Tamil Nadu at a glance

Tamil Nadu is a state in southern India, known for its rich culture and history. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. The state is known for its ancient temples, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai and the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur. Tamil Nadu is also known for its classical dance form Bharatanatyam. The state is an agricultural and industrial hub, with a large number of small and medium-sized industries, including textiles, engineering goods, automobiles, and leather products.

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Tamil Nadu at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Chennai
Established 26th January 1950
Largest City Chennai
Latitude 11.1271° N
Longitude 78.6569° E
Area Total 1,30,058 sq.km
Districts 38
Revenue Divisions 87
Blocks 385
No. of Municipal Corporations 15
Total Towns 157
Total Villages 17,680
Total Population (Census 2011) 7,21,47,030
Male (Census 2011) 3,61,37,975
Female (Census 2011) 3,60,09,055
Density (Census 2011) 555 per sq. km
Literacy Rate -Total (Census 2011) 80.09%
Literacy Rate -Male (Census 2011) 86.77%
Literacy Rate -Female (Census 2011) 73.44%
Highest peak Doddabetta (8,652 ft)
Official Language Tamil
State Mammal Nilgiri tahr 
State Bird Emerald dove 
State Flower Glorosa lily
State Tree Palm tree
State Fruit Jackfruit     
Airport Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Tuticorin, Salem, Puducherry
Lok Sabha Constituency 39
Rajya Sabha Seat 18
Assembly Constituency 234