Brief Introduction about Tamil Nadu
About Tamil Nadu – The State of Tamil Nadu lies in the southern most part of India. Its official and widely spoken language is Tamil. There are 32 districts present in Tamil Nadu. Chennai formerly known as Madras is the Capital City of Tamil Nadu. Also, Chennai is the largest city of the state. Motto of the State is ‘Truth alone Triumph’. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people. This state is the largest producer of banana , turmeric , tapioca and second largest producer of Mango , Coconut and ground nut.
Government of Tamil Nadu
Banwari Lal Purohit
Edappadi K. Palaniswami
High Court of Tamil Nadu
Madras High Court
Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalakaadu Mudanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary
Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary
Indira Gandhi National Park
Mudumalai National Park
Mukurthi National Park
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
Guindy National Park
Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary
Biosphere Reserves in Tamil Nadu
The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
Agasthiyamalai Biosphere Reserve
World Heritage Sites in Tamil Nadu
Brihdeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur
Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple at Jayakondam
Airavateswara Temple at Darasuram
Monuments of Mahabalipuram at Chennai
Rivers and Dams in Tamil Nadu
Grand Anicut Dam (Kallanai)
Famous Places in Tamil Nadu
Marina Beach, world’s second largest beach is located in Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu.
Meenakshi Amman Temple is a Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai. It was on the list of top 30 nominees for the “New Seven Wonders of the World”.
Kanyakumari beach has its own importance were Bay of Bengal, Arabian sea and Indian ocean meets.
Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Museum, Thanjavur Temple are other famous places.
Bharat Natyan is the popular traditional dance of the state.
Kolattam, Karagam, and Mayilattam are famous folk dances.
Famous Personalities of Tamil Nadu
Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India was born and raised in Tamil Nadu.
Sir C.V Raman was a known Indian Physicist, won Nobel prize in Physics.
The Great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan who made significant contributions to mathematical analysis, number theory, and continued fractions was born in Erode,Tamil Nadu.
M.S. Subbulakshmi was a famous carnatic vocalist belongs to Tamil Nadu. She was the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
Viswanathan Anand origin of Tamil Nadu, is an Indian chess Grandmaster and former World Chess Champion.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is an Indian structural biologist, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
MS Swaminathan, Father of Green Revolution in India, belonged to Tamil Nadu.
AR Rahman or the Mozart of Madras, the Academy Award Winner, is also from Tamil Nadu.
Nuclear Power Stations in Tamil Nadu
Madras Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Kudankulam
Thermal Power Stations in Tamil Nadu
Neyveli Thermal Power Station, Cuddalore.
Mettur Thermal Power Station, Salem.
Ennore Thermal Power Station, Chennai.
Other Facts about Tamil Nadu
Major Ports – Madras & Tuticorin
Tirukkural, which was written nearly two millennia ago portrays a universal outlook.
Tamil is the first Indian Language to attain Classical Language Status
Tamil Nadu is often referred to as ‘a land of temples’ and Tamils are proud of the religious traditions and follow them strictly.
The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
The M. A. Chidambaram Stadium or Chepauk Stadium is a cricket stadium in Chennai. The stadium was established in 1916 and it the oldest continuously used cricket stadium in the country.
1. Tamil Nadu state came into existence on ___________.
2. How many districts are present in Tamil Nadu?
3. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Seats from Tamil Nadu are _______ and _________ respectively.
4. The first Chief Minister and Governor of Tamil Nadu are
5. _______ refers to a hypothetical lost continent with an ancient Tamil civilization, located south of present-day India, in the Indian Ocean.