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Clockwise frae tap richt: Chennai Central, Marina Beach, Madras Heich Coort, TIDEL Park, Ripon Biggin, San Thome Basilica, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Classical dance Bharata Natyam an Valluvar Kottam
Nickname(s): Detroit o Indie[2]
Gatewey o Sooth Indie
Indie's Heal Caipital, Ceety o fleeower
Chennai is locatit in Tamil Nadu
Location o Chennai in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates: 13°5′N 80°16′E / 13.083°N 80.267°E / 13.083; 80.267Coordinates: 13°5′N 80°16′E / 13.083°N 80.267°E / 13.083; 80.267
Kintra  Indie
State Tamil Nadu
Destrict Chennai, Kanchipuram Tiruvallur[upper-alpha 1]
Umwhile name Madras
Established 1639
 • Teep Mayor–Cooncil
 • Bouk Greater Chennai Corporation
 • Mayor Saidai Duraisamy[3]
 • Corporation Commissioner D Karthikeyan IAS
 • Police Commissioner Dr. A K Viswanathan[4] IPS
 • Megaceety[1] 426 km2 (164.5 sq mi)
 • Metro[7][6] 1,189 km2 (459.07 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2011)[9]
 • Megaceety[1] 7,088,000
 • Rank 5t
 • Density 17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
 • Metro[10] 8,653,521
8,917,749 (Extendit UA)[8]
 • Metro rank 4t
Demonym(s) Chennaiite
 • Native Standard Tamil
Madras Tamil
 • Offeecial Tamil
 • Minority Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Pincode(s) 600xxx
Aurie code(s) +91-44
Vehicle registration TN-01 to TN-14, TN-18, TN-22, TN-85
Metro GDP $59 tae $66 billion (PPP)[11][12]
Wabsteid Chennai Corporation
  1. The Chennai metropolitan aurie an aw includes portions o Kanchipuram an Tiruvallur destricts adjynin the Chennai Destrict.

Chennai (ெசன்னை in Tamil), kent as Madras an aw, is the caipital o the state o Tamil Nadu an is Indie's fowert lairgest ceety. It is locatit on the Coromandel Coast o the Bay o Bengal. Wi a nae-pruived 7.45 million indwallers (2005), the 367-year ceety is the 41st lairgest metropolitan aurie in the warld.

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  2. Business America (in Inglis). U.S. Department of Commerce. 1997. p. 14. 
  3. "Who's Who". About Corporation of Chennai. Corporation of Chennai. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. "Commissioner of Police". 
  5. "Chennai: PhaseII" (PDF). Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 24 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Chennai Expansion Could Be Tricky, Suggests History". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 May 2017. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "About Greater Chennai Corporation". Official Website of Greater Chennai Corporation. 
  8. "INDIA STATS : Million plus cities in India as per Census 2011". Press Information Bureau, Mumbai. National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  9. "Chennai Corporation is re-christened Greater Chennai Corporation". The Hindu. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 
  10. "Tamil Nādu (India): State, Major Agglomerations & Cities - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". City Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  11. "Global city GDP rankings 2008–2025". PwC. Archived frae the oreeginal on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  12. "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 8 May 2015.