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Neelankarai is located in Chennai
Neelankarai is located in Tamil Nadu
Neelankarai is located in India
Coordinates: 12°56′58″N 80°15′33″E / 12.9495°N 80.2592°E / 12.9495; 80.2592Coordinates: 12°56′58″N 80°15′33″E / 12.9495°N 80.2592°E / 12.9495; 80.2592
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Chennai
Metro Chennai
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,688
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TN-14

Neelangarai is a census town and is a locality in the south of Chennai. it is situated in Chennai district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu about seven kilometers south of Adyar, Chennai. The name of Neelankarai Neelam + Karai means Blue Shore! , the former name of the city was Thiruneelakandapuram named after the Thiruneelakandeshwarar temple. Neelankarai is located with Palavakkam in the North, Vettuvankeni in the South, Thoraipakkam in the west and the Bay of Bengal in the East. Over the years Neelankarai has developed tremendously and has made a significant name for itself in popularity for various reasons.

==DemogIndia census,[1] Neelangkarai had a population of 15,688. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Neelangkarai has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Neelangkarai, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Neelangarai consists of areas like Workers Estate, Rajandra Nagar, Singaravelan Salai, Pandiyan Nagar, Kabaleeshwarar Nagar, Marakayar Nagar, Causarina drive, Periya Neelangarai Kuppam, Chinna Neelangarai Kuppam,Sunrise avenue, Vaithiyalingam salai, C.L.R.I Nagar etc.. Neelangarai comes under South Chennai parliamentary constitution and Sholinganallur legislative constitution (MLA).

Neelankarai is located on the East Coast Road (State Highway 49) and is parallel to Thoraipakkam on the OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road).


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  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.