Chennai · Population

Question: What is the population of Chennai? Answer: Chennai, India (Administrative unit: Tamil Nādu) - last known population is ≈ 8 653 500 (year 2011). This was 0.694% of total India population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2001-2011 (+2.81%/year), Chennai population in 2024 would be: 12 403 600*.

Population history [1]

Annual population change

[1971-1981] +3.07 %/year
[1981-1991] +2.29 %/year
[1991-2001] +1.92 %/year
[2001-2011] +2.81 %/year


GPS coordinates: 13.088, 80.278

Local time in Chennai: 00:15 Sunday GMT+5:30.

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Chennai on city and population density map

City density [2]population density [3]Legend (Click on marker to hide it)

Sources, Notices

1971e, 1981e, 1991c, 2001c, 2011c. Legend: e-estimate, c-census, o-other, ..
* Unofficial, calculated population.
** In some cases boundaries changes also influence the comparability of the population data. Data is provided "as is" without warranty or any representation of accuracy, timeliness or completeness. Terms of use.
[1] Sources
Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India
Population Census 2011
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2014). World Urbanization Prospects: The 2014 Revision, CD-ROM Edition. y: 1971, 1982
[2] City density map, generated by using data provided to us by website. Every circle is city with population over 5000. Link
[3] Population density map generated by instructions from daysleeperrr on reddig. Link1. Used data source is the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v3 online at the the Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) at Columbia University. Link2. Additional urban land cover: Extracted from Global Land Cover Characteristics Data Base Version 2.0 and Binary MOD12Q1 data on Link3 (PNG,0.5Mb).