Tamilnadu Static General Knowledge (GK) – TNPSC exams:

In this article Tamilnadu School of Banking provides the static study material for the government and bank exams such as TNPSC, TNUSRB, TET, TRB, SSC, UPSC, RRB, and IBPS. We provide the list of Chief Minister, Governor, Capital, Language, Nick Name of Districts, Airports, Thermal Power Plant, Nuclear Power Plants, National Parks, Wild Life Sanctuary, Stadium Names, Fort Names, Lake Names, River Names, Monuments, Temple Name, Dress Code.

History of Tamilnadu :

Tamil Nadu is a state in South India.  Tamil Nadu lies in the southernmost part of the Indian subcontinent and is bordered by the union territory of Puducherry and the South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The region was ruled by several by three crowned rulers: Chera, Chola, and Pandyan states, which shape the region’s cuisine, culture, and architecture. 

Tamil Nadu Day is celebrated in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu to commemorate the formation of the state. Tamil Nadu was created on 1 November 1956 with the name Madras State. On 14 January 1969, Madras State was officially renamed Tamil Nadu.

CapitalChennai
Area130,060 kmĀ²
LanguageTamil (One of the classical languages)
Number of Districts38 districts
State FlowerGloriosa lily
State FruitJackfruit
State AnimalNilgiri Tahr
State BirdEmerald Dove
State GameKabaddi, Jalikattu
State Tree
Palm tree
State DanceKaragattam
State FestivalPongal
First in State Chief MinisterS. Kumaraswamy Raja – From Jan 26, 1950, to Apr 9, 1952, Party: INC
First GovernorLieutenant-General Sir Archibald Edward Nye – From 6 May 1946 to 7 September 1948
Name of the ConstitutionTamil Nadu Legislative Assembly
Assembly constituency234
Parliamentary constituency93

Nick Name of Districts:

S.NoNick Name of DistrictDistrict
1.Detroit of Asia Automobile Capital of India
Healthcare Capital of India
Banking Capital of India
Electronics Manufacturing Hub of India
City of Flyovers
Gateway of South India
Capital of Tamil Nadu
Chennai
2.Manchester of South India
Capital of Kongu Nadu
Capital of Chera Nadu
Engineering City of South India
Pump City of India
Motorsport capital of India
Coimbatore(Kongu Nadu)
3.Turmeric City of IndiaErode
4.Pearl City of India Gateway of Tamil NaduThoothukudi
5.City of paddy fields Halwa City Oxford City of South IndiaTirunelveli
6.Poor Man’s Ooty
Jewel of the South
Yercaud
7.Mango City
Geologist Paradise
Mini London of Tamil Nadu
Steel City
Capital of Mazhanadu
Salem
8.Dollar City of India
Knit Wear Capital of India
Banyan City
Tiruppur
9.Queen of Hill StationsOoty
10.Princess of Hill stationsKodaikanal
11.Athens of East
City of Jasmine
City of Festivals
Temple City
City that never sleeps
Cultural Capital of Tamil Nadu
Capital of Pandya Nadu
Madurai
12.Cambridge of south India
Kumbakonam Kudandhai
Temple city
Betal Leaf Combination (Vettrilai Cheeval)
Kumbakonam

Airport:

AirportsCity
Chennai International Airport(Meenambakkam) Chennai
Coimbatore International Airport(Peelamedu) Coimbatore
Madurai International AirportMadurai
Tiruchirappalli International Airport Tiruchirappalli
Tuticorin Airport (Thoothukudi Airport)Vagaikulam
Salem AirportSalem

Thermal Power Plant:

Thermal Power PlantsLocation
Cuddalore IL&FS Thermal Power StationCuddalore
Ennore Thermal Power StationChennai
Mettur Thermal Power StationSalem
Neyveli Thermal Power StationNeyveli
Tuticorin Thermal Power StationThoothukudi
Mutiara Thermal Power PlantTuticorin (Thoothukudi)
Uppur Thermal Power ProjectRamanathapuram
Vallur Thermal Power Station(Athipattu Pudunagar Vallur) Chennai
Neyveli Zero Lignite Power StationNeyveli in Cuddalore district
North Chennai Thermal Power Station(Athipattu Pudunagar) Chennai
NTPL Thermal Power Station(Harbour Estate) Thoothukudi,

Nuclear Power Plants:

Nuclear Power Plants:Location
Kudankulam Nuclear Power PlantTirunelveli
Madras Atomic Power StationChennai

National Parks:

National Parks:Nearest CityArea Covered
Indira Gandhi National ParkAnnamalai117.1 km sq
Gulf of Mannar Marine National ParkThoothukkudi and Ramanathapuram560 km2
Mudumalai National ParkNilgiri321 km2
Mukurthi National ParkOotacamund78.46 km sq
Guindy National ParkRangeguindy2.7057 km2

Wild Life Sanctuary:

Wild Life SanctuaryLocation
Anamalai Tiger ReserveCoimbatore
Mudumalai National ParkNilgiri
Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger ReserveAmbasamudram

Stadium Name:

Stadium Name:SportLocation
International – M.A.Chidambaram StadiumCricketChennai
National – Jawaharlal Nehru StadiumFootballChennai

Fort Name:

