Place:Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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NameVellore
TypeDistrict
Located inTamil Nadu, India
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Arakkonam
Arcot
Sholinghur
Vellore
Walajapet


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Vellore district is one of the 32 districts in the Tamil Nadu state of India. Vellore City is the headquarters of this district. It is 43.13% urbanised.

As of 2011 it was the third most populous district of Tamil Nadu (out of 32), after Chennai and Kanchipuram.[1]

History

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Vellore had been under the control of Cholas of Uraiyur, Pallavas, Rashtrakutas of Malkhed, Sambuvarayar,who lived in the territory of Melakadambur which denoted in Ponniyin selvan the rulers of Vijayanagaram, Marathas, the Nawabs of the Carnatic and the British. The Vellore fort, which was probably built during the rule of Chinna Bommi Nayak (1526 to 1595 A.D.), was considered to be a strong fort during the Carnatic war in the 17th Century. The district finds an important place in the Indian freedom struggle. The Sepoy Mutiny of 1806 that took place inside the Vellore fort was seen as a prelude to the Revolt of 1857.

After the Indian independence in 1947, Vellore became a part of the erstwhile Madras state. The modern Vellore District was formerly part of North Arcot District, which was established by the British in the 19th century. On 30 September 1989 the district was split into Tiruvannamalai-Sambuvarayar (present-day Tiruvannamalai) and North Arcot Ambedkar districts. North Arcot Ambedkar District was later renamed Vellore District in 1996.

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