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Chennai (Tamil: சென்னை IPA: [ˈtʃɛnnəɪ], formerly known as About this sound Madras , is the third largest metropolitan area of India and the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, Chennai had a population of 1.50cr million in the 2016 census within its municipal corporation.[1] The urban agglomeration of Chennai has an estimated population over 15 million[2], making it one of the largest urban agglomerations in India.

The city was established in the 17th century by the British, who developed it into a major urban centre and naval base. By the 20th century, it had become an important administrative centre, as the capital of the Madras Presidency.

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Ennore Port, officially renamed Kamarajar Port Limited, is located on the Coromandel Coast about 24 km north of Chennai Port, Chennai, it is the 12th major port of India, and the first port in India which is a public company. The Kamarajar Port Limited is the only corporatised major port and is registered as a company. The port has been able to attract an investment of 26,000 million by private entrepreneurs on various terminals and harbour craft. Designed as Asia's energy port, it is the first corporatised port in India and has only 86 employees. Envisaged being a satellite port to decongest and improve the environmental quality at the busy Chennai Port, it has a permissible draught of 13.5 m. The port handled a total volume of 11.01 million tonnes in 2010–11, up by 2.86 per cent from the previous year.

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Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus
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The Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus or CMBT is a bus terminal in Chennai, India catering outstation buses.

Spread over an area of 37-acre (150,000 m2) in Koyambedu, this is the largest bus terminus in Asia[3] and is accredited with the ISO 9001:2000 quality certification.[3].

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  1. October 10, 2017:First-ever Indian transgender cop takes charge in Chennai.(The New Indian Express)
  2. March 09, 2017:A trailblazer for women, disabled.(The Hindu)
  3. March 09, 2017:Chennai's IT corridor may shut down as strike by water tankers continues.(New Indian Express)
  4. February 20, 2017:Three-year-old girl's body found in dumpyard; neighbour suspected.(First Post)


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  • ... that the Chennai Book Fair is an annual event in Chennai, India, which takes place between the last week of December and the third week of January?

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Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
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The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is a Chennai stadium and seats 40,000. It hosts football (soccer), and athletic competitions.

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