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History of Namakkal
Namakkal District was bifurcated from Salem District with Head Quarters as Namakkal with an Order issued by the Government on 25-07-1996.
Namakkal District started functioning as a separate district with effect from 01-01-1997. It has two Revenue Divisions, viz., Namakkal and Tiruchengode and four taluks viz., Namakkal, Raspuram, Tiruchengode and ParamathiVelur.
In Namakkal, Kottai (Fort) area is on the west and the Pettai (Business) area is on the east and at the centre is the rock Namagiri, which is the source for the town's name.
The fort covers an area of one and a half acres of flat surface and is accessible from the southwest by a flight of narrow steps. the naman (mark) is the white and red graphic symbol of Vishnu. The symbol is depicted with two white and one red vertical lines.
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