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Chennai District
Divisions of Chennai district.

Chennai district, formerly known as Madras district was one of the 32 districts in Tamil Nadu state of India. It is the smallest district of Tamil Nadu but has the highest population density.Most of the Chennai Metro region comes under this district.


According to 2011 Census, the population of the Chennai district is 4,646,732. The male population is 2,335,844 and female population is 2,310,888.Literacy rate is 90.18%. The density of people population in this district is 26,553/ ratio is 989 per 1000 males.

Administrative divisions

Chennai district is divided into various taluks for administration purposes.They are:

  1. Aminjikarai taluk
  2. Ayanavaram taluk
  3. Egmore taluk
  4. Guindy taluk
  5. Mambalam taluk
  6. Mylapore taluk
  7. Perambur taluk
  8. Tondiarpet taluk
  9. Purasaiwalkam taluk
  10. Velachery taluk
  11. Sholinganallur taluk
  12. Tambaram taluk
  13. Madhavaram taluk

Geographical area

The total area of the Chennai district is 178.8km2. This district is located in the Coromandel coast of Bay of Bengal.The Guindy National Park region covers 2.71km2 of reserved forest.The waterways here are the Cooum River, Adyar River, Buckingham Canal and Otteri Nullah stream.

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