Chennai is the Capital of the State of Tamil Nādu, India. The city is also known as ˈtɕenːaɪ or Madras. The city is one of the largest cultural, economic and educational centres of south India.
The city together with the adjoining regions constitutes the Chennai Metropolitan Area.
Chennai includes the Kolathur and Besant Nagar neighbourhoods.
Chennai is rated Beta by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Beta level cities are cities that link moderate economic regions to the world economy.
Chennai has a population of over 9,417,361 people. Chennai also forms part of the wider Chennai metropolitan area which has a population of over 11,527,816 people.
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