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Facts About Tamil Nadu

Government of Tamil Nadu:

  • Governor – Banwari Lal Purohit
  • Chief Minister – Edappadi K. Palaniswami
  • High Court– Madras High Court

State Symbols :

  • Dance – Bharathanatiyam
  • Animal – Niligiri Tahr
  • Bird – Emerald Dove
  • Tree – Palm Tree
  • Flower – Gloriosa Lily
  • Sport – Kabbadi

Wildlife sanctuaries:

  • Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Indira GandhiWildlife Sanctuary
  • Kalakaadu Mudanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary
  • MudumalaiWildlife Sanctuary
  • KanyakumariWildlife Sanctuary
  • SathyamangalamWildlife Sanctuary

National Parks:

  • Indira Gandhi National Park
  • Mudumalai National Park
  • Mukurthi National Park
  • Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
  • Guindy National Park
  • Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary

Biosphere Reserves:

  • The Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
  • NilgiriBiosphere Reserve
  • AgasthiyamalaiBiosphere 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:

  • Aliyar Dam – Aliyar River
  • Amaravathi Dam– Amaravati River
  • Bhavanisagar Dam – Bhavani River
  • Grand Anicut Dam (Kallanai) – Cauvery River
  • Mettur Dam –Cauvery River
  • Sathanur Dam – Pennaiyaru River
  • Pechiparai Dam – Kodayar River
  • Mukkadal Dam – Vambaru River
  • Vaigai Dam – Vaigai River

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 Riverin the temple cityof 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.

Famous Dances:

  • Bharat Natyan is the popular traditional dance of the state.
  • Kolattam, Karagam, and Mayilattam are famous folk dances.

Famous Personalities in 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 madesignificant 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 theBharat 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:

  • Madras Atomic Power Station, Kalpakkam.
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Kudankulam

Thermal Power Stations:

  • Neyveli Thermal Power Station, Cuddalore.
  • Mettur Thermal Power Station, Salem.
  • Ennore Thermal Power Station, Chennai.

Other Facts

  • 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.

Facts About Tamil Nadu

   The above Facts About Tamil Nadu is very useful for various Competitive exams like TNPSC, TRB, SSC, UPSC, Banking, Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, 3235 VAO, Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV, Motor Vehicle Inspector, Jailor, Librarian and all central government exams.