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Tourism Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.

The temple, Lord Siva had annihilated Yama, the God of death and destruction to save the life of Markandeya and bestowed immortality on him. It is one of the most important seats of Sakthi. Inside the precincts of the temple of Arulmigu Amerthakadeswarar is located the temple of Shri Abirami Amman Temple.

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District Administration

The Constituent

District Collector , Nagapattinam is the supreme authority of the district. He controls the Revenue unit and Panchayat Development units of the district administration through his Personal Assistants, General and Panchayat Development at his Head Quarters. District Supply officer, manages the Public Distribution System in co-ordination with the Joint Registrar of Co-operatives,  while the Special Deputy Collector for Public Grievance Redressed Cell, attends to the grievances submitted to the Collector. District Collector is having two district level officers, one for the welfare of the Adi Dravidar and another for the Backward Classes and Minorities

District Revenue Officer, Nagapattinam is assisting the District Collector in all his responsibilities. He is the authority for the land matters of the district. Revenue Collection in the district is regulated by the District Revenue Officer. The DRO grants various licenses, in the capacity of Additional District Magistrate

The Public Health system in the district and the maintenance of Government Hospitals are supervised by the District Collector through the Joint Director of Public Health, Nagapattinam .

The Deputy Director of Public Health, Nagapattinam  is maintaining the rural health system and Primary Health Centres available at the villages under the supervision of the District Colector. The District Collector monitors the Agricultural and Animal Husbandary activities in this district through the Joint Director of Agriculture and Assistant Director of Animal Husbandary respectively at Nagapattinam .

Likewise, Assistant Director of Fisheries Nagapattinam  is responsible for the inland and marine fishing activities in this district. District Collector also commands the works of the Chief Educational Officer, District Educational Officer and District Elementary Educational Officer who are managing the Educational Institutions upto Higher Secondary level. District Collector executing works relating to irrigation through the PWD authorities and road management through the Divisional Engineer, Highways, Nagapattinam . District Collector monitors the welfare actions of the Banking units in the district. In the capacity of the District Magistrate, the Collector granting various licenses.

The Structure

The Superintendent of Police, Nagapattinam is responsible for maintaining Law and Order and exercises the prohibition in the district.

The Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, Nagapattinam  is implementing the various schemes of the Government for the rural welfare in the district. The District Collector has authorised the Project Officer to extend the basic needs such as drinking water, street light. Rural Housing Scheme to the people

List of Taluks
Revenue DivisionSerialTalukNo. of Villages
Nagapattinam1Nagapattinam 85
2Vedaranyam 61
3Thirukuvalai 35
4Kilvelur 55
Mayiladuthurai1Mayiladuthurai 65
2Sirkazhi 94
3kuttalam 59
4Tarangam Padi 70