Coimbatore Becomes Koyampuththoor: Tamil Nadu Government Changes Names Of 1,018 Places

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Amid the coronavirus cases in the state and raising concerns over the healthcare system, the Tamil Nadu Government has found time to change the names of 1,018 places in the state.

Two years ago in the state assembly, it was announced that the anglicized names of the areas in the state will be changed closer to their Tamil names. The majority of the places have been provided with a new name or rather new spelling that resembles close to it’s Tamil Origin name.


TN Name Change
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A high-level committee was headed by Minister for Tamil Official Language and Culture, K Pandiarajan along with district collectors looked into the matter. In the list, for each of 1,018 places, there is a Tamil Name, the existing English name and the name suggested by the collector and finally the recommendation of the committee. The Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, the Municipal administration and water supply, and Rural Development and Panchayat are given the responsibility of carrying the order.

Here’s a list of some places.

  • Tondiyarpet – Thandaiyaarpettai
  • Purasawalkam – Purasaivaakkam
  • Vepery – Vepperi
  • Permabur – Peramboor
  • VOC Nagar – Va.Oo.Si. Nagar
  • Kodungaiyur – Kodungaiyoor
  • Peravallur – Peravalloor
  • Konnur – Konnoor
  • Koyembedu – Koyambedu
  • Egmore – Ezhumboor
  • Chintadripet – Chintadaripettai
  • Mylapore – Mayillappoor
  • Mambalam – Maambalam
  • Saidapet – Saithaappettai
  • Thiyagaraya Nagar – Thiyagaraya Nagar
  • Uthandi – Uthandi
  • Manappakkam – Manappaakkam
  • Coimbatore – Koyampuththoor
  • Puducherry – Puthucherry
  • Vellore – Veeloor
  • Meenambakkam – Meenambaakkam
  • Porur – Poroor
  • Madavaram – Maathavaram
  • Dharapuram – Tharaapuram
  • Gudalur – Koodaloor
  • Varagur – Varagoor
  • Kandalur – Kaanthaloor
  • Thiruverambur – Thiruverumboor
  • Uthandi – Uththandi
  • Sholinganallur – Solinganallor
  • Alandur – Aalandhoor

Coronavirus Continues To Trouble The State

The state of Tamil Nadu is second behind Maharashtra in the list of worst-affected states due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The state has so far reported 36,841 cases with 17,182 active and 19,333 recovered. The state has one of the best mortality rates with only 326 deaths. The capital city of Chennai has amounted to 25,937 cases out of which only 13,089 are active. The city alone has a death toll of 257. The least affected area is the Nilgiris region where all the 14 patients infected are recovered.


The coronavirus cases in India reached 2.8 lakh mark and the death toll crossed the 8,000 marks. While the recovery number is higher than active numbers, India recorded its highest daily increase on Wednesday.


Source: The Indian Express