Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the Tamil Nadu state. It’s home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost.
Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.
The credit of the booming economy of the city goes to the leading industries including automobile, software services, petrochemicals, financial services, textiles and hardware manufacturing.
Also, Chennai, being an important metropolitan city is very well-connected to all the major cities of India as well as with the countries overseas. And, it is also considered as the cultural hub of South India which is famous for its affluent heritage in classical dance, music, architecture, sculpture, crafts, etc. Given below are some of the very interesting facts and figures about Chennai.
State: Tamil Nadu
Official Language: Tamil
Other Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam
Population: 6.4 Million
Area: 178.20 sq. km
Latitudinal parallels: 13 Deg. North
Longitudinal meridians: 80 Deg. East
Temperature in Summers: 37 °C (Max) 21.10 °C (Min)
Temperature in Winter: 32 °C (Max) 19.81 °C (Min)
Rainfall: 1,272 mm
Monsoon: June to September (South-West Monsoon), October to December (North-East Monsoon)
Season: Tropical throughout the year.
Altitude: 60 m above sea level
Religions: Hindu, Islam, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Buddhists, Jains
Educational Institutes: Dr. Ambedkar Law University, SRMC Chennai, IIT Madras, LIBA Chennai etc.
Main Attractions: Marina Beach, Snake Park, St. George Fort, Kapaleeshwar Temple, Santhome Cathedral, National Art Gallery, etc.
Best Time to visit: November to February