Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest industrial and commercial centre in South India,and a major cultural, economic and educational centre.
Chennai is known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. It is the sixth-largest city and fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the country and 31st-largest urban area in the world. The city is the secondary financial hub in the country, after Mumbai.
National Geographic ranked Chennai as world’s 2nd best food city and Chennai was the only Indian city to feature in the list. Chennai was also named the the 9th best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet.As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Chennai confronts substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems. The Chennai Metropolitan Area has recently (January 2015)been ranked the fourth-largest economy in India.