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Meenambakkam is located in Chennai
Meenambakkam is located in Tamil Nadu
Meenambakkam is located in India
Coordinates: 12°59′04″N 80°10′29″E / 12.98456°N 80.17470°E / 12.98456; 80.17470Coordinates: 12°59′04″N 80°10′29″E / 12.98456°N 80.17470°E / 12.98456; 80.17470
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Population (2016)
 • Total 24,334
 • Official Tamil
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration TN-22

Meenambakkam is a district neighboring the Chennai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is home to Chennai International Airport and the Airport Authority of India regional offices.


  • Kendriya Vidyalaya Meenambakkam
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya DGQA
  • Government Adi Dravida Welfare Higher Secondary School
  • Civil Aviation School
  • Little Flower School (till UKG or Sr KG)
  • Kalyanamayee Primary and Nursery School (Till 5th)
  • Jain School (CBSE Board)
  • Prince Matriculation school and A. M. Jain College


Meenambakkam has consistently voted in favor of the DMK since the 1980s.[citation needed] In 2016, Jayanthi Thenarasu began serving as the councilor and M.R. Vaidyalingam (ex MLA Tamabaram) has played a major role in improving the infrastructure of Meenambakkam.[citation needed]


Historical population
1981 3,092—    
1991 3,802+23.0%
1891 3,609−5.1%
  • 1981 - 2001: G. Dattatri (10–11 February 2005). WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION IN PERI-URBAN CHENNAI – CASE STUDY FINDINGS. Service Provision Governance in the Peri-Urban Interface of Metropolitan Areas. p. 8. 

As of the 2016 Indian census,[1] Meenambakkam had a population of more than 24,000. [2] The voting population numbered 3,620, with 1,790 male and 1,830 female voters.


The Meenambakkam Metro station, a part of the Chennai Metro, was introduced in 2016. It runs between Chennai International Airport and Koyambedu[3].


Meenambakkam has several theatres: Velan and Vetrivel (also known as Ranga theatre), Janatha Theatre Pallavaram, Vetri, and Rakesh in Chrompet.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Meenambakkam City Population Census 2011 - Tamil Nadu". Retrieved 2017-11-06. 
  3. ^ Tejonmayam, U (3 November 2016). "Direct metro from Koyambedu to airport starts". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 August 2018.