Happy Madras Day 2019, 10 real facts of Madras Chennai

Happy Madras Day, 10 real facts of Madras Chennai
Happy Madras Day 2019, 10 real facts of Madras Chennai



Happy Madras day 2019

Happy Madras Day 2019, at first we wish to all of you Happy Madras day.

Madras Day is a festival organized to commemorate the founding of the city of Madras (now Chennai) in Tamil Nadu, India. It is celebrated on 22 August every year, 22 August 1639 being the widely agreed date for the purchase of the village of Madraspatnam or Chennapatnam by East India Company factors Andrew Cogan and Francis Day from Damarla Venkatadri Nayaka, the viceroy of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Happy Madras Day 2019, 10 real facts of Madras Chennai
Happy Madras Day 2019, 10 real facts of Madras Chennai


The idea of a Madras Day was first suggested by Chennai-based journalist Vincent D'Souza to historian S. Muthiah during a meeting of the trustees of the Chennai Heritage foundation in 2004. The Madras Day festival has registered a steady increase in popularity year after year. 

10 real facts of Madras Chennai

Happy Madras Day, 10 real facts of Madras Chennai
  1. Chennai  has the distinction of being the first British settlement.
  2. Chennai is the first city in India to have implemented the Conditional Access System for cable television
  3. Chennai was the first Indian city to have the Wi-Fi facility in a widespread manner.
  4. The Spectator, founded in 1836, was the first English newspaper in Chennai to be owned by an Indian and became the city's first daily newspaper in 1853.
  5. Chennai's Marina Beach runs for 6 km, spanning along the shoreline of the city between the deltas of Cooum and Adyar. It is the second longest urban beach in the world.
  6. The second theory states it was named after the Chenna Kesava Perumal Temple; the word chenni in Tamil means face, with the temple regarded as the face of the city
  7. Historian J B Prashant More has stated that the origin of the name "Chennai" is Telugu and not Tamil.
  8. Chennai is the base for the Tamil film industry, known as Kollywood. 
  9. 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.
  10. It is also the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the country and 31st largest urban area in the world.
  11. The city is host to the third largest expatriate population in India after Mumbai and Delhi, with 35,000 in 2009 and steadily climbing to 82,790 in 2011.





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