• It has the second longest beach in the world (Marina Beach).
  • It has one of the oldest engineering and medical colleges in the world.
  • The Vandalur Zoo in Chennai was the first in India and one of the largest in South Asia.
  • The Cancer Institute (1920) is one of the oldest established research centers in India.
  • Anna Salai road — Chennai’s largest road, was originally known as Grand South Trunk Road (GST).
  • Chennai has the second largest number of theaters in India, second only to Mumbai.
  • Chennai is the birth place of South Indian cinema.
  • It’s the automobile hub of India.
  • Chennai has been voted one of the safest cities to live in India.
  • Chennai is one of the best places for post-production work.
  •  It has one of the best-planned bus transportation routes in Chennai through Koyambedu.
  •  Chennai’s two-wheeler population ranks in the top three in South Asia.
  • Chennai is India’s fourth largest city in terms of space.
  • Chennai employs the second largest number of people in India, in terms of man-power.
  • It was earlier known as Madrasapatnam.
  •  Tidal Park, an IT Park in Chennai, is the largest IT Park in Asia.
  • The M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, set up in 1916, is one of the oldest in India.
  • The Anna Centenary Library is the largest in Asia.
  • Viswanathan Anand, India’s most famous Chess player was born in Chennai.
  • Chennai is the second leading exporter of information technology and BPO services in India.
  • Chennai is the cultural capital of India.

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