it is a port situated in the Gulf of Mannar about 125 km north of Cape Comorin.It consists of a legislative and an executive body. The legislative body is headed by the mayor while the executive body is headed by a Commissioner.


Thoothukudi was established as a Municipality on 1 November 1866 as per the Town Improvements Act of 1865 [1] with Roche Victoria as its first chairman. It attained the status of Municipal Corporation on 5 August 2008. It was upgraded to a municipal corporation in 2008 along with Erode, Tiruppur and Vellore.


Thoothukudi Corporation is divided into 60 wards after its expansion in the year 2011. For administrative purpose the Thoothukudi Corporation is divided into four zones (i.e) East, West, North and South zone. East zone has ward number 14-16 and 19-33 wards, West zone has ward number 34-47 wards, North has ward number 1-13 and 17,18 wards and South zone has ward number 48-60 wards. This corporation consist of 60 wards and is headed by a mayor who presides over a Deputy Mayor and 58 councillors who represent each wards in the city.


  1. Imperial Gazetteer of India. 23. Clarendon Press. 1908. pp. 379–380.
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