States - 2019 August

August 15

Edappadi K Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, announced that Vellore district of state would be trifurcated into Vellore, Ranipet and Tirupattur districts. For these 2 new districts Vellore will be headquarters. With the addition of two more districts the total number of districts in state would become 37. The Chief Minister also announced that starting from 2019, November 1 would be celebrated as Tamil Nadu Day to commemorate state’s creation day as Tamil Nadu was created on November 1, 1956. The number of districts in a state is not always a function of area of a state or of its population. For example, Andhra Pradesh is 7th largest state by area in the country but has among smallest counts of districts at 13. As such, it has only 1 district for every 12,000 sq-km, which is largest average size for a district in any Indian state.