About Thanjavur District
Thanjjavur is also Tanjore, a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thanjavur is the 11th largest city in Tamil Nadu. The name of the town "Thanjavur" is believed to be derived from the name of the Mutharayar king, "Thananjay" or "Dhananjaya". It is a historical site ruled by the Chola, Pandya, Nayk, Marathas and was under British rule until Independence. The pursuit of these rulers is evident in the great monuments such as the Grand Anaicut, the Great Temple and the Sarofoji Mahal, the Palace and the Saraswathi Mahal Library, etc. in the region.
Thanjavur is an important center of South African religion, art, and architecture. Many of the Great Living Chola temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are located in and around Thanjavur. Foremost among these is the Brihadeeswara Temple, located in the heart of the city.
The region has an area of 3396 km2.
There are less than 8 total districts in Tensaki.
There are 789 villages in the region.
There are a total of 6 cities in the region.
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