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- Official Website: http://www.tn.gov.in/
- Established: 26 January 1950
- Capital: Chennai
- Largest City: Chennai
- Districts: 32
- Government Body: Governor-Surjit Singh Barnala, Chief Minister-J. Jayalalithaa
- Legislature: Unicameral (234 seats)
- Parliamentary Constituency: 39
- High Court: NA
- Area Total: 130,058 km2 (50,215.7 sq mi)
- Area Rank: 11th
- Population 2011: 72,138,958
- Population Density: 554.7/km2 (1,436.6/sq mi)
- Time Zone: IST (UTC+05:30)
- UN/LOCODE: NA
- ISO 3166 code: IN-CTN
- Vehicle Registration: NA
- HDI: 0.666 (medium)
- HDI Rank: 10th (2006)
- Literacy: 80.3% (11th)
- Official Languages: Tamil
Tamil Nadu is a state located on the southern most part of the country having second largest state economy in India that is of $76 billion. The capital of the state is Chennai, earlier it was called Madras. Tamil Nadu is the sixth most populous state and eleventh largest state in terms of area, the total area of this state is 1, 30,058sq km, this state is also ranked as the 3rd most developed state among all the 29 states of India. It borders 3 south Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and Union Territory of Puducherry; it also shares coastal borders with Sri Lanka.
Tamil Nadu tops amongst all the 29 states in terms of literacy. It is the state with maximum literate people; it has 100 per cent Gross Economic Ratio (GER) in terms of primary and secondary education. Tamil Nadu now has over 69 % reservation in educational institutions for socially backward section of the society this value is the highest among all Indian states.
There are a total of 37 universities, 552 engineering colleges, 449 Polytechnic Colleges and 566 arts and science colleges, 34335 elementary schools, 5167 high schools, 5054 higher secondary schools and 5000 hospitals in the state. Some of the renowned educational institutes present in Tamil Nadu are Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIM Tiruchirappalli), National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras Medical College and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
This state is renowned for its rich tradition of literature, music and dance which forms a vital part of its culture. All the elements of its culture continue to flourish today as well. Tamil Nadu-the land of Tamils is most known for its monumental ancient Hindu temples and classical form of dance Bharata Natyam, Unique cultural features like Tanjore painting, Bharatanatyam (dance), and Tamil architecture were developed and continue to be practiced in Tamil Nadu.
Pongal is the most famous tamilian festival, it is a four-day harvest festival- one of the most widely celebrated festivals throughout Tamil Nadu. First day Pongal is called Bhogi Pongal second day as Surya Pongal, third day as Mattu Pongal and the fourth day is called Kannum Pongal. Tamil cuisine is typical of south Indian cuisine, in that rice and rice-derived dishes form the major portion of a die. There are regional sub-varieties namely Chettinadu, Kongunadu, Madurai, Tirunelveli varieties etc. Traditionally, food is served on a banana leaf instead of a plate and eaten with the right hand.
Rice is the staple food of Tamils and is typically eaten mixed with sambhar. Culture of Tamil nadu is an integral part its society that reflects their inhabitant’s lifestyle.