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ID: 7001562
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Chennai (inhabited place)  Chennai (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 13.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 080 17 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 80.2833  decimal degrees

Note: British East India Company built fort and trading post here 1639-1640; blockaded by Daud Khan 1702; attacked unsuccessfully by Marathas 1741; captured by France 1746 and returned by treaty 1748; held by France 1672-1674; ceded to Britain 1749.

Names:
Chennai (preferred,C,V,Tamil (transliterated),U)
Ceṉṉai (C,V)
Madras (C,V,English,U)
Chennapatnam (NA,V)
Chennapuri (NA,V)
Tamizhagam (NA,V)
Tamulinadu (NA,V)
சென்னை (NA,V,Tamil,U)
Fort Saint George (H,V)
Madraspatam (H,V)
Madraspatnam (H,V)  ............ original Tamil village, 17th cen.

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of India (nation)  ........  India (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Tamil Nādu (state)  ............  Tamil Nādu (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Chennai (inhabited place)  ................  Chennai (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by Francis Day in 1639, on site of Indian village
city (C)
state capital (C)
port (C)
harbor (C)  ............  built 1862-1901
industrial center (C)
educational center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
சென்னை..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Ceṉṉai..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 659
Chennai..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) 621
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Chennapatnam..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Chennapuri..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Fort Saint George..........  [VP]
................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 706
Madras..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 547-548
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 659
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 118
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 538
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 706
Madraspatam..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 547-548
Madraspatnam..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 382
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 547-548
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 659
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Tamizhagam..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Tamulinadu..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1999) 621
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 382
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 547-548
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 659
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2103041
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 118
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 538
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 706
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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