Chennai is the capital city for the Indian state Tamil Nadu. It is one of the the biggest commercial, economical, cultural and education center for South India. Total area coverage is around 426 km as Metropolis and 1,189 km as Metro and the overall population is around 8,917,749 and ranks 4th in India. Tamil is the major language spoken in Chennai and English takes 2nd position. Some people represent Chennai as “Detroit of India”, “Gateway to South India”, “Madras” and “Chennapattanam” and many others as well. The city is the 2nd financial hub in India next to Mumbai, also holds the Madras Stock Exchange.
Major transportation services in Chennai are Road, Rail, Air and Sea. The city holds 2nd place in the literacy level among the metropolitan cities in India with 90.33%. There are so many public and private schools, colleges and education institutions being run. Public schools were affiliated to Tamil Nadu State Board were run by Chennai Corporation, while private schools may be affiliated with either of the Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Kollywood is the Tamil Film industry recognized globally. At present there are around 120 cinema screens found in Chennai and this keeps growing up from time to time. Cricket is the major and popular sports in Madras. Chennai Super Kings being home to Indian Premier League and won 2011 and 2012 series. As for as banking sector is considered, Chennai holds the 4th place for the largest deposit centre in India. Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank are running Chennai as headquarter.