List of Chennai Corporation zones

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The city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, India, is managed by the Corporation of Chennai. Established as Madras Corporation in 1688, it is the oldest municipal body in India.[1][2][3] It is headed by a mayor, who presides over 200 councillors each of whom represents a ward. As of October 2011 the mayor of Chennai is Saidai Sa. Duraisamy.

Prior to its expansion in late-2011, the city occupied an area of 174 km2 (67 sq mi); its merger with 42 local bodies at that time more than doubled its extent, resulting in a combined area of 426 km2 (164 sq mi). Chennai Corporation absorbed seven municipalities, three town panchayats and 13 panchayat unions in Tiruvallur district and two municipalities, five town panchayats and 12 panchayat unions in Kanchipuram district.[4] A total of nine municipalities merged into the city: Alandur, Ambattur, Kattivakkam, Madhavaram, Maduravoyal, Manali, Tiruvottiyur, Ullagaram-Puzhuthivakkam and Valasaravakkam. A total of eight town panchayats merged into the city: Chinnasekkadu, Puzhal, Porur, Nandambakkam, Meenambakkam, Perungudi, Pallikaranai, Sholinganallur. A total of twenty five village panchayats merged into the city: Edayanchavadi, Sadayankuppam, Kadapakkam, Theeyampakkam, Mathur, Vadaperumbakkam, Surapet, Kathirvedu, Puthagaram, Nolambur, Karambakkam, Nerkundram, Ramapuram, Mugalivakkam, Manapakkam, Kottivakkam, Palavakkam, Neelankarai, Injambakkam, Karapakkam, Okkiyam-Thuraipakkam, Madipakkam, Jaladampet, Semmencherry, Uthandi.[4]

The expanded city contains 4.41 million voters and was re-organised into 15 zones consisting of 200 wards.[5] The newly annexed areas were divided into 93 wards, and the remaining 107 wards were created out of the original 155 within the old city limits.[6] As of September 2011, the new wards are yet to be named.[5] Out of the 200 wards, 26 were reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes and 58 were reserved for women.[6]


District profile map of Chennai city
15 Zones of the Chennai Corporation after expansion
No. Zone Ward(s) Assembly constituency Parliamentary constuency Taluk District
1 Thiruvottiyur 1–14 Thiruvottiyur Chennai North Tiruvottiyur Tiruvallur
2 Manali 15–21 Thiruvottiyur/Madhavaram/Ponneri Chennai North/Thiruvallur Tiruvottiyur/Madhavaram/Ponneri Tiruvallur
3 Madhavaram 22–33 Madhavaram Thiruvallur Madhavaram Tiruvallur
4 Tondiarpet 34–48 Thiruvottiyur/Perambur/RK Nagar Chennai North Tondiarpet Chennai
5 Royapuram 49–63 Royapuram/Harbour Chennai North/Chennai Central Egmore/Purasaiwalkam Chennai
6 Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar 64–78 Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar/Perambur/Kolathur/Egmore Chennai North Perambur/Ayanavaram/Purasaiwalkam Chennai
7 Ambattur 79–93 Ambattur Sriperumbudur Ambattur Tiruvallur
8 Anna Nagar 94–108 Anna Nagar/Villivakkam/Egmore Chennai Central Ayanavaram/Aminjikarai Chennai
9 Teynampet 109–126 Thousand Lights/T.Nagar//Chepauk Chennai Central Mylapore/Egmore Chennai
10 Kodambakkam 127–142 T.Nagar/Saidapet/Virugambakkam Chennai south Mambalam/Guindy/Egmore Chennai
11 Valasaravakkam 143–155 Maduravoyal/Alandur Sriperumbudur Maduravoyal/Alandur Tiruvallur/Kancheepuram
12 Alandur 156–167 Alandur Sriperumbudur Alandur Kancheepuram
13 Adyar 170–182 Mylapore/Velachery Chennai South Mylapore/Velachery Chennai
14 Perungudi 168, 169
Sholinganallur Chennai South Sholinganallur Kancheepuram
15 Sholinganallur 192–200 Sholinganallur Chennai South Sholinganallur Kancheepuram

Other Constituencies in Chennai Metropolitan Area[edit]

  1. Avadi
  2. Pallavaram
  3. Poonamallee
  4. Tambaram

Other Taluks in Chennai Metropolitan Area[edit]

  1. Avadi
  2. Pallavaram
  3. Poonamalee
  4. Tambaram

Municipalities in Chennai Metropolitan Area[edit]

Map of Chennai city and metropolitan area, now which have been absorbed into the city

Tiruvallur District[edit]

  1. Avadi
  2. Poonamallee
  3. Thiruverkadu

Kancheepuram District[edit]

  1. Pallavaram
  2. Sembakkam
  3. St.Thomas Mount-Pallavaram Cantonment Board
  4. Tambaram

Town Panchayats in Chennai Metropolitan Area[edit]

Tiruvallur District[edit]

  1. Minjur
  2. Naravarikuppam
  3. Thirumazhisai
  4. Thiruninravur

Kancheepuram District[edit]

  1. Chitlapakkam
  2. Kunrathur
  3. Madambakkam
  4. Mangadu
  5. Peerkankaranai
  6. Perungalathur
  7. Thiruneermalai

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Achuthan, Kamal (23 September 2008). "Chennai Corporation to celebrate 320 years". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Committee, Madras Tercentenary Celebration (1994). The Madras Tercentenary Commemoration Volume. Asian Educational Services. p. 192. ISBN 978-81-206-0537-4. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Aggarwal, Anjana. Comprehensive Reading & Writing in English XII. Firewall Media. p. 114. ISBN 978-81-7008-734-2. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "More areas to come under Chennai Corporation". The Hindu. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Ramakrishnan, Deepa H (20 September 2011). "Details of merged wards online soon". The Hindu. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "சென்னை மாநகராட்சி எல்லைகள் விஸ்தரிப்பு- 200 வார்டுகளுடன் மெகா மாநகராட்சியானது". Retrieved 31 August 2012. 

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