Municipality was constituted as a Third grade Municipality
in the year 1964 as per G.O.Ms.No. 361 RD&LA Department,
Date: 11.02.1964. with Kovilpatti Village part and Illupaiurani
Village part. The Municipality is upgraded as Selection
Municipality as per G.O.Ms.No. 85 MAWS Dept Date: 22.05.1998.
It is one of the largest match industries of all towns
in Chennai as well as in India and Kovilpatti is in Thoothukudi
District with a population 87450 ( As per 2001 census)
spread over an area of 6.59 Sq.km.