Madurai is the second largest city, considered as the cultural capital, in Tamilnadu. It was announced as the Corporation, after Chennai, in May 1st 1971. There are 10 state assembly constituencies and 1 parliament constituency. It is here that the father of the Indian nation, Mahathma Gandhi, started wearing only a loincloth, in 1921, after seeing the people ill-nourished and ill-dressed. Madurai is famous for its Jasmine flowers. It is transported to most of the Indian cities and exported to other countries too.Madurai was originally a forest known as Kadambavanam. One day, a farmer named Dhananjaya who was passing through the forest, saw Indra (The king of the gods), worshipping a self created Lingam, Swayambhu, under kadamba tree. He immediately reported this to King Kulasekara Pandya, who ruled this area at that time. The King then built a great temple around the Swayambu and developed a Lotus shaped city around this temple. On the day the city was to be named, as Lord Shiva blessed the land and its people, divine nectar (Madhu) was showered on the city, from his hair. The city was henceforth called Madhurapuri, 'Madhura' means 'Sweetness' in Tamil. Later the name evolved to MADURAI.

Madurai District is situated in the South of Tamil Nadu state. It is bounded on the North by the district of Dindigul, on the East by Sivagangai, on the West by Theni and South by Virudhunagar.

Altitute : 100.58mtrs. above the sea level

North Latitude : Between 9°30.00 & 10°30.00

East Longitude : Between 77°00.00 & 78°30.00

Area : 3741.73 Square Km.


(2001 Census) : 25,62,279

Density/Sq.Km. : 733

Madurai Parliamentary Constituency

Returning Officer : Collector Mr. L. Subramanian

Polling Stations : 1468

Number of Voters : 14,02,152 (M: 6,98,036, F: 7,04,073, O: 43)

The Madurai Lok Sabha constituency comprises of six Assembly segments – Melur, Madurai East, Madurai North, Madurai
South, Madurai West and Madurai Central.

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