Portal:Chennai

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Introduction

Location of Chennai in Tamil Nadu

Chennai (/ˈɛn/ (About this sound listen); also known by its former name Madras /məˈdrɑːs/ (About this sound listen) or /-ˈdræs/) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres of India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-largest city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world. Chennai is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked the 43rd most visited city in the world for the year 2015. The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India. Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. As such, it is termed "India's health capital". As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Chennai confronts substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems.

Chennai had the third-largest expatriate population in India at 35,000 in 2009, 82,790 in 2011 and estimated at over 100,000 by 2016. Tourism guide publisher Lonely Planet named Chennai as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015. Chennai is ranked as a beta-level city in the Global Cities Index, and was ranked the best city in India by India Today in the 2014 annual Indian city survey. In 2015 Chennai was named the "hottest" city (worth visiting, and worth living in for long term) by the BBC, citing the mixture of both modern and traditional values. National Geographic mentioned Chennai as the only South Asian city to feature in its 2015 "Top 10 food cities" list. Chennai was also named the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet. In October 2017, Chennai was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) list for its rich musical tradition.

The Chennai Metropolitan Area is one of the largest municipal economies of India. Chennai is nicknamed "The Detroit of India", with more than one-third of India's automobile industry being based in the city. Home to the Tamil film industry, Chennai is also known as a major film production centre. In January 2015, it was ranked third in terms of per capita GDP. Chennai has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission.

Selected article

Chennai viewed from St. Thomas Mount

St. Thomas Mount is a small hillock located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Located near the neighborhood of Guindy and close to the airfield in Chennai, St. Thomas Mount is associated with St. Thomas, the apostle of Christ, who is believed to have been martyred here. The mount is commonly called in Tamil (Tamil language) "Parangi Malai", History says 2000 years back a saint 'Parangi' 'Peeringi' munivar who lived here. Over period of time Anglo Indians predominated in this areas. A small relic-filled Church built in 1523 by the Portuguese stands at the summit of the 300 foot high St. Thomas Mount. The place was visited by Pope John Paul II during his visit to India on 5th February 1986. The Indian Army operates an Officers training Academy (OTA) on the mount. The South line of the Chennai suburban railway has a station named after St. Thomas Mount here.

Selected images

In the news

Nuvola apps knewsticker.png
  1. February 19, 2018:Tamil Nadu: Maduravoyal-Chennai Port elevated corridor project puts over 4,000 families at eviction risk.(The MetroTalk)
  2. October 10, 2017:First-ever Indian transgender cop takes charge in Chennai.(The New Indian Express)
  3. March 09, 2017:A trailblazer for women, disabled.(The Hindu)
  4. March 09, 2017:Chennai's IT corridor may shut down as strike by water tankers continues.(New Indian Express)
  5. February 20, 2017:Three-year-old girl's body found in dumpyard; neighbour suspected.(First Post)


Did you know?

Categories

WikiProjects

Things you can do


Selected panorama

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Credit: User:PlaneMad

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

ArchivesRead more...

Featured and good articles

Featured content
Featured content
Good articles
Good articles

Symbol support vote.svg Mani Ratnam
Symbol support vote.svg Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Symbol support vote.svg R. K. Narayan
Symbol support vote.svg Pete Best

Things you can do

Things you can do

Topics

Related portals

Associated Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:

Wikibooks
Books

Commons
Media

Wikinews 
News

Wikiquote 
Quotations

Wikisource 
Texts

Wikiversity
Learning resources

Wikivoyage 
Travel guides

Wiktionary 
Definitions

Wikidata 
Database

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Chennai&oldid=858236494"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Chennai
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Portal:Chennai"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA