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Tamil, the official language of the State, is the mother of other Dravidian languages. Tamil literature and grammar are related to the period before 500 BC. Thirukkural, the masterpiece of Tamil literature with the highest and purest expressions of human thought, dates back to this early period.

Tamil Nadu is known for its large number of temples. Many of them are huge with towering structures called gopurams. Intricate rock carvings, festivals, classical music and dance highlight the cultural heritage and make Tamil Nadu the cultural capital of the country.

Tamil Nadu State (formerly known as Madras State) 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. Marina in Chennai, is one of the longest beaches in the world. Arabian sea and the states of Kerala and Karnataka form the boundary in the west. Western Ghats have sanctuaries such as Mudumalai wildlife and The Nilgiris, the Queen of Hills. The state is bounded in the north by the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Pulicat lake is in the extreme north.

Tamil Nadu is one of the most industrialised states in India with a high Human Development index. Chennai (formerly known as Madras), 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 State has a population of 62,405,679 as per Census 2001 and covers an area of 130,058 sq.kms. Chennai (formerly known as Madras) is the State Headquarters. The administrative units of the State are:

District Statistics 32
Revenue Divisions 76
Taluks 226
Firkas 1,127
Revenue Villages 16,564
Municipal Corporations 10
Municipalities 125
Panchayat Unions (Blocks) 385
Town Panchayats 559
Village Panchayats 12,618
Lok Sabha Constituencies 39
Assembly Constituencies 234
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