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Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu is situated in the Southeastern coastal line of India. This city is also fourth largest metropolitan city of India with (8.2 million) population. The city was initially known as "Madraspatnam" in 17th centuries and then was called as Madras and renamed as Chennai from July 17th, 1996. According to the saying “Vandharai vazhavaikum Chennai” many people not only from south side, but also from all over India migrated.
During British period, Chennai was one of the most important trade Centers in India. In spite of powerful British domination, Chennai had administered to retain traditional culture. Apart from being a coastal port; Chennai is also a major trade center, which is a well connected to all important cities of the country by all way of means such as road, rail and air. Chennai also consists of traditional temples and historical spots such as palaces, forts and beaches etc.
The population of Chennai is the currently largest in the state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai has experienced an enormous growth in all the fields such as IT, manufacturing, retail, education, medicine, trade, automobile etc. People of diverse religion lead a happy life in this dream city Chennai.
Specialties of Chennai
- Chennai which was earlier known as madras is a coastal city which is the gateway of Tamil Nadu.
- Chennai is also known as the ‘Detroit of India’ due to its enormous growth in the production of automobile parts considering India.
- Chennai has the Asia‘s largest bus terminal at Koyambedu named Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT).
- The Vandalur Zoo started in 1855 is stationed in Chennai and is the largest zoo in India permitted for public view.
- Asia‘s largest IT Park named Tidal Park is located in Chennai; this park has most of the leading MNC‘s in it.
- Coming to information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) services Chennai is the second notable exporting cities in India.
- The Anna Centenary Library in Kotturpuram, Chennai is the largest one among all libraries in South Asia.
- After the foundation of the Madras Cricket Club in 1846, Cricket has become the popular outdoor game in Chennai.
- Chennai also consist the India‘s oldest stadium in Chepauk in the name of M.A. Chidambaram Stadium was set up in 1916.
- The Cancer Institute which was founded in 1920 is one among the oldest cancer hospitals all over India.
- Bharatnatyam, which is originated in Tamil Nadu, is also a live traditional culture in trend at Chennai.
- Chennai International Airport is the third busiest airport in terms of international passengers in India.
- Metro train facility is an added advantage to Chennai which is being growing rapidly throughout the city.