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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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Tholkappia Poonga in Chennai

Tholkappia Poonga or Adyar Eco Park (also known as Adyar Poonga) is an ecological park set up by the Government of Tamil Nadu in the Adyar estuary area of Chennai, India. It was created to restore the vegetation of the freshwater eco-systems of the Coromandel Coast, especially the fragile eco-system of the Adyar estuary and creek. Created at a cost of around 1,000 million, it covers 358 acres (1.45 square kilometres) of land. The park's ecosystem consists of tropical dense evergreen forest, predominantly comprising trees and shrubs that have thick dark green foliage throughout the year, with over 160 woody species, and comprises six vegetative elements such as trees, shrubs, lianas, epiphytes, herbs and tuberous species. About 65 percent of the poonga is covered by water and artefacts and signages.

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Victoria Public Hall
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Victoria Public Hall is a historical building in Chennai. It is one of the finest examples of British architectures in Chennai. It now houses the South Indian Athletic Association Club.

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  1. October 10, 2017:First-ever Indian transgender cop takes charge in Chennai.(The New Indian Express)
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  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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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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