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Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest State


Tamil Nadu is the 11th largest State with an area of 1,30,058 Sq km out of country's total area of 3166416 Sq km and the third most urbanised State next to Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is located in the south eastern side of Indian peninsula with Kanyakumari as the southernmost tip of the land.  This tip is the meeting point of Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and Arabian sea.  Tamil Nadu has a long eastern coastline dotted with enchanting beaches with Bay of Bengal in the east.  It is bounded on north by Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, on the west by Kerala, on the east by the Bay of Bengal, and on the south by the Indian Ocean.

Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, is the gateway of South India with an international airport, sea ports and good rail and road network connectivity.  Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli, Salem and Tirunelveli are some of the other major towns in the state.  The state has large number of good educational institutions and is one of the leaders in the field of Science and Technology and particularly in Information Technology.

Tamil Nadu is one of the most developed states in the country. Literacy level in the state is one of the highest among all Indian states. The state is witnessing rapid industrialization with overall economic development and has grown as a manufacturing powerhouse in the country, especially in automobiles and textiles. The state's capital city, Chennai is called the 'Detroit of India'.

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