(Last Updated on : 25/06/2014)
is amongst the 28 states of India and is the 11th sate in the country and ranked 7th in terms of population. Tamil Nadu occupies the extreme south of the Indian peninsula and has a rich cultural heritage. Bharatnatyam
and Carnatic Music
have flourished here for centuries. The state is also famous for its handicrafts made of wood, stone and metal. This state is also the source of forest products like sandalwood, timber, fuel-wood and crops like, sugarcane, groundnut, potatoes and spices. Tamil Nadu state is divided into 32 districts.
One of the important districts is Chennai
District is located in the northeast of Tamil Nadu and is renowned as a tourist destination.
district is dotted with numerous temples and is also known for its arts and crafts. Salem district is rich in mineral deposits like magnesite, bauxite, limestone, soapstone, roughstone and granite.
district is the most beautiful district of Tamil Nadu with its dense forests, gushing streams and undulating peaks.
district is famous for its silk sarees and weaving and agriculture are the main occupations of the people living in the district.
district is a major industrial and commercial district of Tamil Nadu and houses many textile industries, dairy farms and engineering industries.
on the east coast of Tamil Nadu is an important tourist destination with ancient temples and historical monuments.
The leather industries are mostly located in the Vellore District
and contributes to more than 25% of the Indian leather exports.
district with its district headquarters in Ariyalur is considered as the land of fossils as many fossils were found in the district.
is located on the banks of the Noyyal River on the western part of Tamil Nadu.
has a rich deposit of minerals like apatite, copper ore, corundum, gold, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, nickel, quartz, vermiculite, black granite and grey granite. A major attraction of the district is Theerthamalai.
The main attraction of the Dindigul district
is the famous hill station Kodaikanal. The other tourist destinations are Begambur Big Mosque, Sirumalai Hill resort, Mariamman temple and Nadupatti Anjaneyar temple.
district has a number of Power-Loom Textile Industries. The other major industries of the district are screen printing and vanaspati manufacturing.
district is a tourist paradise with Kanyakumari beach, Kumari Amman Temple, Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Gandhi Mandapam, Kalakadu Wildlife Sanctuary and Olakkay Aruvi Waterfalls.
district has a rich cultural heritage and the main attractions of the district are the Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple at Thanthoni, Pasupatheswarar Temple Vennaimalai and Pasupatheswarar Temple at Karur and Venjamangudalur Temple at Venjamangudalur.
district is famous for its mulberry cultivation. The district has a favourable cultivation which favours the cultivation of crops like paddy, maize, ragi, banana, sugarcane, cotton, tamarind, coconut, mango and groundnut. A major hill range of the district is Melagiri.
district has a rich cultural heritage and the major tourist destinations in the district are Kodikkarai, Nagore, Sikkal, Thirukandiyur and Velankanni.
district is an industrial district of the state and some of the major industries are textile industry, transport industry, poultry units and sago and starch industry.
The semi arid climate of the Perambalur
district favours the cultivation of paddy, groundnut, sugarcane, millets and cashew.
is dotted with a number of temples. The important ones are Aintali Temple at Kodumbalur, Muskundeshwarar Temple, rock-cut cave temple at Kodumianmalai and Subramanya Temple at Viralimalai.
district is situated in the south eastern part of Tamil Nadu. The mainstay of the district is agriculture and the major crops grown here are paddy, corn, cottons, groundnut, gingelly and chillies.
district has a rich mineral deposit and the minerals found here are magnetite, bauxite, quartz, limestone, soapstone, rough stone and granite.
Karaikudi, a city of immense religious importance and rich cultural heritage is a major attraction of the Sivagangai district.
district is surrounded by vast stretches of fertile lands and tea gardens. It is a major tourist destination with its cascading waterfalls and countless pilgrim centers. Kumbakarai Falls, Suruli Falls and Sri Kamatchi Amman Temple are the major tourist destination.
has rich deposits of granites and magnesite deposits.
The economy of Tiruchirapalli
district is largely dependent on agriculture. The chief crops cultivated in the district are rice, millets, pulses, sugarcane, gingelly, groundnut and cotton.
district is an idyllic tourist destination. The tourist attractions of this district are Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kunthakulam Bird Sanctuary and the Manjolai Hill Station. The district is also dotted with numerous temples Krishnapuram Temple, Swamy Nellaiappar Temple and Kanthimathi Ambal Temple.
district is largely an industrial district along with agriculture. Some of the major industries located here are Madras Refineries, Madras Fertilizers, Manali Petro
Chemicals, MRF, Ashok Leyland, TI Cycles, Britannia India Ltd.
is the nucleus of industrial activities. Some of the industries located here are Pamani Fertilizers, Mannargudi Kunniyur Paper board Mill, Mannargudi Chandramohan Ceramics and Mannargudi Modern Rice Mills.
in the southeastern part of Tamil Nadu is a major industrial and commercial district of the state.
district enriched with black granites, blue metals and rivers and minerals is situated in the northeastern part of Tamil Nadu.
district has rich deposits of granites, different grades of limestone and minerals such as clay and gypsum are found. The semi arid climate of the district favours the cultivation of cotton, pulses, oilseeds and millets.
The other district of Tamil Nadu is and Tiruppur.