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

Chennai

Madras
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
Eik-name(s): 
Detroit o Indie[2]
Gatewey o Sooth Indie
Indie's Heal Caipital, Ceety o fleeower
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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
StateTamil Nadu
DestrictChennai, Kanchipuram Tiruvallur[upper-alpha 1]
Umwhile nameMadras
Established1639
Govrenment
 • TeepMayor–Cooncil
 • BodiGreater Chennai Corporation
 • MayorSaidai Duraisamy[3]
 • Corporation CommissionerD Karthikeyan IAS
 • Police CommissionerDr. A K Viswanathan[4] IPS
Area
 • Megaceety[1]426 km2 (164.5 sq mi)
 • Metro1189 km2 (459.07 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2011)[9]
 • Megaceety[1]7,088,000
 • Rank5t
 • Density17,000/km2 (43,000/sq mi)
 • Metro8,653,521
8,917,749 (Extendit UA)[8]
 • Metro rank
4t
Demonym(s)Chennaiite
Leids
 • NativeStandard Tamil
Madras Tamil
 • OffeecialTamil
Inglis
 • MinorityHindi
Telugu
Malayalam
Kannada
Urdu
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Pincode(s)
600xxx
Area code(s)+91-44
Vehicle registrationTN-01 to TN-14, TN-18, TN-22, TN-85
Metro GDP$59 tae $66 billion (PPP)[11][12]
WebsiteChennai Corporation
  1. The Chennai metropolitan aurie an aw includes portions o Kanchipuram an Tiruvallur destricts adjynin the Chennai Destrict.

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  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 original (PDF) on 24 Apryle 2014. Retrieved 24 Apryle 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Chennai Expansion Could Be Tricky, Suggests History". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 30 Mey 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 31 Januar 2016.
  10. "Tamil Nādu (India): State, Major Agglomerations & Cities - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". City population.de. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  11. "Global city GDP rankings 2008–2025". PwC. Archived frae the original on 4 Mey 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
  12. "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Retrieved 8 Mey 2015.