Tamilnadu MLA

Cuddalore (Constituencies MLA)

3,564 Sq.Km
 District headquaters


Constituencies MLA name Parties
Pandian K A(2016)
Saba.Rajendran (2016)
Tittakudi (SC)
Ganesan V (2016)
Kalaiselvan V T (2016)
Sampath.M.C (2016)
Kattumannarkoil (SC)
Murugumaran.N (2016)
Panneerselvam Mrk (2016)
Saravanan Durai K. (2016)


History of district:
    From ancient times the old town has been a seaport. Through the centuries, Cuddalore has been subject to a number of foreign powers including the Netherlands, Portugal, France and more recently, the British. In the 1600s, the French and English came to Cuddalore for trade and business. The French established a settlement at Pondicherry and the British at Cuddalore. The French and English, while engaged in the Seven Years War, fought the naval "Battle of Cuddalore" on 29 April 1758. It was an indecisive battle between a British squadron, under Vice-Admiral George Pocock and a French squadron, under Comte d'Aché and the newly appointed Governor General Comte Thomas Lally. Cuddalore surrendered to French troops on 29 April 1758. From 1789 to 1794, there was further unrest in Cuddalore due to the War of American Independence and the Second Anglo-Mysore War culminating in the siege of Cuddalore, after which the town was returned to Britain as part of a peace treaty. In 1782, during the Second Anglo Mysore war, the French troops allied with Tipu Sultan and won over the British, after which Cuddalore became a chief port against the French. In 1783, General James Stuart (1735-93) led his troops to fend off French troops. There were five different naval actions off the coast during the same year, all of which were indecisive. Some streets in Cuddalore retain British names such as Clive street, Wellington street, Sloper Street, Canning Street, Rope Street (Rope Street, Wellington Street, Sloper Street and Canning Street jointly known as Salangukara Village), Lawrence road and Imperial road. The Cuddalore Central Prison, opened in 1865, is an historically important landmark.Subramanya Bharathi and other political leaders served prison terms there. Cuddalore District is one of the 6 districts of Tiruvannamalai region and a district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The city of Cuddalore is the district headquarters. According to Census 2011, Cuddalore district had a population of 2,605,914 with a sex-ratio of 987 females for every 1,000 males.

Main occupation of the district:
    The district contributes significantly to the Tamil Nadu state production of cashew nut and jack fruit. Panruti(t.k), Pulavankuppam village was highly yields Cashew nut & jack fruit, mango.

   Train: Cuddalore has two major railway stations, namely, Cuddalore Port Junction and Tiruppadirippuliyur, both on the Viluppuram-Mayiladuthurai-Tiruchirappalli Mainline Section. The Cuddalore Port Junction has a branch to Virudhachalam Junction railway station via Neyveli. Cuddalore Port Junction has 4 platforms and 1 stabling line used more for handling freight trains. Tiruppadirippuliyur, the other important railway station of Cuddalore has 2 platforms and is located close to the Cuddalore bus stand. There are express and passenger trains on either side, connecting various cities with Tamil Nadu. There are daily express trains to Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Karaikal, Tiruchendur and Mannargudi, weekly express trains to Rameswaram, Tirupati, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Karaikal and Pondicherry and triweekly trains to Madurai. There are passenger trains daily to Viluppuram, Mayiladuthurai, Bangalore, Karaikal, Vridachalam and Tiruchirappalli. Road: There are 230 km (140 mi) of roads in the town, out of which 26 km (16 mi) is maintained by the Highways department. The Cuddalore municipality maintains a total of 204.94 km (127.34 mi) of roads: 38.84 km (24.13 mi) of concrete roads, 163.6 km (101.7 mi) of bituminous roads, 1.62 km (1.01 mi) of water bound macadam (WBM) roads and 0.85 km (0.53 mi) of earthen roads. The National Highways, NH-45A Viluppuram - Pondicherry - Cuddalore - Chidambaram - Nagapattinam Highway passes through Cuddalore. Cuddalore is served by a town bus service, which provides connectivity within the town and the suburbs. There are privately operated mini-bus services that cater to the local transport needs. The main bus stand is located in Thirupapuliyur. There are frequent buses to nearby towns like Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Panruti, Virudhachalam, Tindivanam and Viluppuram. Buses to major cities of Tamil Nadu such as Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, vellore are also available. TNSTC the state run bus service operates long distance buses to various cities in the state like Madurai, Theni, Palani, Coimbatore, Tiruppur and Hosur. KSRTC operates daily buses to Bangalore from Cuddalore. Air: The nearest airport is in Pondicherry, approximately 25 km (16 mi) from Cuddalore, while the nearest international airport in Chennai International Airport, located 200 km (120 mi) from the town.

   Natraja Temple at Chidambaram. Silver Beach at Devanampatinam. Pichavaram, one of the world's largest mangrove forests. Veeranam Lake, Kattumannarkoil, Pulavankuppam is surrounded areas many of forests & cashew tree. Wellington Lake, Keezhseruvai Village, Tittakudi taluk.