It is regarded as the cradle of Dravidian culture with its cultural paraphernalia speckled all across the state in the form of magnificent temples, gateways, intricate carvings, and the society seeped in tradition.
Tamil Nadu is the most urbanized state in India. The key industries of the state are heavy engineering and manufacturing-based companies and textiles.
Tamil Nadu covers total land area of 130,058 km2 and is divided into 32 districts which are: Ariyalur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Dindigul, Erode, Kancheepuram, Kanyakumari, Karur, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagapattinam, Namakkal, Perambalur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Salem, Sivaganga, Thanjavur, The Nilgiris, Theni, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruvarur, Thirunelveli, Tiruppur, Trichirappalli, uticorin, Vellore, Villupuram and Virudhunagar.
Tamil Nadu State Information
|Date of formation||August 15,1947|
|Chief Minister||J. Jayalalithaa|
|Tourist attractions||Marina Beach, Mahabalipuram Beach, Ooty|
|Festivals||Pongal, Vaikasi, Visakam, Avani Moolam,|
|Major dance and music forms||Bharatnatyam, Paravi Attam, Neyyandi Melam|
|Arts and crafts||Tanjore style of painting; Kanchipuram silk; Toda women embroider geometrical patterns on shawl, called poothkuli|
|Size||1,30,058 sq. km|
|Rivers||Kaveri, Palar, Pniyar, Bhavani|
|Forests and wildlife sanctuaries.||Mudumalai NP, Mukurthi NP, Annamalai NP|
|State animal||Nilgiri tahr|
|State bird||Emerald dove|
|State flower||Glory lily or Kandhal|
|State tree||Palmera palm|
|Major crops||Paddy, jowar, ragi, tea|
|Factoids||Mamallapuram is a group of rock cut monuments and temples carved between 7th and 8th centuries AD in Mahabalipuram.|
|The magnificent Meenakshi temple at Madurai was built by the Pandyas.|
Last Updated on : 15 February 2013