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INTRODUCTION TO TAMIL NADU

The State was named as TAMIL NADU in the year 1969. Till then , the LANDSCAPE now called as Tamil Nadu remained as a part of the Tamil speaking South Indian Territory from the BCE timeline into the CE era, under many dynasties and rulers, concluding with the British along with French, Dutch and Portugese too. Indian independence took place in 1947. The History of Tamil Nadu has a Glorious past , geographically a massive and exotic lush green landscapes and mountains; glittering seas, rivers , lakes and waterfalls; Rich and Radiant cultural Heritage, Popular Temples, Mosques and Churches; Magnificent Monuments, Marvelous Art , Fine Arts & Architecture and Lavish spread of exclusive regional culinary spreads: all these speaks volumes about Tamil Nadu, its People, Places , Rulers, Life Style and Culture. Madhurai Meenakshi Temple This area is believed to have been a part of the Pre- historic period as early as 1.5 million years ago and continued till around 3000 BC. Neolithic period is believed to have started around 2500 BC . Then came the period from the end period of BCE, through to the CE era patronized by the Early rulers, Sangam Era, Medieval empires, then the Foreign rulers; finally the Indian Independence and the modern Tamil Nadu .


Tourism of Tamil Nadu

Area [ STATE ] 1,30,058 sq.km
Population  72,147,030 [2011 Census]
Statehood conferred On January 26, 1950 as MADRAS STATE . Re-organized in 1956
Re – named As TAMIL NADU in 1969.
Government,  Assembly and Secretariat Fort St. George - Chennai
Population Density 550 per km2
Capital   Chennai
Population of Chennai 4,646,732
Population Density 26,555 per km2
Urban Population 44% of the total Population
Expatriate Population  82,790
Literacy Rate  Over 80%
Districts 32 Districts –Collector is the District Administrative Head
Road Transport Corporation  Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation [TNSTC] was established in 1975 to provide transport facility throughout the State. Districts and Urban areas operate separate Local Transport System. These apart, OMNI bus services are available through out the State.
Airports Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Thanjavur, Salem and Tuticorin.
Flora and Fauna Over 2000 species of Animals and over 5600 species of Angiosperms native to Tamil Nadu, occupying the Jungle reserves and related areas.
Railway Southern Railway Head quartered at Chennai – Connecting the length and breadth of the Indian Subcontinent.
Tourism Active and prevalent in all the districts , spear headed by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department and the Corporation named as TTDC – A Tamil Nadu Government’s direct initiative.

   
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