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Tiruvallur

Country  India
Language spoken  Tamil
Area  10.75 km2
State  Tamil Nadu
District  Tiruvallur
Colleges and Universities  Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology, Prathyusha Institute of Technology and Management, Indira Institute of Engineering and Technology, B K R College of Engineering and Technology, LCR College of Engineering and Technology

Tiruvallur (Tamil: ) is a temple town and Grade I municipality in Tiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the banks of Cooum river about 42 km (26 mi) northwest of Chennai (Madras), the capital city of Tamil Nadu and located in Chennai City.It is the administrative headquarters of Tiruvallur district. This town consists of four revenue villages namely Periakuppam, Perumpakkam and Pungathur. The town is divided into 27 wards. It is well known because of the Veera Raghavar temple which is one of the 108 sacred shrines of Vaishnavites. There is a pond nearby this temple, where the tank festival is held. There is a Siva temple near this shrine which is also quite popular among the locals. There is also a 40 feet tall Viswaroopa Panchamukha Hanuman temple, where the murti is made of a single green granite stone. Poondi reservoir from where drinking water is drawn to Chennai city is at about 9 km (5.6 mi) from this town. The neighbourhood is served by Tiruvallur railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. As of 2011, the town had a population of 56,074.

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History

Tiruvallur in the past, History of Tiruvallur

In the far past, this region was under a chain of regimes commencing from the Pallavas during the 7th century ending with the Nawab of Arcot during the early part of 19th century when it came under the British rule. In 1687, the Golkonda rulers were defeated and the region came under the Moghul emperors of Delhi. The towns and villages of this region were the scene of Carnatic wars. Battles are said to have been fought in this region during the struggle for supremacy between the English and French. The town of Pulicat was the earliest Dutch possession in India founded in 1609 which was ceded to the British in 1825. With this, the region came under the British rule which ended on 15 August 1947 with India becoming independent.

Economy

The town attained district headquarters status in 1997. Tiruvallur houses many Industries including few Fortune 100 companies. Tiruvallur is rich in industry, with some of the following industries in that region. Hindustan Motors has Lancer Car plant, Caterpillar Earth moving Equipment Plant from (9 February 2001), Hanil Lear, Delphi TVS, India Japan Lighting, Kingfishers brewery division, Style SPA furniture, TI India, TCL etc. Mitsubishi entered India in 1998 as a part of its global expansion programme. It has a manufacturing facility in Tiruvallur near Chennai with technical collaboration with Hindustan Motors.

References

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