Is Chennai state or city?

Is Chennai is a state?

listen), Tamil: [ˈt͡ɕenːaɪ̯]), also known as Madras (the official name until 1996), is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, it is the largest cultural, economic and educational centre of South India.


Chennai Madras
Website Chennai Corporation

How many cities are there in Chennai?

The city of Chennai is classified into three regions: North Chennai, Central Chennai and South Chennai. It is further divided into 15 zones, consisting of 200 wards.

Which cities are in Chennai?

Pages in category “Cities and towns in Chennai district”

  • Adambakkam.
  • Adyar, Chennai.
  • Alandur.
  • Anna Nagar.
  • Ashok Nagar, Chennai.
  • Ayanavaram.

Is Tamil Nadu district or state?

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has 38 districts after several splits of the original 13 districts at the formation of the state on 1 November 1956. The states are further divided into taluks and smaller administrative units.


District Nagapattinam
Capital Nagapattinam
Split from Thanjavur
Taluks Kilvelur

How is Chennai divided?


Chennai is divided into four broad regions: North, Central, South and West. North Chennai is primarily an industrial area.

Which area comes under Chennai South?

South Chennai region would include Valasaravakkam, Alandur, Adyar, Perungudi and Sholinganallur and have a total area of 158.84 km. The population of the region would be 10.8 lakh. The head office of the South Chennai region would be in Saidapet.

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Which areas are west Chennai?

West Chennai

  • Porur.
  • manapakkam.
  • Anna Nagar.
  • Aminjikarai.
  • Ambattur.
  • Kundrathur.
  • Defence Colony.
  • Padi.

Are Madras and Chennai the same?

Post-Independence, Madras became the capital city of the State of Tamil Nadu. Madras was rechristened in 1998 as Chennai (from Chennapatnam, which was a nearby town named by Damarla Venkatadri Nayaka in honour of his father, Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu) when some other Indian cities were also being renamed.