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TAMILNADU STATISTICS
Geographical Position
North Latitude Between 8 5' and 13 35'
East Longitude Between 76 15' and 80 20'
Geographic Area 1,30,058 km2 (4.0% of country)
Population (As per Census 2011)
7,21,38,958 (6.0% of country)
Rural 3,71,89,229
Urban 3,49,49,729
Density 555 / km2
Rainfall (in mm.)
Normal 921.60
Actual 937.10
Livestock
Cattle 1,11,88,709
Buffaloes 20,09,002
Sheep 79,90,587
Goat 92,74,584
Length of Coastal Line (Km) 1076
Revenue Districts 32
Revenue Villages (2003-04) 16,564
Panchayats
Town Panchayats 559
Village Panchayats 12,524
Tribal Population
Rural 5,51,143
Urban 1,00,178
Total 6,51,321
 
Recorded Forest Area
Geographic area recorded as "forests" in Government records.
Reserved Forest 19,459 km2
Protected Forest 2,152 km2
Unclassed Forest 1,266 km2
Total 22,877 km2
Of State's Geographic Area 17.59 %
Of Country's Forest Area 2.95 %
 
Forest Cover
All lands, more than one hectare in area, with a tree canopy density of more than 10 percent irrespective of ownership and legal status.  Such lands may not necessarily be a recorded forest area.
Very Dense forest   2,948 km2
Moderately Dense Forest 10,199 km2
Open Forest 10,697 km2
Total 23,844 km2
Of State's Geographic Area 18.33 %
Of Country's Forest Cover 3.42 %
 
Scrub
Degraded Forest lands having canopy density less than 10%
Scrub Forest 1,212 km2
 
Mangrove Forests

Area  covered under mangrove vegetation as interpreted from remote sensing data. It is included in Forest cover.

Moderately Dense Mangrove  16 km2
Open Mangrove  23  km2
Total  39 km2
 
Tree Cover
It comprises tree patches outside the recorded forest area exclusive of forest cover and less than the minimum mappable area 1 ha. The areas of the scattered trees are computed by notional numbers.
Tree Cover 4,866 km2
Of State's Geographic Area 3.74 %
 
Forest & Tree Cover
Total Forest & Tree Cover 28,710 km2
Of State's Geographic Area 22.07 %
Of Country's Forest & Tree Cover 3.64%
Per capita Forest & Tree Cover 0.040 ha
   
 
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