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Chennai is a large commercial and industrial centre, and is known for its cultural heritage and temple architecture. Chennai is the automobile capital of India, with a major percentage of the automobile industry having a base there and with a major portion of the nation's vehicles being produced there. Chennai is also referred to as the Detroit of South Asia. It has also become a major center for outsourced jobs from the Western world. The 12-kilometre long Marina Beach forms the city's east coast and is one of the longest beaches in the world. The city is known for its sport venues and hosts an ATP tennis event, the Chennai Open.
The name Madras is derived from Madraspatnam, the site chosen by the British East India Company for a permanent settlement in 1639. Another small town, Chennapatnam, lay to the south of it. In due course the two towns were merged, and the term Madras was favoured by the British. However locals used to refer to it as Chennapatnam or Chennapuri. The word "Chennu" is a South-Central Dravidian word of Telugu origin, meaning "Beautiful" and therefore Chennapuri or Chennapatnam meant "Beautiful City". The city was renamed Chennai in August 1996 as the name Madras was perceived to be of Portuguese origin. (A number of other Indian cities have enacted similar name changes.) It is believed that the original Portuguese name is Madre de Sois, named after a Portuguese high authority who was one among the early settlers in 1500.
 
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Chennai Central Railway Station.
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Chennai is connect to major cities of the world through regular air service.
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Spots To See
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Marina Beach
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Marina Beach - Beautifull beach along the east coast of the city.
Spensers Plaza - Very famous shopping complex.
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Bharatnatyam performance by shobhna.
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