Tamil Nadu and Kerala are the two southernmost states in India. The following is a comparison between these two states. Let’s read.
Tamil Nadu vs Kerala – Indian states comparison
Which state is larger in area, Tamil Nadu or Kerala?
Tamil Nadu is larger in area as compared with Kerala. It is almost 3.4 times larger than Kerala.
- Area of Tamil Nadu – around 1,30,060 sq km
- Area of Kerala – around 38,860 sq km
Which state is more populous, Tamil Nadu or Kerala?
- Population of Tamil Nadu – 7.21 Crores (2011 census)
- Population of Kerala – 3.34 Crores (2011 census)
|Area||around 1,30,060 sq km||around 38,860 sq km|
|Population (2011 census)||7.21 Crores||3.34 Crores|
|Population rank (2011 census)||6th||13th|
|Statehood||1 November 1956||1 November 1956|
|Most spoken language||Tamil||Malayalam|
|Region||Southern India||Southern India|
|Major Rivers||Kaveri, Ponnaiyar, Palar, Amaravati, Vaigai, Noyyal, Vaippar, etc.||Achankovil, Periyar, Bharathappuzha, Chaliyar, Pamba, Chalakkudy, etc.|
|Borders||Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka.||Karnataka and Tamil Nadu|
|Highest mountain peak||Doddabetta peak (2,637 m)||Anamudi (2,695 m)|
|Forest cover (2021)||20.31 %||54.70%|
|State tree||Asian palmyra palm||Coconut tree|
|State animal||Nilgiri tahr||Indian elephant|
|State bird||Emerald Dove||Great hornbill|
|State flower||Flame lily||Kanikonna|
Places to visit in Tamil Nadu
Ooty, Brihadeeswara Temple, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Kodaikanal, Rameswaram, Kanyakumari, Madurai, Coimbatore, etc.
Places to visit in Kerala
Munnar, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Kovalam, Wayanad, Kozhikode, etc.