Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state by area and the sixth largest state by population. It lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent. Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. The union territory of Puducherry and the southern Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh border it. Its seashore shares with the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait in the southeast, and the Indian Ocean in the south. It shares a maritime border with the country of Sri Lanka.
Following the independence of India, the Madras presidency became Madras state. These included the present-day Tamilnadu, Coastal Andhra, Rayalaseema, the Malabar region of North Kerala, and Bellary, South Canara and Udupi districts of Karnataka. After the formation of Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Mysore State, it subsequently split up linguistic basis. Madras State was renamed Tamil Nadu on January 14, 1969.
Major Cities in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Salem, Tiruppur, Erode and Tirunelveli
Name of District of Tamil Nadu
It has 32 districts.
Places to visit
Tamilnadu has plenty of places to visit as a traveler due to its rich and ancient culture and history. In addition, its ecological and landscaping diversities are attracting so many people.
Some important places are
Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur is a UNESCO world heritage site, Kanyakumari, Mahabalipuram, Palani, Madurai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Rameshwaram and many more.
Institutions in Tamil Nadu.
The state has
552 Engineering Colleges
449 Polytechnic Colleges
566 arts and science colleges,
34335 Elementary Schools,
5167 high schools,
5054 higher secondary schools
Some of the notable educational institutes
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Madras Institute of Technology,
College of Engineering, Guindy,
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli,
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli,
Indian Maritime University, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University,
Madras Medical College,
Madras Veterinary College.
Stanley Medical College, Chennai.
Ethiraj College for Women.
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
Tamilnadu is well connected with rail and roads.
It has four international airports namely
Chennai International Airport, Coimbatore International Airport, Tiruchirapalli International Airport, and Madurai International Airport. In addition, two domestic airports, one in Salem and the other is in Tuticorin.
Three major seaports are located at Chennai, Ennore, and Tuticorin, as well as seven other minor ports including Cuddalore and Nagapattinam.
The dry sub-humid to semi-arid climate state is mostly dependent on monsoon rains. Tamil Nadu has two distinct periods of rainfall, like its neighbor Kerala. Southwest monsoon from June to September, and Northeast monsoon from October to December.