History of Chennai

Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is India's fifth largest city.[1] It is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. With an estimated population of 8.9 million (2014), the 382-year-old city is the 31st largest metropolitan area in the world.

The city of Madras in 1909

Chennai boasts of a long history from the English East India Company, through the British rule to its evolution in the late 20th century as a services and manufacturing hub for India. Additionally, the pre-city area of Chennai has a long history within the records of South Indian Empires.

  1. ^ "Chennai". lifeinchennai.com. Retrieved 27 July 2009.

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