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Greater Chennai Corporation Limits
|Zone||Central Chennai Zone|
|• Type||Chennai Corporation|
|• Body||Chennai Corporation|
|• Total||3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)|
|Elevation||16 m (52 ft)|
|• Density||7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 10|
Porur Lake is the major source of fresh water for suburban areas such as Iyyapanthangal, Moulivakkam and Mangadu. Porur is also known for the Ramachandra Medical College. Porur houses Mono-pulse Secondary Surveillance radar, one of the two radars in the city, which aids air-transport communication.
Porur is located at 13.03° N and 80.16° E, and 52 feet (15 metres) above sea level. It is bounded on the east and south-east by the Pallavaram Hills.
Porur was a little-known village administered as a part of the Saidapet taluk of the then Chengalpattu district in 1961. During that time, the Saidapet taluk adjoining Madras city, especially the Mount-Poonamallee Road, was famous for industries and chemical plants producing a variety of products.
Porur village panchayat was upgraded to a Grade-I town panchayat on October 1, 1977. Later, it was upgraded to a selection grade town panchayat starting from February 24, 1982. The population of the town at the time of the 1981 census was 8,633.
As of 2001[update] India census, Porur had a population of 28,782. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Porur has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 76%. In Porur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age. Population of Porur was 30,060 in 2011. The sex ratio was 938 females for every 1000 males. Porur is now administered by the Greater Chennai Corporation.
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