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The New Tiruchirappalli district was formed in 1995 by trifurcating the composite Tiruchirappalli district as Tiruchirappalli, Karur and Perambalur districts with an area of 4403.83 Sq.Kms with Thanjavur District in the East, Karur District in the West, Permabalur District in the North, Pudukkottai and Dindigul Districts in the South as boundaries.

Revenue & Development Divisions

No. of Revenue Divisions


Tiruchirappalli, Lalgudi, Musiri

No. of Taluks


Lalgudi, Manachanallur, Manapparai, Musiri, Srirangam, Thiruverumbur, Thottiyam, Thuraiyur, Tiruchirapalli.

No. of Panchayat unions


Andanallur, Lalgudi, Manachanellur, Manapparai, Manikandam, Marungapuri, Musiri, Pullambadi, Tattayyangarpettai, Thiruverambur, Thottiam, Turaiyur,
Uppiliyapuram, Vaiyampatti.

Number of Corporations – 1
Number of Municipalities – 3
Number of Town Panchayats – 17
Number of Revenue Villages – 507
Number of Village Panchayats – 408

The total population of the district as per 2011 census was 27.13 lakh, of which   13.46 lakh were males and 13.66 lakh were females.  The composition of total population living in rural and urban areas is 13.77 lakh and 13.36 lakh respectively.  The population density is 616 persons/Sq.km.The net area under irrigation is 99082 ha and the gross irrigated area is 107001 ha.  The economy of the district mainly depends on agriculture.  Nearly 23% of the workforce depends on agriculture and about 37.8% of the geographical area (440383 ha) has been brought under cultivation.  The area sown more than once was 14346 ha.

          The district is well connected by road, air and rail.  The district has good network of post, telegraph and telephone facilities.  The district has good educational institutional framework.  The support organization like DIC, DRDA, Small Industries Service Institute (SISI), Khadi and Village Industries Board (KIVIB) etc. operating in the district provide required inputs to the entrepreneurs in the micro small and medium and also in village industrial sectors.