Chennai District

Chennai District

The Capital City of Tamilnadu
Chennai is the capital city of Tamilnadu. This district is serves as gateway of culture of South India. Also, this district is well known as capital of Tamil speaking state. Chennai has the nick name called “Detroit of India”, due to large number of Automobile Industries found here. Chennai is well known for its Hardware Manufacturing Industries, Healthcare Industries, Second Largest Software Exporter and Information Technology.

History of Chennai
Initially, this place was named as Madraspatnam during Venkatapathy Nayak Period. After that, Chennai was called as Chennapatnam; this name was derived from Venkatapathy Father’s Name Chennapa Nayak. In 17th century, Big Naval Base and Major Urban Centre were developed by British. In 20th century, Chennai had become important administrative centre of Madras Presidency.

Chennai District Details

  • Total Area   :    178.20 sq.kms.
  • Total Population :  42, 16,268
  • Rainfall    :     1,272 mm
  • Climate Condition   :   Max.37*c and Min 20*c
  • STD Code    :   044
  • Pin Code    :    600 ***
  • Nearest Airport   :   Chennai International Airport, International Flights (Anna Terminal) and Domestic Flights (Kamaraj Terminal)
  • Bus Stand : Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus - Koyambedu
  • Railway Station :  Perambalur Road (Near Mahasakthi Theatre)

Places of Interest

  • Adyar Poonga Eco Park
  • Anna Nagar Tower Park
  • Amir Mahal
  • Connemara Public Library
  • The Secretariat
  • Birla Planetarium
  • Elliots Beach
  • Flagmast
  • Kalakshetra
  • Marina Beach
  • High Court
  • Horticultural Gardens
  • Light House
  • Aquarium
  • Madras University
  • Regional Rail Museum
  • Senate House
  • Nappier Bridge
  • Rajaji Hall
  • Rippon Building
  • Tidel Park
  • Theosophical Society
  • Victory War Memorial
  • Valluvar Kottam
  • Tourism Complex
  • Vivekanandar House
  • Raj Bhavan
  • Ambedkar Mani Mandapam
  • Anna Square
  • Bakthavatsalam Memorial
  • Barathiar Memorial House
  • Gandhi Memorial
  • Kamarajar Memorial House
  • MGR Memorial
  • Gandhi Memorial
  • G.K. Moopanar Memorial
  • M.G.R. Memorial House
  • Quaid-E-Milleth Mandapam
  • Mozhipor Thiyagigal Mandapam
  • Periyar Memorial
  • Rajaji Memorial
  • Thiyagigal Mani Mandapam
  • V.O. Chidambaranar Oil Extractor
  • Snake Park
  • Horse Race Ban
  • Indian Republic Golden Jubilee Pillar
  • The Dream of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Quit India Movement Pillar