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
StateTamil Nadu
RegionChola Nadu
DistrictThanjavur
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyThanjavur Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total36.33 km2 (14.03 sq mi)
Area rank11
Elevation
88 m (289 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total222,943
 • Density6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Tanjorians
Languages
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
613 xxx
Telephone code04362
Vehicle registrationTN 49, TN68
Websitewww.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.