About-Chennai

About the city of Chennai

Chennai is located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is known for its cultural, economic and educational centres in South India. It is a matter of fact to know that Chennai is the fourth-largest city and the most populous urban city in India. It can be observed that Chennai is one of the most visited city than the city by foreign tourists as compared to any other city. As per the reports, Chenna was ranked 43rd most visited city in the world for the year 2015.
However, the best part is that as per Quality of Living Survey, Chennai is rated as the safest city in India. However, it is termed as "India's health capital". Chennai is also known as "India's health capital" as people from around the world visit Chennai for health treatment.

History of Chennai

Chennai is one of the old cities having a history of more than 400-year and is considered as the 31st largest metropolitan area in the world. The original name of Chennai is "Madrasapattinam" which was located in the province of Tondaimandalam, an area which falls between Pennar river of Nellore and the Pennar river of Cuddalore. Earlier Chennai was a group of many villages, surrounded by paddy fields, which were outlined by palm trees. Chennai was ruled by dynasties of South India such as the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas and the Vijaynagar kingdom. As per our historians, it was at the beginning of 16th century when Chennai started taking shape for the future.

At the time of India's Independence Madras was declared the capital of Tamil Nadu. However, in the history, it is mentioned that from 1965 to 1967, the city played an important role and stood for the Tamil protest against imposing the Hindi language. Due to the racial conflict in Sri Lanka, It also faced some political criticism. It is another fact that consequently, till now, Chennai has not suffered any big terrorist activity. In the month of August in 1996, the Madras name was changed to Chennai by the state government at the same time when many other cities of countries were in process to be renamed.

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