Chengalpattu

Published: 08.12.2018

Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, India

Chengalpattu

Chengalpattu is a town in Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the headquarters of the Chengalpattu Taluk of the district and is 55 kilometres (34 mi) southwest of the state capital, Chennai and 22 km Away from Chennai City Entrance Gateway Chennai Vandalur on the National Highway 45. Chengalpattu Railway Station, generally known as CGL, is one of the major railway junctions of the Southern Railway and is a nationally important halt.

Chengalpattu Government Hospital is a landmark and the largest government hospital in this district. The Hospital has its own medical college. The town has the principal court of the district, and Dr. Ambedhkar Law College. The city also has an arts college(Rajeswari vedhachalam arts college).

The city is believed to have been named after a lily called 'chenkazhuneer poo' which is found aplenty in the region. It is on the Palar River about 56 km southwest of Chennai city (Madras). Chengalpattu is an important commercial center. It has a medical college and other colleges affiliated with the University of Madras. In 2011, the town had a population of 62,579. As of now the current population is up to 65,695.

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