Virudhunagar is an city in Tamil Nadu
state of southern India. The city is the headquarters of Virudhunagar
Virudhunagar District occupies an area of 4288 km² and has a population
of 1,751,548 (as of 2001). It is bounded by Madurai District on the north,
Sivaganga District on the northeast, Ramanathapuram District on the southeast,
Thoothukudi District to the south, Tirunelveli District to the southwest,
Kerala state to the west, and Theni District to the northwest.
The Head-Quarters of the district Virudhunagar is located at the latitude
of 9N36 and 77E58 longitude. Contrary to the popular saying that 'Virudhunagar
produces nothing, but controls everything' , Virudhunagar does produce
a variety of things ranging from edible oil to plastic-wares. Sivakasi
known as 'Little Japan' for its bustling activities in the cracker
industry is located in this district.
Virudhunagar was a part of Tirunelveli district before 1910, after
which it became a part of Ramanathapuram district. After being grafted
out as a separate district during 1985 ,today it has eight taluks under
its wings namely Aruppukkottai, Kariapatti, Rajapalayam, Sattur, Sivakasi,
Srivilliputur, Tiruchuli and Virudhunagar.