CHENNAI METROPOLITAN AREA - PROFILE
Chennai, the capital City of Tamil Nadu is the fourth largest Metropolitan City in India.
The expanded Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) comprises the Greater Chennai Corporation, Avadi Corporation, Tambaram Corporation, Kancheepuram Corporation, 12 Municipalities, 13 Town Panchayats, 1 Special Grade Town Panchayat and 22 Panchayat Unions (Comprised of 1321 villages). The present extent of CMA is 5904 Sq.km. (The setting of Chennai is presented in the Figure).
The expanded CMA falls in five Districts of the Tamil Nadu State viz. Chennai District, parts of Thiruvallur District, Kancheepuram District, Chengalpattu District, and part of Arakkonam Taluk of Ranipet District.
CMA comprised of Greater Chennai Corporation, Avadi Corporation, Tambaram Corporation, 5 Municipalities & 3 Town Panchayats and 10 Panchayat Unions (comprising of 179 villages) with a total extent of 1189 sq.km. under Chennai District and parts of Thiruvallur, Kancheepuram. In October 2022, the jurisdiction of CMA was expanded by inclusion of contiguous areas in 1225 villages.
The list of Local Bodies present in the erstwhile CMA and the expanded CMA is given here.