S.NoFort Name:Location
1.Gingee FortChennai
2.Vellore FortKanchipuram
3.Fort St GeorgeChennai
4.AlamparaiMahabalipuram
5.Dindigul FortDindigul
6.Thirumayam FortPudukkottai
7.Krishnagiri FortKrishnagiri
8.Sadras Dutch FortChengalpattu
9.Droog FortNilgiris
10.Rock FortTiruchirappalli
11.Vattakottai FortKanyakumari
12.Udaygiri FortKanyakumari

Palace Name:

S.NoPalace NameLocation
1.Thanjavur Royal PalaceThanjavur
2.Chettiar Mansion KanadukathanSivaganga
3.Sangeetha Mahal Thanjavur
4.Thirumalai nayak mahal Madurai
5.Padmanabhapuram palaceKanyakumari
6.Chepauk PalaceChennai
7.Attangudi PalaceSivaganga District
8.Amir MahalChennai
9.Chokkanatha Nayak PalaceTiruchirappalli
10.Kanadukathan PalaceSivaganga District
11.Kuttalam Palace (Courtallam Palace)Tenkasi district (Old Thirunelveli District)
12.Fernhill Palace Ooty
13.Sivaganga PalaceSivaganga District
14.Tamukkam PalaceMadurai

Monuments:

S.NoMonumentsLocation
1.Gangaikonda CholapuramThanjavur
2.Thiruvalluvar StatueKanyakumari
3.Thirumalai Nayakar MahalMadurai
4.Descent of the GangesMahabalipuram
5.Gandhi StatueChennai
6.Adiyogi ShivaCoimbatore

Mountains:

S.NoMountains:Location
1.Doddabetta PeakOoty
2.Meghamalai – High Wavy Mountains Theni
3.Velliangiri MountainsCoimbatore
4.Palani Hills Palani
5.Cairn HillOoty
6.Swamimalai Hills Yelagiri
7.Grass HillsValparai
8.Mukurti Peak Ooty
9.Parvathamalai MountainThiruvannamalai
10.Perumal PeakKodaikanal
11.Rangaswamy Peak and PillarKotagiri

River Name:

S.NoRiver Name:Location
1.Cauvery RiverTiruchirappalli,Thanjavur,Srirangapatna,Talakaveri
2.Palar RiverVellore, Tiruvannamalai, Thiruvallur,Chennai
3.Vaigai RiverMadurai
4.Bhavani RiverUdagamandalam, Mettupalayam, Sathyamangalam, Gobichettipalayam, Bhavani
5.Ponnaiyar River Dharmapuri, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore and Villupuram

Lake Name:

S.NoLake Name:Location
1.Singanallur Lake
Valankulam Lake
Perur Lake
Ukkadam Big Lake
Kumaraswamy Lake
Sengulam Lake
Periyakulam Lake
Narsampathi lake
Coimbatore
2.Gani Ravuthar Lake
Karuvilparai Lake
Periyasadayampalayam Lake
Muthampalayam Lake
Kadayampatti Lake
kavilipalayam Lake
Erode
3.Dhathampalayam Lake
Panjappatti Lake
Velliyanai Lake
Karur
4.Wellington Lake
Veeranam Lake
perumal nayakan lake
Cuddalore
5.Thirukovilur lake
Kaliveli Lake
Padur lake
Vilandai lake
Villupuram
6.Saduperi Lake
Melmonavoor Kadaperi Lake
Melmonavoor Periyeri Lake
Vellore
7.Paniyeri lake
Mookaneri Lake
Panamarathupatty lake
Yercaud Lake
Salem
8.Thirupulivanam
Magaral
Sriperumpudur
Madhuranthagam
Chembarambakkam
Uthiramerur
Pallikaranai
Mamundur
Sirudavur (Sirudavoor)
Santhavellore lake
Thirunelvelai Lake
Ponneri Lake
Kancheepuram (Kanchipuram)
9.Dhamal Lake
Anukkavoor Lake
Anapathur Lake
Kilneli
Thiruvannamalai
10.Konneripatty LakeNamakkal

Temple Name:

S.No Temple NameLocation
1.Meenakshi Amman TempleMadurai
2.Brahadeeswarar TempleThanjavur
3.Sri Ranganathaswamy TempleSrirangam
4.Jambukeswarar TempleThiruvanaikaval
5.Adi Kumbeswarar +TempleKumbakonam
6.Sri Rajagopala Swamy TempleMannargudi
7.Kanchi Kailasanathar TempleKanchipuram
8.Ekambareswarar TempleKanchipuram
9.Ramanathaswamy TempleRameshwaram
10.Mayuranathaswami TempleMayiladuthurai
11Kapaleeshwarar TempleChennai
12.Monolithic Rock TempleMahabalipuram
13.Papanasam TempleTirunelveli
14.Srivilliputhur Andal TempleVirudhunagar
15.Nagaraja TempleNagercoil
16.Kumari Amman TempleKanyakumari
17.Thillai Nataraja TempleChidambaram
18.Annamalaiyar TempleTiruvannamalai
19.Sripuram Golden Temple Vellore
20.Bala Murugan TempleSiruvapuri

Dress Code:

MenLungi along with a shirt and Angavastra
WomenSaree, Blouse, Half Saree

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