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About Wellington

About WellingtonWellington is a small town situated in The Nilgiris district in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Located just 17.2 km from the illustrious hill station of Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam or Ootacamundand (approximately 40 minutes via NH 67), 70.1 km from Coimbatore (1 hour 58 minutes via NH 67) and 542.8 km from the southern metropolis of Chennai (9 hours 21 minutes via NH 45), Wellington is a scenic destination.

Wellington town is linked by road to the Manchester of South India, Coimbatore through Mettupalayam, and to Bengaluru through Udhagamandalam, Mysuru and Bandipur in the neighboring state of Karnataka. The rail transportation from Wellington town is operated in the form of a hill train from Mettupalayam to Wellington and a broad gauge train from Kovai to Mettupalayam.

Geography of Wellington

The beautiful town of Wellington is situated adjacent to the hill station of Coonoor, which is notable for its production of the famous Nilgiri tea. Wellington is situated at 11.37°N 76.8°E. Located at an altitude of 6,086 ft (1,855 m) above mean sea level, Wellington is renowned for its mild and salubrious climatic conditions throughout the year.

Geography of WellingtonThe mean annual temperature of Wellington town alters from 3° C to 30° C. The Nilgiris district primarily receives rainfall from the southwestern monsoon during the period of June to mid August and the northeastern monsoon during the period of October to November. The mean annual rainfall is about 300 cm. The climatic conditions of Wellington town may not be appropriate for people who are suffering from asthma.

Demographic Information of Wellington

  • Population of Wellington (2011 Census): 19,462
  • Number of House Holds in Wellington: 4,949
  • Male Population of Wellington (2011 Census): 10,867
  • Female Population of Wellington (2011 Census): 8,595
  • Population of Children (age of 0-6): 1,939 (988 are males and 951 are females)
  • Sex Ratio of Wellington: 791 females per 1000 males
  • Literacy rate of Wellington: 94.31 % (higher than state average of 80.09 %)
  • Male Literacy Rate in Wellington: 97.47 % (9,629 of males)
  • Female Literacy Rate in Wellington: 90.23 % (6,897)
Scheduled Castes and Tribes in Wellington:
  • Total Scheduled Caste: 4,125 (21.20 % of total population in Wellington)
  • Total Scheduled Tribe: 72 (0.37 % of total population in Wellington)

Administration of Wellington

Railway Station in Wellington

Wellington is one among the Cantonment Boards city of India. The town is the Regimental Centre for the Madras Regiment of the Indian Army. Furthermore, Wellington is the abode of The Defense Services Staff College (DSSC), a tri-service training institution that gives education to field grade officers (FOs) of the three wings of the Indian military, friendly foreign nations and assorted Indian Civil Service departments.

  • Year of Establishment: 1853
  • Classification: Class-II
  • Total Area: 1647.65 acres

Cantonment Board in Wellington is a civic administrative unit that officiates under the control of Ministry of Defense, Government of India. The Cantonment Board of Wellington is comprised of elected members, ex-officio and proposed members as per the Cantonments Act, 2006.

Wellington Hospital

The Cantonment Board of Wellington takes care of required responsibilities like of provision of public health, revenue, water supply system, engineering, solid waste management, primary education, sewage, birth/death registration, health care and street lighting and so on. Though the resources are owned by the government of India, The Cantonment Board of Wellington cannot impose any revenue enhancement. It is important to note that the Government of India offers the financial aid.

Wellington is divided into 7 administrative wards for which elections are conducted every 5 years.

Wellington Civic Administration - Contact Details

Chief Executive Officer of Cantonment Board, Wellington
Cantonment Board, Ministry Of Defence,Wellington, The Nilgiris - 643232
Phone Number:  +91-423-2230213, +91-9442582324
Fax: 0423 - 2234431
Email: ceowellington@gmail.com

Health Officer
Commandant, Military Hospital, Wellington
Phone Number: +91-423-2282634

Health Superintendent
Phone Number: +91-9488775216

Cantonment Engineer
Phone Number: +91-9443475395

Revenue Inspector

Wellington Ambulance Number: +91-9195421242 (24 hrs Service)

Wellington Cantonment Hospital

Total Number of Beds: 30
Facilities: ECG, ICU, Labour room, Ultra sound scan, X-ray machine, Ambulance

Hospital Timings:
OPD: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sundays and National Holidays: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Emergency Services: 24 hrs

Medical Officers:

Dr.Muralidharan, RMO,
Cantonment Board, Wellington
Phone Number: +91-9443475946

Dr.Mrs.Radha, CAS,
Cantonment Board, Wellington
Phone Number: +91-9488092870

Wellington - Quick Facts

Elevation: 6,086 ft (1,855 m) above mean sea level
Coordinates: 11.37°N 76.8°E
District: The Nilgiris
State: Tamil Nadu

  • Wellington is a zero garbage zone
  • The Nilgiri Mountain Railway Train (Toy Train) passes through Wellington railway station
Transport Information:

Nearest Airports:
Coimbatore International Airport (IATA: CJB, ICAO: VOCB) - 80.8 km
Calicut International Airport (IATA: CCJ, ICAO: VOCL) - 158 km

Nearest Railway Stations:
Wellington Railway Station (Station Code: WEL)
Coimbatore Junction Railway station (Station Code: CBE): 72.4 km

Nearest Bus Stand: Coonoor Bus Stand

Also Read:
Nilgiri Mountain Railway Train

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