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Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu and is located on the Coromondal coast of Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the fourth most populous metropolitan area and the fifth most populous city in India. The population of Chennai is 4681087 (2001 census). The city is governed by the Corporation of Chennai consisting of a Mayor and councilors.

Chennai boasts of rich historical legacy which lends an inexplicable charm to the city. The Portuguese arrived here in the 16th century and were followed by the Dutch, and East India Company. The British were able to establish their undisputed supremacy in the city and the Fort St George became the nucleus around which the British authority grew and expanded.The flourishing economy of the city is credited to its key industries - automobile, software services, hardware manufacturing, petrochemicals, textiles and financial services. Chennai is popularly known as 'Gateway to South India' and it is well connected internationally and to other parts of India via different modes of transport.

The city map of Chennai by mapsofindia will help you to be acquainted with the city in a better way. The map will aid you to locate all the important national highways in the city, the important railway lines, areas which are rich in vegetation, important water bodies in the city, popular hotels and hospitals, the cinema halls in different parts of the city, and other important landmarks in the city.

Popular hotels in the cityHotel , Claridges Hotel , Coromandel Hotel , Radisson Hotel , Sheraton Hotel , President Hotel , Dakshin
Popular hospitals in the city Ganga Nagar Hospital Nungambakkam SRM Apollo Hospital
Popular Cinema halls in the cityMannady Varadaraj Maharani Venkateswara
Important religious places Ishwarya Vinayakar Moula Ali Dargah Nanadeswar San Thomas Basilica
Important landmarksIIT Campus Race Course Guindy National Park MGR Film City
Important roads connecting the cityGreat Northern Trunk Road National Highway 45 Poonamallee Road Chennai Tiruvallar High Road Tiruvottiyur high Road

Here are three modes of transport to reach Chennai

By Air: There is an International airport in Chennai. International flights arrive at Anna Terminal and Domestic flights arrive at Kamraj Terminal. Chennai is well connected to Thailand (Bangkok),Sri Lanka (Colombo), U.A.E (Dubai),Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur),Kuwait, Muscat (Bahrain) and Singapore. Prepaid taxis ply from the airport to downtown Chennai city. The taxis come in two varieties the standard black taxi and the private call taxi.

By Train: Chennai Central and Egmore are the two train terminuses for long distance trains from other parts of India.

By Bus: Chennai is superbly connected to other parts of India by the 'Golden Quadrilateral' transport project. If you want to travel inside Chennai then the following options are available to you

By Train: Chennai has a superb suburban train network. There are four routes:1. Chennai Central 2. Arakkonam 3.Tambaram- Chennai Beach and 4. Chengalpet.

By Bus: Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) buses ply throughout Chennai city. MTC buses are operated and owned by the Tamil Nadu government. The bus fare is very affordable

By Auto-Rickshaw: Auto-Rickshaws are suitable for only short distances. The auto drivers are known to be unreliable. If you call an auto-rickshaw, it is better to negotiate the fare with the driver before commencing the journey.

By Taxi: .Chennai taxis have digital meters. They are reliable means of transport.

Chennai Fact

City NameChennai
StateTamil Nadu
District HeadquartersChennai
Tehsil/TalukEgmore Nungambakkam, Fort Tondiarpet, Mambalam Guindy, Mylapore Triplicane, Perambur Purasawalkam
Lat Long13.051386,80.245285
Area426 km2 (164.8 sq mi)
Population as per 20114,681,087
Official LanguagesTamil
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
STD Code044
TransportAir, Road, Rail, Sea
Vehicle registrationTN-01 to TN-14, TN-18, TN-22, TN-85
Food and CuisineHot filtered coffee, vegetarian and non-vegetarian food - Idli, Dosa, Appam, Vada, Upma served with tomato chutney, coconut chutney and sambar, enjoy rice dishes, Legumes and Lentils, curry leaves, mustard seeds, coriander, ginger, garlic, chili, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, cumin, nutmeg, coconut and rosewater, Parothas, Puliyogare, Aviyal, Thogayal, Thayir Sadam, Chicken, Pepper Chicken, Chicken Stew, many items made of coconut curry, sweet Pongal, kesari, etc Chennai drinks like tender coconut -spicy buttermilk, variety of fruit juices, etc
ReligionMuslims, Christians, Hindu
Festival Natyanjali Dance Festival, Dance and Music Festival, Travel and Tourism Fair, Pongal, Arubathimoovar, Mamallapuram, Chitthirai, Mahamagam, Kanthuri, Velankanni, Nav-Ratri and Saral-Vizha, Kavadi Festival, Natyanjali Dance Festival, Summer Festival, Tayagaraja Festival, Karthigai Deepam, Saral-Vizha etc.
MonumentsFort St. George, Freemasons Hall, Government Museum, Kamaraj Memorial House, MGR Memorial, Senate House, Thousand Lights Mosque, Valluvar Kottam, War Memorials
Places of interest Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, San Thome Basilica, Parthasarathy Temple, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Santhome Basilica, Marundeeswarar Temple, Ashtalakshmi Kovil, Fort St George, Vivekanandar Illam, Government Museum, Guindy National Park, Covelong, St. Thomas Mount, Elliot's Beach, Madhya Kailash, Valluvar Kottam, Kalikambal Temple, VGP Universal Kingdom, Queens Land, Kishkinta, Mayajaal, Birla Planetarium, Church of Our Lady of Light, Golden Beach, Ampa Skywalk, Lighthouse, Thousand Lights Mosque,Ravishwarar, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, St. George's Cathedral, St. Mary's Church (Fort St. George), Varasiddhi Vinayaka temple, Armenian Church, Sri Lanka Mahabodhi Centre, ISKCON Temple Chennai, Puzhal aeri etc.
HotelsHyatt Regency, The Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai, Radisson Blu Hotel, Courtyard, Radisson Blu Hotel City Centre, The Accord Metropolitan, Sheraton Park Hotel and Towers, Taj Club House, Vivanta by Taj - Connemara etc.
MarketsPondy Bazaar, Anna Salai (Mount Road), Panagal Park, T- Nagar, Anna Nagar, George Town, Egmore, Mylapore, Burma Bazaar, Tirunelveli, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Mahabalipuram, Kanchipuram, Parrys Corner, Mint Street, Malls- Abhirami Mega Mall, Alsa Mall, Ampa Skywalk, Chennai Citi Centre, Chennai Trade Centre, Coromandel Plaza, Express Avenue, Spencer Plaza, Phoenix Market City, Forum Vijaya Mall
Industries Mil Industries Limited, Autotech Industries India Private Limited, Madras Engg Industries Priv Limited, Automotive Electronics, Software Retail, Manufacturing, Madras Stock Exchange, Royapuram Fishing Harbour, Kollywood, Madrassi, Madras Bashai, Madras Cloth, Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services etc.
University/CollegeA.M.E.T University, Anna University, B. S. Abdur Rahman University, Bharat University, Divine Hands International University (DHIU), Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Hindustan University, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Maritime University, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, The Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University etc.
Notable peopleShruti K. Haasan - Actress, Rekha - Actress, Priya Anand - Actress, model, Subra Suresh - Scientists, John Henry Constantine Whitehead - Scientists, Nicodemus Abel - Scientists, Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik - Indian cricketer, Vijay Amritraj - Tennis Player, Sports Commentator and Actor, Ramesh Krishnan - Tennis Player and Coach, Dipika Pallikal - Squash Player, Joshna Chinappa - Squash Player etc.

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Last Updated on : November 5, 2014