TamilNadu , Southern State of India
Information about Tamil Nadu
Name – Tamil Nadu
Capital of Tamil Nadu - Chennai
Governer of Tamil Nadu – Surjit Singh Barnala
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - M. Karunanidhi
Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu – M.K.Stalin
Population of Tamil Nadu – 6,24,05,679 (As per 2001 census)
Official language of Tamil Nadu – Tamil
Website of Tamil Nadu Government – www.tn.gov.in
Neighboring states of Tamil Nadu - Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry
India's GDP Contribution – Tamil Nadu is the 5th largest GDP contributor among the states.
Monsoon in Tamil Nadu – South West Monsoon (from June to September) and North east Monsoon (October to December)
Annual rainfall in Tamil Nadu – 945mm
Major Rivers in Tamil Nadu - Cauvery, Thamirabarani, Mullai Periyar, Palar
No of Assembly Constituency in Tamil Nadu – 234
No of Parliamentary Constituency in Tamil Nadu– 39
No of District in Tamil Nadu – 32
No of City Corporations in Tamil Nadu - 10
No of Municipalities in Tamil Nadu – 152
No of Town Panchayats in Tamil Nadu – 611
No of Village Panchayats in Tamil Nadu - 12618
Area of Tamil Nadu - 130, 058 Square Kilo Meters
Police Population ratio in Tamil Nadu – 1:668, higher than national Average 1:717
Director General of Police of Tamil Nadu – Latika Charan (in 2010)
Emblem of Tamil Nadu government – Srivilliputhur Temple Gopuram
Tamil Nadu is 11th largest state in India by area and 7th most populous state. Tamil Nadu is home for large number of grand Hindu Temples. All the temples have been built based on Dravidian Architecture.
Madras presidency was renamed as Tamil Nadu in 1968.
City Corporations in Tamil Nadu
10 City corporations are in Tamil Nadu. Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli, Erode, Tirupur, Vellore and Thoothukudi are the City corporations in Tamil Nadu.
Districts of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu has 32 districts
Ariyalur District , Chennai District, Coimbatore District, Cudalore District , Dharmapuri District, Dindigul District, Erode District, Kanchipuram District, Kanyakumari District, Karur District, Krishnagiri District, Madurai District, Nagapattinam District, Namakkal District, Nilgiris District, Perambalur District, Pudukkottai District, Ramanathapuram District, Salem District, Sivaganga district, Thanjavur District, Theni District, Thoothukudi District, Tiruchirappalli District, Tirunelveli District, Tirupur District, Tiruvallur District, Tiruvannamalai District, Tiruvarur District, Vellore District, Viluppuram District, Virudhunagar District
State Symbols of Tamil Nadu
Animal of Tamil Nadu – Nilgiri Tahr
Bird of Tamil Nadu – Emerald Dove
Dance of Tamil Nadu – Bharathanattiyam
Flower of Tamil Nadu – Gloriosa Lily
Song of Tamil Nadu – Neerarum Kadaludutha
Sport of Tamil Nadu – Kabadi
Tree of Tamil Nadu – Palm Tree
Major Political Parties in Tamil Nadu
1.Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (Ruling Party)
2.All India Anna Munnetra Kazhagam (Principle Opposition Party)
3.Indian National Congress
4.Bharathiya Janatha Party
5.Marumalachi Dravida Munnetrs Kazhagam
6.Desiya Murpokku Dravida kazhagam
7.Pattali Makkal katchi
8.Kongu Nadu Munnetra Kazhagam
Education in Tamil Nadu
State Literacy rate in 2001 is 73.41% which is above India's average literacy rate.
No of Universities in Tamil Nadu – 19
No of Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu – 349
No of Arts and Science College in Tamil Nadu – 1150
No of Schools in Tamil Nadu - 2550
University of Madras, IIT Madras, Anna University, National Institute of Technology Trichy, Vellore Institute of technology, Layola College, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madras Madical college are some of prominent institutes in Tamil Nadu.
Ethics in Tamil
Thirukkural, Silappathikaram, Mani Mekalai, Kundalakesi, Seevaga Sinthamani, Aganaanooru, Puranaanooru are few ethics in Tamil.
Famous Tamil Poets – Thiruvalluvar, Subramaniya Bharathy, Bharathidasan, Kannadhasan, Vairamuthu
Festival in Tamil Nadu – Pongal, Thaipusam, Aadi Perukku, Deepavali, Ayudha Pooja, Vinayaka Chathurthi
Economy of Tamil Nadu
1. As per 2001 census, Tamil Nadu is the highest urbanized state in India.
2. Tamil Nadu is one of the most Industrialized state in India next to Maharastra.
3. Service Industries contributes 45% of the state economy, 34% comes from Manufacturing Industries and 21% from Agriculture.
4. Tamil Nadu is the largest producer of Sugarcane, Bananas, Flowers, Tapioca, Mango, Rice, Coffee, Tea and Sapotta.
5. Tamil Nadu is home to large number of Textile, automotive spare parts and motor pump manufacturing units. Districts of Erode, Tirupur, Coimbatore and Karur are referred as 'Textile Valley of India'.
6. Coimbatore Nick named as "Manchester of South India".
7. Many heavy engineering and Automobile industries are located in around of Chennai. Chennai Nick named as 'Detroit of Asia'.
8. Electronic Manufacturing companies like Dell, Nokia, Motorola, Flextronics , Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Cisco having presence in Tamil Nadu.
9. Tamil Nadu is the second largest software exporter in India next to Karnataka
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