Wellington, Tamil Nadu

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.

Mettupalayam-Ooty Mountain Train Hauled By Diesel Locomotive approaching Wellington Station
Location in Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates: 11.37°N 76.8°E / 11.37; 76.8
Country India
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictThe Nilgiris
1,855 m (6,086 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)


Wellington is located at 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.

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