3rd State of Union of India, estb. 1st November 1956
Tamil Nadu is known as the Land of Temples and is renowned for its magnificent classical arts, music, literature. There are also gorgeous sandy beaches to relax on, sparkling silver waterfalls and serene hill stations where you can escape from the heat of summer. It was chalked out on the basis of States Reorganisation Act, 1956 on 1st November 1956.
Capital: Chennai Area: 50,200 km2
Total No of Districts: 38 with Largest District is Viluppuram and Smallest Chennai
Borders with: Tamil Nadu is a coastal state with coastline of 1076kms, border with the states of Andhra Pradesh to the north, Karnataka to the northwest, and Kerala to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east and south.
First Chief Minister: C. N. Annadurai Total No of MLAs: 234
Highest Point: Doddabetta (2,623m)