⭕1. Second oldest corporation in the world.
⭕2. Kathipara flyover in Guindy is the largest Clover leaf shaped flyover in Asia.
⭕3. 31st Largest metropolitan city in the world.
⭕4.”Higginbotham” book shop on Mount Road is the first and oldest existing book shop in India.
⭕5. Fourth most populous metropolitan city in India
⭕6. Chennai is the only city in South Asia and India to figure in the “52 places to go around the world” by The New York Times
⭕7. St. Mary’s Church inside Fort St. George is the oldest Anglican church in India.
⭕8. First printing press erected in 1711
⭕9. Chennai is referred to as the Gateway of South India.
⭕10. Chennai region has the oldest rocks in the country dating back to a billion years.
⭕11. Chennai is the only oldest serving municipal corporation in India
⭕12. Chennai central prison is one of the oldest prisons in India.
⭕13. LIC building which was completed in 1959 was the tallest building in India at that time.
⭕14. Madras High Court building is the second largest judicial complex in world after the one in London.
⭕15. Royapuram railway station is the third oldest station in India.
⭕16. Government college of fine arts and crafts is the oldest college in Asia.
⭕17. In 1930, Madras University introduced Bachelor’s course in Music for the first time in India.
⭕18. Chennai remains top in the most visited cities in India till 2008 by tourists.
⭕19. Phoneix shopping mall at Velachery is one of the biggest malls in Asia.
⭕20. Chennai contributes to 40 % of retail Gold sales in India.
⭕21. Marina is the second longest beach in world
⭕22. Chennai is the cultural capital of South India.
⭕23.Second largest IT exporter in India.
⭕24. According to Forbes magazine, Chennai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and the only Indian city to be rated in the “Forbes-Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities in the World”
⭕25. A major part of India’s automobile industry is based in and around Chennai thus earning it the nickname “Detroit of India”
⭕26. Tidel park in Chennai was Asia’s largest IT park when it was built.
⭕27. Chennai is the largest electronic hardware exporter in India.
⭕28. One of the four cities in India to be connected by under sea fiber optics cable.
⭕29. First Indian city to have widespread Wifi facility.
⭕30. World bank permanent back office in Chennai is the biggest building owned by World bank outside its headquarters in Washington D.C
⭕31. Chennai is termed as health capital of India. Chennai Koyambedu CMBT is the biggest bus terminal in Asia.
⭕32. Chennai is the biggest artificial port in India & biggest in Bay of Bengal
⭕33. Chepauk M.A. Chidambaram stadium is the oldest cricket stadium in India
⭕34. Only Indian city to be attacked during world war 1
⭕35. Bus transportation was introduced by year 1925 in Chennai. Interestingly Flight service was introduced in 1917 itself.
⭕36. Madras was renamed as Chennai in the year 1996.
⭕37. Cancer institute established in 1920 is the oldest Cancer hospital in India.
⭕38. Anna Centenary Library in Chennai is the biggest library in Asia.Vandalur zoo is the first public zoo and also largest in India.
⭕39. Chennai has the highest two wheeler population in India.Chennai is the second largest employment producer in India with 35,000 jobs every year.
⭕40. Chennai is the best place for post production work for all Indian cinema according to experts.
⭕41. Chennai ranked first for its educational institutions by Outlook magazine…
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