Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is the eleventh largest state in India by area and the sixth most populous state in India. Its official language is Tamil, which holds a status of being a classical language and has been in use in inscriptions and literature for over 2500 years. State day is observed on 14th April. Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, classical arts, classical music, classical literature, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites which makes the tourism industry of Tamil Nadu is the second largest in India. The southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula Kanyakumari is located in Tamil Nadu which is the meeting point of the Arabian Sea, the Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean and also famous for its beautiful sunrise, Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar's statue built off the coastline . Marina Beach in Chennai is one of the longest beaches in the world. Tamil Nadu is the home to Dr M.S. Swaminathan, known as the "father of the Green Revolution" in India. Tamil Nadu produces 60% of safety matches and 77% of finished leather.

Education Status

According to the Census 2011, Tamil Nadu has a literacy rate of 80.33% (male literacy rate 86.81% and female literacy rate 73.86%).

Tamil Nadu has 37 universities, 455 engineering colleges, 449 Polytechnic Colleges and 566 arts and science colleges, 34335 elementary schools, 5167 high schools, 5054 higher secondary schools and 5000 hospitals. Some of the notable educational institutes present in Tamil Nadu are Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Technology, and Tamil Nadu National Law School, Tiruchirappalli. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University with its seven colleges and thirty two research stations spread over the entire state contributes to evolving new crop varieties and technologies and disseminating through various extension agencies.