Location & Area
Theni is one of the south-western districts of TamilNadu state. It is bounded on the north by Dindigul district, on the east by Madurai district, on the south by portions of Virudunagar district and Idukki
district of Kerala state, and on the west by Idukki (Kerala). The district administrative headquarters of this district is location at Theni Allingaram town. It has an area of 2889 Sq.Km. and a population of 10,49,300.
Geography & Physical Features
The district can be divided into two natural divisions. Hilly areas constituted by parts of all the three taluks viz. Periyakulam, Uttamapalaiyam and Andipatti with thick vegetation and perennial stream from the hills on the western side, and another one is Cumbum valley which lies in Uttamapalayam taluks. The district lies at the foot for western ghat and is diversified by several ranges and hills. A range of hills which runs parallel to western ghats from north to south separate the district from neighbouring state Kerala.