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Greater Chennai Corporation Limits
Porur is located in Chennai
Coordinates: 13°02′05″N 80°09′21″E / 13.03478°N 80.15586°E / 13.03478; 80.15586Coordinates: 13°02′05″N 80°09′21″E / 13.03478°N 80.15586°E / 13.03478; 80.15586
StateTamil Nadu
ZoneCentral Chennai Zone
 • TypeChennai Corporation
 • BodyChennai Corporation
 • Total3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
16 m (52 ft)
 • Total28,783
 • Density7,600/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN 10

Porur is a residential neighbourhood of Chennai, India. It comes under Chennai Corporation (Ward no. 151 and 153 of Zone XI).[1]

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.[2]


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.[3][4][5][6] During that time, the Saidapet taluk adjoining Madras city,[7] especially the Mount-Poonamallee Road, was famous for industries and chemical plants producing a variety of products.[8]

Porur village panchayat was upgraded to a Grade-I town panchayat on October 1, 1977.[9] Later, it was upgraded to a selection grade town panchayat starting from February 24, 1982.[9] The population of the town at the time of the 1981 census was 8,633.[9]


Historical population
1981 8,633—    
1991 19,507+126.0%
2001 28,782+47.5%
2011 30,060+4.4%

As of 2001 India census,[10] 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.


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Janardhanan, Arun (29 September 2011). "Chennai ATC enjoys the navigation of entire South Indian skies". The Times of India (in Tamil). Chennai: The Times Group. Retrieved 1 Dec 2012.
  3. ^ "Tamil Nadu Government - RTO Details". www.tn.gov.in.
  4. ^ Indian journal of power and river valley development, Volume 41. 1991. p. 237.
  5. ^ Eastern economist, Volume 41. 1963. p. 910.
  6. ^ India Major Manufacturers. Business Information Agency. p. 237.
  7. ^ B. S. Baliga (1957). Madras District Gazetteers. p. 870.
  8. ^ B. S. Baliga (1957). Madras District Gazetteers. p. 805.
  9. ^ a b c B. S. Baliga (1983). Madras District Gazetteers Volume 12 Part 2. p. 1273.
  10. ^ "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.