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Tamil Nadu is a state in southern India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. The state is the home of the Tamil people, whose Tamil language—one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world—is widely spoken in the state and serves as its official language. Here are some other cool facts about the state of India,
Tamil Nadu has 72,147,030 people.
Tamil and English is the official language of the state and majority of the people speak the language. It is one of the classical languages of India.
There are other languages spoken, such as Kannada Telugu, Urdu and Malyalam
Tamil Nadu is one of the most literate states in India
Tamil Nadu GEOGRAPHY
- Tamil Nadu covers an area of 130,058 km2 (50,216 sq mi), and is the tenth-largest state in India. Tamil Nadu has the country's third-longest coastline at about 906.9 km
- Pamban Island and a group of smaller limestone shoals make up the northern portion of Ram Setu, which was formerly a natural bridge linking India with Sri Lanka.
- The western, southern, and the north-western parts are hilly and rich in vegetation. The Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats meet at the Nilgiris Hills.
- Tamil Nadu has historically been an agricultural state and is a leading producer of agricultural products in India. In 2008, Tamil Nadu was India's fifth biggest producer of rice. The Cauvery delta region is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu
- There are about 2,000 species of wildlife that are native to Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu CLIMATE
Tamil Nadu is mostly dependent on monsoon rains and thereby is prone to droughts when the monsoons fail. The climate of the state ranges from dry sub-humid to semi-arid. The state has two distinct periods of rainfall
- South west monsoon from June to September, with strong southwest winds
- North east monsoon from October to December, with dominant northeast winds
Tamil Nadu Economy
Tamil Nadu is the most urbanised state in India (49 per cent), accounting for 9.6 per cent of the urban population while only comprising 6 per cent of India's total population
Tamil Nadu Food
Idlis, dosas, and sambar are quite common throughout the state. Coffee and tea are the staple drinks
Cultural Tamil Nadu
Tamil nadu is known for its rich tradition of literature, art, music and dance which continue to flourish today. Tamil nadu is a land most known for its monumental ancient hindu temples and classical form of dance bharata natyam
Hinduism in Tamil Nadu finds its earliest literary mention in the Sangam literature dated to the 5th century BCE. Hinduism is the main religion followed by majority of the people. Other religions include Christianity and Islam
Tamil Nadu Development
Tamil Nadu has seen major investments in the automobile industry over many decades manufacturing cars, railway coaches, battle-tanks, tractors, motorcycles, automobile spare parts and accessories, tyres and heavy vehicles. Chennai is known as the Detroit of India.
Tamil Nadu has a transportation system that connects all parts of the state, via highway roads, railway lines, airports, and seaports.
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