State of India
From top, left to right:
Brihadisvara Temple, Shore Temple, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Nilgiri Mountains from Doddabetta Peak, Hogenakkal Falls and Vivekananda Rock Memorial
(Truth alone triumphs)
|Anthem: "Tamil Thai Valthu"|
(Invocation to Mother Tamil)
Location of Tamil Nadu in India
|Formation||1 November 1956|
(Tamil Nadu Day)
|• Body||Government of Tamil Nadu|
|• Governor||Banwarilal Purohit|
|• Chief Minister||Edappadi K. Palaniswami (AIADMK)|
|• Deputy Chief Minister||O. Panneerselvam (AIADMK)|
|• Legislature||Unicameral (234)|
|• Parliamentary Constituency||Lok Sabha (39) |
Rajya Sabha (18)
|• Total||130,058 km2 (50,216 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|• Total||₹18.54 lakh crore (US$260 billion)|
|• Per capita||₹214,236 (US$3,000)|
|• Additional official||English|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-TN|
|HDI (2018)|| 0.708|
high · 11th
|Sex ratio (2019)||996 ♀/1000 ♂|
|^# Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem, while "Invocation to Mother Tamil" is the state song/anthem.|
^† Established in 1773; Madras State was formed in 1950 and renamed as Tamil Nadu on 14 January 1969
Tamil Nadu (Tamil: [ˈt̪amiɻ ˈn̪aːɽɯ] (listen)), is one of the 28 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai. Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. It is bounded by the Eastern Ghats on the north, by the Nilgiri Mountains, the Meghamalai Hills, and Kerala on the west, by the Bay of Bengal in the east, by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait on the southeast, and by the Indian Ocean on the south. The state shares a maritime border with the nation of Sri Lanka.
The region was ruled by several empires, including the three great empires – Chera, Chola and Pandyan empires, which shape the region's cuisine, culture, and architecture. After the fall of Kingdom of Mysore, the British Colonial rule during the modern period led to the emergence of Chennai, then known as Madras, as a world-class city. Modern-day Tamil Nadu was formed in 1956 after the reorganisation of states on linguistic lines. The state is home to a number of historic buildings, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, hill stations and three World Heritage sites.
Tamil Nadu is the tenth largest Indian state by area and the sixth largest by population. The economy of Tamil Nadu is the second-largest state economy in India with ₹18.54 lakh crore (US$260 billion) in gross domestic product with a per capita GDP of ₹214,000 (US$3,000). Tamil Nadu has the 11th highest ranking among Indian states in human development index. It was ranked as one of the top seven developed states in India based on a "Multidimensional Development Index" in a 2013 report published by the Reserve Bank of India. Its official language is Tamil, which is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world.
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