Facts About Chennai(Madrasapattinam)
Ø Chennai shares the second position as the largest employment generator in India , along with Bombay . It is next only to Bangalore .
Madras generates around 35,000 jobs annually.
Ø Chennai has the highest two-wheeler population in India .
Ø Chennai has the lowest pollution among major cities of India in spite of having over 20 lakh vehicles.
Ø The city is now called the Detroit of India due to its automobile industry producing over 40% of the country's auto parts and vehicles.
Ø Chennai is India 's fourth largest city and ranks among the fifty most populous cities in the world (#35).
Ø Chennai as ranked First in India in Health facilities by Outlook in 2003.
Ø Chennai was ranked First in India in Education facilities by Outlook in 2003.
Ø Chennai was ranked the second best city to live in by Outlook in 2003.
Ø The Mofussil bus stand at Koyambedu, Chennai is the largest in South Asia .
Ø Chennai is the best place of cinema post-production work in the country according to leading cine industry experts. Because of its cheapness and all modernized technologies, several post-production works for the movies from the Eastern India and also from North-East
India are now being done in Chennai.
Madras (Chennai) old facts...........
Ø Gateway of South India .
Ø Cultural capital of India .
Ø Marina Beach is the second longest beach in the world, after Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro .
Ø Has one of oldest engineering and medical colleges in the world.
Ø Has the second largest cine industry in the country, next only to Bombay .
Ø The Vandalur Zoo in Chennai is the First Zoo (1855) in India and one of the largest in South Asia .
Ø The Cancer institute (1920) in Chennai is one of the Oldest in India