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Tamilnadu

Area    : 130058 sq.km
Capital : Chennai
Districts         : 32
Language : Tamil
Population : 72,147,030 (2011 census)
Literacy : 80.09 % (2011 census)
State Bird : Emerald Dove
State Animal : Nilgiri Tahr
State Flower : Kandhal
State Tree : Palmera Palm
Tamilnadu is the eighth largest state in India by area and the ninth largest by population. It was formerly  known as Mysore. On November 1,1973, the name Mysore was changed to Tamilnadu. Tamilnadu lies between 74o and 78o East longitudes and 11o and 18o North latitudes. It is situated on the western edge of the Deccan plateau and is surrounded by Maharashtra and Goa in the north, Andhra Pradesh in the east, and Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the south. On the west, it opens out on the Arabian Sea.The state has an equable climate particularly in those areas which are hilly or a high plateau. Climate is the chief attraction of the capital city, Bangalore.
  Chennai
  Coimbatore
  Madurai
  Thirunelveli
  Karur
  Nilgiris
 
 

Know more about Tamilnadu Customs, People and Rituals

 
 
Colourful Tamilnadu

Tamilnadu, adorned with several ancient temples and rich cultural heritage celebrate various colourful fairs and festivals. Every town, city and village in the state has their own calendar with fascinating fairs and festivals.

Festivals
Fairs
Festival Calendar
 

The traditionally and culturally rich state. The land that has a history spanning over thousands of years, is blessed with beautiful hill stations, beaches and temples .

About Tamil Nadu Tourist Information Centres
How to Reach Chennai
 
 

Tamilnadu has shared the general musical culture of peninsular India from the earliest times. South Indian music is generally known as 'Karnatic music' because of its common features.More..

 
Dance

Kolattam, derived from Kol and Attam is the name of a charming Tamil dance

 
 
Music
The music and dance of Tamil Nadu had their beginnings in the temples.
 
 
Dance Drama

Kuravanji is a type of dance-drama distinctive to the Tamils.

Tamil Nadu is situated on the south eastern side of the Indian peninsula. It is bounded on the east by Bay of Bengal, in the south by the Indian ocean, in the west by the states of Kerala and Karnataka and in the North by the Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Tamilnadu History
Economy
Land
Government Directory
District Map

 

Major food crops are rice, jowar, ragi, bajra, maize, and pulses. Cotton, sugarcane, coconut, as well as a number of horticultural products

Tamil Nadu, true home of Indian vegetarianism, is the land of the delicious Pongal, Idli, Dosa, Sambar and Rasam..

   
 
Last Updated on : 31 March 2015