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  Area: 1,30,058 sq km. Population: 62,405,679. Capital: Chennai. Languages: Tamil

Major Industries in Tamil Nadu are cotton, heavy commercial vehicles, auto components, railway coaches, power pumps, leather tanning industries, cement, sugar, paper, automobiles and safety matches.

Knowledge based industries like I.T. and Biotechnology have become the thrust area in the industrial scene in Tamil Nadu. TIDEL, a software technology park, has been established in Tharamani. Chennai has currently about 50,000 software professionals employed in 900 IT companies.

Global auto majors Hyundai Motors, Ford, Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi have production plants. Ashok Leyland and TAFE have set up expansion plants in Chennai.

Main mineral wealth of the state is granite, lignite and limestone. The state is an important exporter of tanned skin and leather goods, yarn, tea, coffee, spices, engineering goods, tobacco, handicrafts and black granite. Tamil Nadu contributes 60% of the tannery industry in India. Chennai Refinery Limited has given rise to several petro-based units. Major chemical and fertilizer plants have been established at Cuddalore and Tuticorin.

Agriculture is the major occupation in Tamil Nadu. The principal food crops include paddy, millets and pulses. Commercial crops include sugarcane, cotton, sunflower, coconut, cashew, chillies, gingelly and groundnut. Plantation crops are tea, coffee, cardamom and rubber. Major forest produces are timber, sandalwood, pulp wood and fuel wood.  Premier position in the production of bio-fertilizers.

Roads: The length of roads network in Tamil Nadu is 1,50,095 km, of which surfaced road is 60,901 km.

Railways: The total length of railways is 4,181 km, the main junctions being Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli.

Aviation: Chennai being the international  airport in the southern region is the main centre of airline routes. Besides, there are airports at Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Coimbatore and Salem.

Ports:
Major ports in the State are Chennai and Tuticorin. There are seven other minor ports including Cuddalore and Nagapattinam. 

Districts: Dharmapuri Dindigul Erode Krishnagiri Namakkal Perumbalur Pudukkottai Ramanathapuram Sivaganga The Nilgiris Tiruvallur Tiruvarur Vellore Villupuram Virudunagar

Localities: Chengalpattu Coonoor Eruvadi Gobichettipalayam Hosur Karaikal Karaikkudi Kovilpatti Kumarapalaiyam Mamallapuram Mayiladuturai Mettupalayam Nagercoil Neyveli Palani Pollachi Punamalli Rajapalaiyam Ranipet Sivakasi Tiruchengodu Tiruppur Udagamandalam Udumalpet 

Tamil Nadu (तमिलनाडु)
Map of Tamil Nadu (तमिलनाडु)

Source: India.gov.in

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