Thanjavur

Thanjavur (Tamil: தஞ்சா?ர)் , formerly Tanjore, is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian Religion, Art, and Architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples ,which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region.

Thanjavur is the headquarters of the Thanjavur District. The city is an important Agricultural Centre located in the Cauvery Delta and is known as the Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is administered by a municipal corporation covering an area of 128.02 km2 (49.43 sq mi) and had a population of 290,720 in 2011. Roadways are the major means of transportation, while the city also has rail connectivity. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli International Airport, located 59.6 km (37.0 mi) away from the city. The nearest seaport is Karaikal, which is 94 km (58 mi) away from Thanjavur. The city first rose to prominence during the reign of Cholas when it served as the capital of the empire.

After the fall of Cholas, the city was ruled by various dynasties like Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Thanjavur Marathas and British Empire. It has been a part of independent India since 1947.

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Thanjavur City Municipal Corporation

No.1, Gandhiji Road, Thanjavur – 613 001

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36.33

Area ( Sq. Km.)

2,22,943

Population (2011)

Tamil

Language

51

Ward

1,09,199

Male ( 2011)

1,13,744

Female ( 2011)

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1800-425-1100

Thanjavur City’s Emergency Number

These are some emergency helpline numbers which can be made a call on, during various problems. You need not panic when in an emergency. The number of police and ambulance is mentioned.

108

Ambulance

Emergency Ambulance Number

100

Police

Emergency Police Number

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