Tamil Nadu at a glance


Tamil Nadu is located in the southern part of India. Here, Tamil Nadu at a glance provides important information and figures about Tamil Nadu. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.

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