Dindigul district was carved out of the composite Madurai District on 15.9.1985 and the first District Collector was Thiru.M.Madhavan Nambiar, I.A.S. Dindigul District had the names of Dindigul Anna , Quaid-e-Milleth and Mannar Thirumalai. Dindigul, which was under the rule of the famous Muslim Monarch, Tippusultan, has a glorious past. The historical Rock Fort of this district was constructed by the famous Naik King Muthukrishnappa Naicker. It is located between 10° 05’ and 10° 09’ North Latitude and 77° 30’ and 78° 20’ East Longitude.
This district is bound by Madurai, Karur, Tiruchirappalli and Theni districts. It is spread over on area of 6266.64 Sq. Km. It comprises of 3 Revenue Divisions, 9 Taluks and 14 Panchayat Unions, According to 2011 Census, its population is 2159775.
For a long time, Dindigul town has been associated with Iron locks, Iron safe of good quality and durability. A lock manufacturing unit under co-operative sector is functioning here. Another industry for which Dindigul is noted is Leather Tanning………..Read More