Static General Knowledge About Tamil Nadu

This section provides static information about the TamilNadu. This will helpful for the candidates who prepare the TNPSC Exam, UPSC, SSC and other competitive exams.

Static General Knowledge  About Tamil Nadu

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Important Details:

Capital Chennai
Area 130,060 km²
Language Tamil (One of the classical languages)
Number of Districts 38 Districts
State Flower Gloriosa lily
State Fruit Jackfruit
State Animal Nilgiri Tahr
State Bird Emerald Dove
State Game Kabaddi, Jalikattu
State Tree Palm tree
State Dance Karagattam
State Festival Pongal
First in State Chief Minister S. Kumaraswamy Raja - From Jan 26, 1950 to Apr 9, 1952 Party: INC
First Governor Lieutenant-General Sir Archibald Edward Nye - From 6 May 1946 to 7 September 1948
Name of the Constitution Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Assembly constituency 234
Parliamentary constituency 93

Nick Name of Districts:

S.No Nick Name of District District
1. Detroit of Asia Automobile Capital of India Chennai
2. Healthcare Capital of India Chennai
3. Manchester of South India Coimbatore

Airports:

Airports City
Chennai International Airport Meenambakkam
Coimbatore International Airport Avinashi Road, Coimbatore
Tiruchirapalli International Airport Tiruchirappalli
Madurai International Airport Airport Road, Madurai

Thermal Power Plants:

Thermal Power Plants Location
Neyveli Thermal Power Station Neyveli
Mettur Thermal Power Station SH 20, Mettur
Tuticorin Thermal Power Station Thoothukudi
Ennore Thermal Power Station Chennai
North Chennai Thermal Power Station Thiruvallur

Nuclear Power Plant:

Nuclear Power Plants Location
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Tirunelveli
Madras Atomic Power Station Kancheepuram

National Parks:

National Parks Nearest City Area Covered
Indira Gandhi National Park Annamalai 117.1 km sq
Mudumalai National Park Gudalur 103.23 km sq
Mukurthi National Park Ootacamund 78.46 km sq
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park Ramanathapuram 6.23 km sq
Guindy National Park Rangeguindy 2.2 km sq

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life Sanctuary Location
Anamalai Tiger Reserve Coimbatore
Mudumalai National Park Nilgiri
Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve Ambasamudram

Stadium:

Stadium Name Sport Location
International - M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Cricket Chennai
National - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Football Chennai

Fort:

S.No Fort Name Location
1. Gingee Fort Chennai
2. Vellore Fort Kanchipuram
3. Fort St George Chennai
4. Alamparai Mahabalipuram
5. Dindigul Fort Dindigul

Palace:

S.No Palace Name Location
1. Thanjavur Royal Palace Thanjavur
2. Chettiar Mansion Kanadukathan - Sivaganga
3. Sangeetha Mahal Thanjavur
4. Thirumalai nayak mahal Madurai
5. Padmanabhapuram palace Kanyakumari

Monuments:

S.No Monuments Location
1. Gangaikonda Cholapuram Thanjavur
2. Thiruvalluvar Statue Kanyakumari
3. Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal Madurai
4. Descent of the Ganges Mahabalipuram
5. Gandhi Statue Chennai
6. Adiyogi Shiva Coimbatore

Mountains:

S.No Mountains Location
1. Doddabetta Peak Ooty
2. Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains Theni
3. Velliangiri Mountains Coimbatore
4. Palani Hills Palani
5. Cairn Hill Ooty
6. Swamimalai Hills Yelagiri
7. Grass Hills Valparai
8. Mukurthi Peak Ooty
9. Parvathamalai Mountain Thiruvannamalai
10. Perumal Peak Kodaikanal
11. Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar Kotagiri

Rivers:

S.No River Name Location
1. Cauvery River Tiruchirappalli,Thanjavur,Srirangapatna,Talakaveri
2. Palar River Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Thiruvallur,Chennai
3. Vaigai River Madurai
4. Bhavani River Udagamandalam, Mettupalayam, Sathyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam, Bhavani
5. Ponnaiyar River Dharmapuri, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore and Villupuram

Dams:

Dam Name Location
Mettur Dam Mettur
Bhavani-Sagar Erode
Amaravathi Dam Tirupur
Krishnagiri Dam Krishnagiri
Sattanur Dam Tiruvannamalai
Vaigai dam Theni

Lakes:

S.No Lake Name Nearest City
1. Pichavaram Near Chidambaram
2. Kamaraj Sagar Near Ooty
3. Emerald Lake Near Ooty
4. Avalanche Lake / Sanctuary Near Ooty

Temples:

S.No Temple Name Location
1. Meenakshi Amman Temple Madurai
2. Brahadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur
3. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Srirangam
4. Jambukeswarar Temple Thiruvanaikaval
5. Kanchi Kailasanthar Temple Kanchipuram
6. Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram
7. Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameswaram
8. Kapaleeshwarar Temple Chennai
9. Monolithic Rock Temples Mahabalipuram
10. Nagaraja Temple Nagercoil
11. Kumari Amman Temple Kanyakumari
12. Thillai Nataraja Temple Chidambaram
13. Annamalaiyer Temple Thiruvannamalai
14. Sripuram Golden Temple Vellore
15. Bala Murugan Temple Siruvapuri

Dress Code:

Dress Code
Women Saree, Blouse, Half Saree
Men Lungi along with a shirt and Angavastra

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