Wellington, Tamil Nadu


Mettupalayam-Ooty Mountain Train Hauled By Diesel Locomotive approaching Wellington Station

Location in Tamil Nadu, India

Coordinates: 11°22′N 76°48′E / 11.37°N 76.8°E / 11.37; 76.8Coordinates: 11°22′N 76°48′E / 11.37°N 76.8°E / 11.37; 76.8
Country  India
State Tamil Nadu
District The Nilgiris
Elevation 1,855 m (6,086 ft)
Population (2001)
  Total 20,220
  Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Wellington is a town in The Nilgiris District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Wellington is home to The Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), a premier tri-service training establishment that imparts training to middle level officers of the three wings of the Indian Armed Forces, friendly foreign countries and various Indian Civil Service departments. The Nilgiri Passenger train passes through Wellington, which has a railway station. The college has a colourful past and traces its lineage to 1905 when it was set up at Devlali. Sometime after the partition of the Indian Subcontinent, the college shifted to Wellington in The Nilgiri Hills. This town is located near the city of Coonoor.


Wellington is located at 11°22′N 76°48′E / 11.37°N 76.8°E / 11.37; 76.8.[1] It has an average elevation of 1855 metres (6085 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Wellington had a population of 20,220. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Wellington has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 87%, and female literacy is 76%. In Wellington, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also


  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Wellington
  2. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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