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Vellore

Administration
Native ameVellore (வேலூர்)
NicknameFort City
TypeCity
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictVellore
Government
MayorP. Karthikeyan,
Geography
Total Area33.9 sq mi (87.915 km2)
Altitude216 m
Demography
Total Population423,425 (2001)
Density (pop.)701/km2 (1815.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode632 XXX
Telephone91- 416|, 91-4172 postal_code=632 XXX
VehicleTN 23, TN 73 website=vellorecorp.tn.gov.in/

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Vellore ( -taveːluːrpronVellore.oggis a City of the Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In the August of 2008, it was made a municipal corporation.

It is considered one of the oldest cities in South India and lies on the banks of the Palar river on the site of Vellore Fort. The city lies between Chennai (145 km) and Bangalore (215 km) and the Temple towns of Thiruvannamalai and Tirupati. The city has many colleges, ancient temples and one of the best hospitals in India (Christian Medical College & Hospital). Vellore is a major transit point for travellers, a hub for medical tourism and is emerging as a tourist hot spot.


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