|• Total||58.08 km2 (22.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Maraimalai Nagar is a suburb of the southern Indian city of Chennai. Maraimalai Nagar and its surrounding areas are referred to as "New Chennai" by the media due to recent industrial development around this area. It is a Satellite town developed by CMDA in the Year 1980. Many heavy industries are located in Maraimalai Nagar. The Ford India and BMW car factories is located within a mile of Maraimalai Nagar and the Indian software giant Infosys also has an office within eight kilometers of Maraimalai Nagar. Also SRM university has its main campus in Potheri. As of 2011, Maraimalai Nagar had a population of 81,872.
Maraimalai Nagar Municipality comprises Kattankulathur, Potheri, Thirukatchur and Peramanur villages and was constituted as Third grade Municipality in 2004. In 2010, it is upgraded as Special Grade Municipality. The town is divided into 21 wards. The extent of Municipal Area is 58.08 km2. Maraimalai Nagar is also very near to Oragadam - a new investment destination near Chennai.
Maraimalai Nagar is the headquarters town of Maraimalai Nagar taluk in Kancheepuram district. Maraimalai Nagar town is located in the south direction at a distance of 40 km from chennai. It is situated at 12'41'30" latitude and 74'58'00" longitude and 28m elevated from M.S.L.
Maraimalai Nagar has the location advantage in terms of transportation net work. The town is well connected by rail and road, Chennai - Dindigul National Highway No.45 passes through the Town. Chennai-Trichy Broad-gauge railway lines passes through the town.
Acharapakkam Town and Melmaruvathur Temple town lies 20 km and 15 km south of the Town. Chengalpattu Town is 25 km on the northern side from Madurantakam, Cheyyur Town lies 25 km east of the town and Madurantakam, Cheyyur Road joins with the Chennai - Pondy East coast Road.
Maraimalai Nagar has a railway station, bus stand, upgraded primary health care [GOVNT], telephone exchange, electricity office, post office, police station and higher secondary schools. The suburb is close to SRM University and its group of institutions: (Valliammai Engineering College, SRM School of Management, SRM Medical College, SRM Hospital, Valliammai Polytechnic, SRM Polytechnic, SRM Institute of Hotel Management, SRM Arts and Science, SRM Pharmacy) which are located in Potheri, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Guduvancheri. It is becoming the largest residential area between Tambaram and Chengalpet because of the IT companies in and around Maraimalai Nagar like Accenture, Ford, Mahindra World City and SEZ.
According to 2011 census, Maraimalai Nagar had a population of 81,872 with a sex-ratio of 953 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 8,821 were under the age of six, constituting 4,555 males and 4,266 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 18.54% and .45% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 78.67%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The city had a total of 19,970 households. There were a total of 31,926 workers, comprising 329 cultivators, 732 main agricultural labourers, 853 in house hold industries, 25,637 other workers, 4,375 marginal workers, 71 marginal cultivators, 191 marginal agricultural labourers, 164 marginal workers in household industries and 3,949 other marginal workers.
777.83 Hectares of Lands are Cultivated in Maraimalai Nagar Area Main Crops Cultivated in this area are Paddy, Sugarcane, Groundnut, raggi, etc., Water sources for irrigation: Palar River water source, Nandhivaram-Guduvanchery river water source and Local sources
Maraimalai Nagar is well connected to other parts of city by road and the Chennai Suburban Railway Network, it is also good connectivity with Chengalpattu and southern cities through road and rail.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Maraimalai Nagar". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.