Thanjavur

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Thanjavur
Tanjore
City
A montage image showing temple complex with temple tower in the centre, Maratha palace, paddy field, Rajarajachola Mandapam and Tamil University
View of the Brihadeeswarar Temple, Maratha palace, paddy field, Rajarajan Manimandapam (Bell Tower) and Tamil University, Sivangangai Park
Nickname(s): Thanjai
Thanjavur is located in Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur
Thanjavur
Coordinates: 10°47′00″N 79°8′10″E / 10.78333°N 79.13611°E / 10.78333; 79.13611Coordinates: 10°47′00″N 79°8′10″E / 10.78333°N 79.13611°E / 10.78333; 79.13611
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
Region Chola Nadu
District Thanjavur
Government
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Body Thanjavur Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total 36.33 km2 (14.03 sq mi)
Area rank 11
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 222,943
 • Density 6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tanjorians
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 613 xxx
Telephone code 04362
Vehicle registration TN 49, TN68
Website www.municipalcorporation.tn.gov.in/thanjavur

Thanjavur is a town in Tamil Nadu, India. It was the capital of earlier Chola Kingdom. It is called the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. Cauvery river flows through Thanjavur.