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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 (2001)
 • Total 4,774
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-22

Meenambakkam (Tamil: மீனம்பாக்கம்) is a town in Chennai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Chennai International Airport Cargo Terminal is situated here. The neighbourhood is served by Meenambakkam railway station. It also has a hillock nearby.

AAI (Airports Authority of India, earlier Civil Aviation Colony) Quarters is located in Meenambakkam. It houses around 200 families. Durga Pooja, Ayyappa Pooja, Sri Rama Navami are conducted in the Community Hall located in the colony.. The Colony is close to the Meenambakkam Domestic terminal, flying club and the Meenambakkam International airport. There are two schools in the colony—the Civil Aviation Middle school and the Little Flower Nursery School. Both cater to the students residing in Meenambakkam, Palavanthangal and Nanganallur. The colony is also close to the Jain College in Meenambakkam. At walking distance from the colony, are two intra-city electric train stations (Meenambakkam and Palavanthangal), providing further access to the schools, colleges, residents of the colony and interior streets. Meenambakkam has cricket teams like OMCC. DGQA complex a defence area is also there in meenambakkam.kendriya vidayalaya DGQA is also there for the students who are residing in that area as well as kendriya vidyalaya minabakkam near palavanthangal subway.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1981 3,092 —    
1991 3,802 +23.0%
1891 3,609 −5.1%
  • 1981 - 2001: G. Dattatri (February 10–11, 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 2001 India census,[1] Meenambakkam had a population of 3609. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Meenambakkam has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 90%, and female literacy is 83%. In Meenambakkam, 7% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  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.