Thanjavur is formerly known as Tanjore. It is a city with the headquarters of the Thanjavur District in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Scholars believe the name Thanjavur is derived from Tanjan, a legendary demon in Hindu mythology. While the early history of Thanjavur remains unclear, the city first rose to prominence during the reign of Medieval Cholas when it served as the capital of the empire. After the fall of Cholas, the city was ruled by various dynasties like Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, Madurai Nayaks, Thanjavur Nayaks, Thanjavur Marathas and the British Empire. It has been a part of independent India since 1947.
Thanjavur is an important centre of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these is the Brihadeeswara Temple. It is located in the centre of the city. Thanjavur is also home to Tanjore painting. A painting style unique to the region. The city is an important agricultural centre located in the Cauvery Delta and is known as the \"Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu\". Thanjavur is administered by a municipal corporation covering an area of 36.33 km2 (14.03 sq mi) and had a population of 222,619 in 2011.
Roadways are the major means of transportation, while the city also has rail connectivity. The nearest airport is Tiruchirapalli International Airport located 56 km (35 mi) away from the city. The nearest seaport is Nagapattinam Port, which is 84 km (52 mi) away from Thanjavur.
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