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Cuddalore District

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Cuddalore District Profile
Geographical Details The district has an area of 3,564 km². It is bounded on the north by Viluppuram District, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, on the south by Nagapattinam District, and on the west by Perambalur District. Geographical Position North Latitude Between 15° 5’/11° 11’ and 12 ° 35’ and East Longitude Between 78 °   38’ and  80 °  0’ Geographical Area No. of Block/ Taluk : 13/10 No. of Panchayat villages : 683 No. of Town panchayat : 16 No. of municipal Centre : 6 Land Utilization ( Ha) Geographical area : 367781 Net Sown area : 217331 Forest area : 1414 Fallow Lands ( Current & others) : 64981 Uncultivable waste land : 14622.745 Non – Agriculture use : 58793.545 Other land not available for cultivation : 41749 Cropping Intensity : 128 % Source : Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Vriddhachalam - 606 001, Cuddalore District,Tamil Nadu - India Size of Holding Size of Holdings Numbers % Area ( Ha) % < 1 Ha 247454 77.50 89118 34.70 1-2 Ha 43269 13.7 59156 23.80 > 2 Ha 24217 8.80 88798 41.50 Rainfall (mm) Season Normal % Winter ( Jan- Feb) 24.36 2 Summer ( Mar- May) 143.39 11 South West Monsoon ( June – Sep) 325.64 25 North East Monsoon ( Oct- Dec 842.12 62