In 1612, the Dutch established themselves near Pulicat, north of Chennai.
The second theory states that it was named after the Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple; the temple regarded as the face of the city.
In 1996, the Government of Tamil Nadu officially changed the name from Madras to Chennai.
Personals are for people local to Kingsport, TN and are for ages 18 of either sex.
) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
With the advent of railways in India in the 19th century, the thriving urban centre was connected to other important cities such as Bombay and Calcutta, promoting increased communication and trade with the hinterland.
The violent agitations of 1965 against the compulsory imposition of Hindi and in support of English in India in the state marked a major shift in the political dynamics of the city and eventually it had a big impact on the whole state.
The region was then primarily a fishing village known as "Madraspatnam".
Post independence the fort housed the Tamil Nadu Assembly until the new Secretariat building was opened in 2010, but shortly afterwards it was again moved back to Fort St. By the 18th century, the British had conquered most of the region around Tamil Nadu and the northern modern–day states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, establishing the Madras Presidency with Madras as the capital.
Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres in South India.