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General Profile :

Vellore District, formerly known as North Arcot District, came into being on 30th September 1987 with bifurcation of the composite North Arcot District in to Vellore and Tiruvannamalai Districts.

The Geographical area of Vellore District is 5,92,018 ha. and it is endowed with highest mountains like Javathu and Yelagiri hills in Tirupattur taluk. The District has a forest coverage of 27% are predominantly found in Vellore, Tirupattur and Gudiyatham taluks.

Location :

Vellore District lies between 12°15’ to 13°15’ north latitudes and 78°20 to 78°50 east longitudes in Tamilnadu State. The district boundaries are

East : Kancheepuram District
West : Dharmapuri District & Andhra Pradesh
North : Andhra Pradesh
South : Tiruvannamalai district

Vellore is 140 km from Chennai and it is well connected with other cities by road & railways. The main railway station for Vellore is at Katpadi (5 km north of Vellore). This is a junction on the broad-gauge Chennai-Bangalore line.

Buses are available from Chennai (135 km), Bengaluru (220km) Vellore has an idle Airport. Other Nearest Airport is the Chennai International Airport (140 km) The Vellore town lies on the banks of the Palar river on the site of Vellore Fort. Today, with its cosmopolitan look, Vellore stands as one of the fastest growing cities in Tamilnadu.

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