Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu
தமிழ்நாடு
State of India

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A map showing us where the location of Tamil Nadu is in the Republic of India
Map of Tamilia
Coordinates: 20°N 77°E / 20°N 77°E / 20; 77Coordinates: 20°N 77°E / 20°N 77°E / 20; 77
Country  India
Region South India
Government
 • Legislature Unicameral (295* seats)
Area
 • Total 129,966 km2 (50,180 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 72,138,999
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Official languages Tamil · English

^*  294 elected, 1 nominated

Tamil Nadu is one of the states in the south of India. The capital of this state is Chennai. Tamil is the language spoken in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Salem,Madurai, Tirunelveli, and Thoothukudi are other large cities of Tamil Nadu. It is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Indian Ocean on the south. And also the Arabian Sea in the west for a smaller area. Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are its neighbouring states. The Tamilians are very proud of their language and heritage.

The eastern and western tips of the state are defined by the Point Calimere and Mudumalai wildlife sanctuaries while the southernmost tip is Kanniya Kumari, also called Cape Comorin, the Indian peninsula's southernmost point. With an area of 130,058 km2 and over 62 million people, Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest state in India. The major river is Kaveri which meets the needs of agriculture and drinking water to a large extent. The other important rivers are south Pennar, Palar, Vaigai, Tamira bharani, Manimuthar, Noyyal and Bhavani.

Districts of Tamil Nadu[change | edit source]

Chennai, Coimbatore, Salem, Sivaganga, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Dharmapuri, Nilgiris, Dindigul, Theni, Erode, Ariyalur, Pudukkottai, Tiruppur, Thoothukudi, Kanchipuram, Tiruchirappalli, Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli, Karur, Tiruvallur, Krishnagiri, Tiruvannamalai, Madurai, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Vellore, Namakkal, Viluppuram, Perambalur, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram.

Area and Population[change | edit source]

Area 50,180 mi² or 129,966 (km²), it is bigger than North Korea but smaller than Greece

Population 62405679

By Sex

Male 31400909

Female 31004770

By Area

Rural 34921681

Urban 27483998

Density (per km2) 480

Literates 40524545

Provincial symbols of TAMIL-NADU[change | edit source]