Since its origin to the present period. Any city grows like a living organisms. Madurai is no exception, the city which started with an area of about 2.59 sq.kms in 1874 A.D has grown to a million, city occupied an area 52.sq.km by 1985 to 142 sq.km by 2011. The city which originated as the capital of the pandyan kings in the Historical period has continuously maintained its growth as a capital city till the Nayaks period and also maintained its urban status. In course of its historical growth many monuments have come into existence, which has accelerated the spatial structure and growth of the city.
Keywords: Historical, urbanization, perspective, nomenclature, settlement
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