About Perambalur District

Perambalur District is located South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, India. The district headquarter is Perambalur town. It had a population of 5,65,223 with a gender-ratio of 1,003 females for every 1,000 males (According to Census 2011). This district was trifurcated from Trichy district and was formed on 1st November 1995. The district is encircled by Cuddalore district in the north, Tiruchirappalli district in the south, Thanjavur in the east Namakkal in the west. Perambalur is the central town of Tamil Nadu, India. The average literacy rate of the town was 80.77% and average literacy rate of the district was 66.49% in 2011 Census.


History of Perambalur

In the year 1741, the Marathas were invading Tiruchirappalli and took control under Chanda Saheb. He was won in securing freedom in the year 1748 and frequently got involved in the popular war for the Nawabs place in the Carnatic against Anwardeen, the Nawab of Arcot and his son Mohammed Ali.Mohamed Ali reunited the two palayams of Ariyalur and Udyarpalayam situated within the current Ariyalur District on the grounds of default in payment of Tributes and disappointment to support him in quelling the revolt of Yusuf Khan. In the year November 1764, Mohamed Ali represented the issue to Madras Council and get military help on 3rd January 1765. This force was led by Umdat-Ul-Umara and Donald Campbell penetrated Ariyalur and captured it. The young Poligar with his followers, there upon ran to Udayarpalayam.

In the 19th of January, the military protest Udayarpalayam. Here, the Poligar’s troops were overwhelmed and the Palayams were occupied. The two poligars ran away from their town and took protection in Tharangampadi, then a Danish Settlement. The takeover of the Palayam gave the Navab un-disturbed possession of all his places extending Arcot to Tiruchirappalli. There is a power struggle between Hyder Ali and later Tippu Sultan with the British Empire. After the fatality of Tippu Sultan, the British took the social and army Administration of the Carnatic in the year 1801. In the year 1995 Trichy was trifurcated and the new Perambalur and new Karur districts were formed. So, the composite of Perambalur district came in to existence after trifurcation of Tiruchirappalli district with effect from 30.09.1995.