Thanjavur


Thanjavur
/tun'jeuh voor"/, n.
a city in E Tamil Nadu, in SE India. 140,470. Formerly, Tanjore.

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India
 city, eastern Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India. It lies in the Kaveri (Cauvery) River (Kaveri River) delta, about 30 miles (50 km) east of Tiruchchirappalli. An early capital of the Chola empire from the 9th to the 11th century, it was important during the Vijayanagar, Maratha, and British periods. It is now a tourist centre; attractions are the Brihadishvara Chola temple, a Vijayanagar fort, and the palace of Sarfoji, a Maratha prince. The temple was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987 (expanded in 2004 by naming two other nearby Chola temples). Industries include cotton mills, traditional hand-loom weaving, and the manufacture of vinas (South Indian stringed instruments). The city is the seat of Tamil University (1981) and has several other colleges.

      The surrounding region occupies part of the flat, fertile Kaveri delta (Kaveri River), one of the most important rice-growing areas in India, terminating in the southeast at Point Calimere at the confluence of Palk Strait and the Bay of Bengal. The delta is traversed by innumerable channels of the Kaveri, linked by irrigation canals, some of them used for at least 10 centuries. In addition to rice, sugarcane and peanuts (groundnuts) are also grown; grain processing is a significant industry. Pop. (2001) city, 215,314.

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